Disable Author Pages


Disable the author pages ( /author=? ) in wordpress and redirect the user to another page.


  1. Install the plugin from within the Dashboard or upload the directory disable-author-pages and all its contents to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure it under settings/disable author pages


I have a new translation

Translations are handled via https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/disable-author-pages

I found a bug

Please report it at https://github.com/staude/disable-author-pages/issues

I have a feature request

Please report it at https://github.com/staude/disable-author-pages/issues



It does what it’s supposed to do.

However, there are two features that I think would make this much better:
– Have a robots.txt addition option that prevents search engines from crawling these links
– Make it possible to redirect to the 404 or 403 page. Currently we can only choose ‘regular’ pages, and have to choose between 301 or 307 protocol (I’m not even sure what for).

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Bijdragers & ontwikkelaars

“Disable Author Pages” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Disable Author Pages” has been translated into 2 locales. Dank voor de vertalers voor hun bijdragen.

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  • version tagging sync github / wordpress.org svn. Thanks to swissspidy
  • fix: notice plugin_settings_link not static. Thanks to swissspidy


  • DB clean up on uninstall
  • added settings list on pluginlist


  • fix: redirect to pages. Thanks to Georg
  • changed text domain for translations via translate.wordpress.org
  • added github updater metadata


  • Updated German Translation, Urls and Description. Thanks to krafit
  • Minor spelling correction. Thanks to tristanpenman


  • Make it work if WordPress installed in a subdirectory
    Thanks to smeric
  • Moved sourcecode to GitHub: https://github.com/staude/disable-author-pages
  • Moved Issuetracker to GitHub: https://github.com/staude/disable-author-pages/issues


Fix: When I choose redirect to “Profile” page and save, the dialogue reverts back to Homepage. ( Thanks to Tradedog )


Fix: Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in wp-includes/post-template.php on line 29 (from user BackuPs – Thanks)


  • Added feature disable only admin author page (from user BackuPs – Thanks)
  • Added feature redirect non exists autor page (instead of default 404) ( Request from Matt Jensen – Thanks)


Disable some php notices if WP Debug active


  • Added settings to Options > Author Pages
  • 0000027: Overwrite the author_link (optional).
  • 0000029: status of redirect
  • 0000028: Select destination for redirect


First version.