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Extra Authors Redirect


Adds a checkbox to author profiles to redirect. Useful for sites that have occasional authors or user accounts not intended for display.


  • The checkbox


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload extra-authors-redirect to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Check the author(s) you want redirected.


Does this affect posts / pages / admin / ???

No. this only affects people going to the /author/ template page on a site, and only affects those that have been marked to redirect.

Can I change where the redirect goes?

Yes. There is a filter to change the default behavior. In your functions file, include the following:

function new_auth_url($location) {
    $location = '';
    return $location;
add_filter( 'extra_author_redirect_url', 'new_auth_url' );

Contributors & Developers

“Extra Authors Redirect” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Will also redirect for bbPress profile pages


  • Cleaner meta check for adding author meta entry


  • First release!