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  • benjamin47


    It therefore allows us to modify the author’s link in order to create a redirect anywhere. You can define a different link for each author, or a link for all the authors.

    In addition, it also makes it possible to hide the identifier of the author when hovering with the mouse.

    Yoast SEO (which I really like) allows author archives to be disabled to avoid duplicate content, but unfortunately that links to the homepage which in my view is not very good for user experience. By clicking on the author’s link, we expect to be redirected to a personalized page “about the author” for example. Well, that’s exactly what WP Custom Author URL can do.

    Suggestion : if there was a checkbox to define the opening of the link in a new tab (in the case of an external link, Twitter for example), and a field to customize the “title” attribute of the link , that would be really excellent 🙂

    I hope this plugin will stay up to date for a very long time 😉

    Good work !

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  • Plugin Author Chris Allen


    Thanks very much for the 5 star review @benjamin47, it really helps! Rest assured I’ll be keeping this maintained indefinitely, and will also be implementing your feature requests in the next release. It will be completed over the next week or so 😉

    Plugin Author Chris Allen


    Hi @benjamin47, I’m afraid I can’t implement these features due to limitations with the WordPress ‘template_redirect’ hook and the ‘author_link’ filter. They simply do not adding attributes to the links. I actually remember trying this previously, and I added it to the FAQ:

    Technically it could be done via JavaScript, but I can’t justify enqueuing and loading a dedicated JavaScript file to add these 2 features at this point. If I add a few more features that require a dedicated JavaScript file, then I’ll roll these out too.

    I have just published a minor release with a couple of bug fixes, and I’ll keep you updated here.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by Chris Allen.
    Thread Starter benjamin47


    Hi @chrisjallen,

    Too bad that is not possible at the moment, in any case, the plugin is good.
    And thank you very much for keeping me informed !

    Best regards,

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