Support » Plugin: Disable Author Pages » Disable any author URLs, such as /author/not-a-valid-author/
3 years, 4 months ago
Nice plugin, works well.
However, whilst it redirects any valid author page as expected, it doesn’t redirect from any non-existing author pages – such as:
So someone can still theoretically find out what username’s are in use on a site, but trying ones to see which get redirected, vs. which go to a ‘404 Not Found’ page.
I added the plugin to a site to try to improve security, and I guess from my perspective as such it doesn’t entirely ‘disable author pages’.
I don’t know if this could be added, but could be a good addition to the plugin.
there are probably two possibilities.
I’ll see to to find out what is possible.
Hey there, yes either option would sound good to me.
“Intercept of 404 in non-existent authors pages and redirect to the set target in the plugin page.” is implemented in version 0.4
Love your work Frank, thanks, seems to work well.
FYI in the plugin options page, such you change “Redirect non exists author pages” to “Redirect non-existent author pages”.