This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

WP Author Slug

Description

This plugin replaces the author slug with a sanitized version of the user’s display name.

It will prevent hackers from finding out your login name through the author archive’s URL and works
towards your friendly URLs with using your display name.

Installation

  1. Download WP Author Slug.
  2. Unzip the folder into the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.

Reviews

Excellent

Easy way to add some obscurity to login guessing.

But please update as it’s over 2 years now.

Excellent Plugin

After discovering this WordPress security flaw, I found this plugin and it works a treat. Thanks Konstantin.

Awesome Plugin

This plugin should be part of WordPress core. It really does help to hide usernames of Site Users in URL, Which makes hackers to get through the security.

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

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Changelog

1.3.0

  • Maintenance release.
  • Tested with WordPress 4.0.

1.2.2

  • Updated utility class.
  • Tested with WordPress 3.4.1.

1.2.1

  • Updated uninstall.php and activation hook to use WordPress User API instead of custom queries.
  • Updated utility class.

1.2

  • Tested for WordPress 3.3.1.

1.1

  • Tested for WordPress 3.1.1.
  • Added complete uninstall routine.
  • Added compatibility for pre-3.1 multisite installs.

1.0

  • Initial Release.