How to Change Author URL Slug and Base in WordPress

Do you want to change the author url slug and base in WordPress?
WordPress comes with built-in support for SEO friendly URL structure, also known as pretty permalinks. This feature allows you to choose URLs for your posts, pages, and categories by editing their slugs.
This feature also creates pretty links for author pages. However, there is no option for you to customize the author URL.
In this article, we will show you how to easily change the author URL slug and base in WordPress.

What is a URL Slug and URL Base?
In WordPress terminology, a slug is a title of a publicly viewable page in WordPress formatted to be used in URLs.
It looks like this:
https://example.com/author/syed-balkhi/
In the example above, syed-balkhi is the slug and author is the base.
While users can change the slug and base for posts, pages, categories, and tags, its not possible to change the author URL in WordPress.
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