I realized that users on my site have their path ending in the form "user/number" (for example: user/3) when I check People in the Admin Toolbar and click on their username. I would like to use URL aliasing or some alternative that allows the path end with their username (for example: user/john_smith). How can I do this?

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You can create aliases using the Pathauto module.

The Pathauto module automatically generates URL/path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, taxonomy terms, users) without requiring the user to manually specify the path alias. This allows you to have URL aliases like /category/my-node-title instead of /node/123. The aliases are based upon a "pattern" system that uses tokens which the administrator can change.

There are various tutorials of this module you can watch.

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