author.php for users without any posts (5 posts)

  1. tchburn
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is driving me crazy and after 3 hours googling for solutions and installing/removing plug ins here I am....

    My site has posts, custom posts and a review engine. I want to use authors.php to display content created by any user.

    If a user has created a post or custom post then fine, no problem.

    if a user has only placed a review then I get the 404 portion of the author.php file.

    Is there ANY way to get an author.php page for a user without a proper post in the db?

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The 'intent' of the template author.php is to output posts by users with a minimal role of 'author'...but how your theme's author.php works is theme dependent. Ask theme provider.

  3. parakeet
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Seacoast: the problem is that author.php does not output any user profile content for users who have not yet made a post.

    This should be allowed.

    I, too, have been researching this a lot today.

  4. tchburn
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ultimately I chose to install buddypress for a more feature filled user experience - which is working fantastically for me.

  5. parakeet
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am toying with BuddyPress, too.
    But I haven't yet seen how viable it is to re-theme components like profile tabs beyond the basics.

    My workaround was http://phpbin.net/g20ZDL5j, for those coming here via search.

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