Change the author slug, URL base

Adding this to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will change the default mysite.com/author/name to mysite.com/profile/name, however you can change this to user or anything that you would like.

Instructions
Add this code to your functions.php file.

add_action('init', 'cng_author_base');
function cng_author_base() {
    global $wp_rewrite;
    $author_slug = 'profile'; // change slug name
    $wp_rewrite->author_base = $author_slug;
}

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