I have a plugin that I want to change the place that users are taken to if they click an author's name.
The obvious way to do this, I figured, would be to filter on "the_author_link," and change the link.
However, there does not seem to be a hook for "the_author_link," - there seems to only be a hook for "the_author."
This works, in that I can filter on "the_author," and wrap the author name in a link, and it links to where I want.
However, what's really going on is this:
<a href='the original the_author_link_url'> <a href='my new URL'>Author's Name</a> </a>
A link inside a link is not valid markup. Thus, while my plugin will work and behave the way I want if I use this method, I cannot make it valid HTML, XHTML, or anything.
My question, then, is twofold:
1. Is there, or is there not, a hook to add_filter on 'the_author_link'?
2. If there is no such hook, how do I go about correctly implementing a change to the behavior of the_author_link(); ?
Thank you for your time.