Support » Plugin: Disable Author Pages » Disable any author URLs, such as /author/not-a-valid-author/

  • Resolved Matt Jensen

    (@ultrawebsites)


    Hi there

    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:

    /author/notavalidauthor/

    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.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/disable-author-pages/

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  • Plugin Author Frank Neumann-Staude

    (@fstaude)

    hi,

    there are probably two possibilities.

    • Author pages on the 404 page redirect, then it is the same as non-existent authors pages
    • Intercept of 404 in non-existent authors pages and redirect to the set target in the plugin page.

    I’ll see to to find out what is possible.

    Frank

    Hey there, yes either option would sound good to me.
    Cheers
    Matt

    Plugin Author Frank Neumann-Staude

    (@fstaude)

    Hi

    “Intercept of 404 in non-existent authors pages and redirect to the set target in the plugin page.” is implemented in version 0.4

    Frank

    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”.

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