Support » Fixing WordPress » author.php for users without any posts
3 years, 8 months 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?
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 years, 6 months 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.
Ultimately I chose to install buddypress for a more feature filled user experience – which is working fantastically for me.
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.