Often you will use your blog to post original content, which will often
make you the author.
To your actual question, the base cannot be changed using a base WordPress
install, but it can be done using various plugins, for example
I believe you also need a plugin to remove the custom taxonomy base from
your URLs, but I'm not positive on this.
> Is it possible to remove the AUTHOR base so that what's
> Is it possible change it to postedBy so that the urls is
> As far as I see, the word "Author" here has NOTHING to do with the
> user role author.
> All it is is actually "posted by".
> And I think "posted by" is way better than the word "author" because ..
> in English the word "Author" implies some written work involved, whereas
> posted by does not.
> And finally, is it possible to remove a custom taxonomy base from the url
> so that a url like;
> site.com/people/joe can become;
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