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How to Disable the Author Page in WordPress

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To disable the author page from WordPress and redirect using 301 redirection, simply copy and paste the following code into your functions.php file:


// Redirect Author Page to Home

function vpsb_redirect_author_page() {
  global $wp_query;
  if ( is_author() ) {
    // Redirect to home, set status to 301 permanent
    wp_redirect(get_option('home'), 301); 
add_action('template_redirect', ‘vpsb_redirect_author_page');

If you are using Yoast SEO plugin, you can disable it from admin area > SEO > Search Appearence > Archives > Author archives > Disabled

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