Disable Author Archives

Description

A simple, lightweight WordPress plugin to completely disable author archives/pages (regardless of whether the corresponding author really exists) and make the web server return status code 404 (‘Not Found’) instead. Related links will also be either disabled or completely removed.

The plugin does not require any configuration. Once activated, it will start doing its job.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/disable-author-archives directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

FAQ

Where can I find the plugin’s configuration settings?

The plugin does not require any kind of configuration. Author archives are disabled as soon as the plugin is activated.

Reviews

February 8, 2021
The author archive is unnecessary for a single blog. Switching on and off should be a WordPress core feature.
January 9, 2019
Does what it says. Just what I was looking for.Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Disable Author Archives” has been translated into 3 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.3.1

  • Removed View link from admin’s Users list. Suggested by @khaiknievel. Thanks!

1.3.0

  • Opened plugin for translations.
  • Set filter callback priorities to lowest possible value.

1.2.1

  • Subtle optimization.

1.2.0

  • Resolved redirection conflict.

1.1.0

  • Added no-cache headers.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.