Disable Author Archive (7 posts)

  1. travelvice
    Posted 8 years ago #


    I'm interested in disabling the 'Author Archive' -- I'm a single author and don't want the dupe content.

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Archives (author, category, tag) are not real duplicates, they are just another way to view posts.

    Can we see an example of what you are 'interested in disabling'?

  3. travelvice
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sure -- http://tinyurl.com/37ojtj


    I'd like to disable that view :)

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Guess you could do this in .htaccess but wonder why bother since it really isn't duplicate and you offer no place to access such a link on your blog.

  5. travelvice
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply Michael.

    Is there a core file that is enabling this that I can modify, instead of doing a redirect?

  6. srizvi1
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Actually, I would like to do this too.

    (found this topic by searching "Disable archives")

    Here's why:

    just started a page called The IM Convo of the Day (imconvoftheday.com / theimconvooftheday.com ), which is a site devoted to funny IM Conversations.

    I would like the visitor to always first see the About page (which I've customized as a welcome page) whenever they type in imconvooftheday.com or theimconvooftheday.com in their URL browser to let them know that they shouldn't just browse through all the posts on our site. The reason is that some of our IM Convos might revolve around TV Shows like 24 and Lost where the topic or joke may revolve around a spoiler. Also, I would like to keep IM Convos revolving around certain topics (For example - funny south asian topics) away from someone not familiar or interested in it. If they wouldn't get, why waste his/her time with it?

    I figure by having an archives link which just categorizes based on date, the user is at "risk" to click on this link and see the latest post in a certain time period in ANY category.

    Actually, what would be ideal for me would be archives falling within categories. So the user can pick and choose on browsing through the archives of my categories of "General," "Lost," "Desi (South Asian)", etc.

    Any ideas?

  7. srizvi1
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Actually, I think what I'll do is just make a wordpress blog within a folder on my imconvooftheday.com site (I'm thinking imconvooftheday.com/cult/). The reason is that in its current state, it's too easy to scroll and see entries by accident. Right now, I have an IM Convo of the Day which revolves around Lost and a bunch of people have accidentally read it already. Luckily, they are familiar with Lost so nothing was ruined. But I could ruin the show for some other people.

    The annoying thing will be to recreate the same users. At least I can do the prefix thing and share everything out of the same WP database though.

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