WP Custom Author URL


This plugin will allow you to choose a custom URL for your author links, instead of the standard WordPress author page.
This can be useful if you want to link to your own Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media profile.

There are two areas where this plugin can be configured:

Firstly, a global settings section is available under WordPress Settings. Second, under each users profile page.

A user can set their own custom URL on their profile page, and this will apply just to them.
This can can be overriden by the global admin setting, if the ‘Override Individual Authors’ setting is checked.

Custom author URL’s also redirect author pages when directly accessed.
For example if your user is called Bob, and you try to access https://yourblog.com/author/bob, it will redirect.

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  • The global settings:
  • User specific settings:


From your WordPress dashboard

  1. Visit ‘Plugins > Add New’
  2. Search for ‘WP Custom Author URL’
  3. Activate ‘WP Custom Author URL’ from your Plugins page.
  4. Visit ‘WP Custom Author URL Options’ in the ‘Plugins’ submenu to access the settings.

From WordPress.org

  1. Download ‘WP Custom Author URL’.
  2. Upload the ‘wp-custom-author-url’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  3. Activate ‘WP Custom Author URL’ from your Plugins page.
  4. Visit ‘Custom Author URL’ in the ‘Settings’ menu to access the settings.


Can I set it to open in a new tab?

Not at the moment, this will have to be configured via the theme until I find a reliable way of doing this.

Do you have any other useful plugins?

Yes, I have two other ( completely free ) plugins called WP Dev Flag & WP Custom Author URL, both on the WordPress Repository here:

WP Dev Flag
Woo Custom Empty Price


6 novembre 2022
It works perfectly -> Twenty Twenty-One -> 6.1. Thakns Mr Chris Allen.
23 novembre 2021 3 réponses
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 !
19 novembre 2020 1 réponse
A brilliant plugin. Now you can create custom author pages and have the author link under a post point directly to the corresponding page. This can be set individually for each user in the profile. Alternatively, all author links can be redirected to a single page. I love the plugin. It solves a big problem.
3 octobre 2019 1 réponse
I have been searching for a solution to hiding my username when someone hovered over my author’s link on posts. It boggled my mind that Wordpress would allow such a hole in their armor as this for hackers to abuse. Finally, I can have some authority over what information readers and nefarious people can see with a little nudge of their mouse. Thank you, Chris, for developing this plug-in. One less thing I have to code. 🙂
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