Avada theme as we all know is one of the best and most popular multi-purpose WordPress themes out in the market today.
It has sold more than 747,400+ and still counting with a 4.7-star rating from more than 24,000 happy customers.
With Avada, you can create almost any type of WordPress website. It has a lot of features you are looking for on a theme.
Lately, we received a query from one of our readers asking us how he can remove the author’s link in every post but leave the name intact.
In this article, I will walk you through deleting the authors’ link in posts on the Avada theme but leaving the name as it is.
Why Delete Author Link in WordPress Website?
By default, the author’s link is displayed on your blog post.
In Avada theme, when you hover over to your name on the author section, you would see your username in the URL.
There’s nothing wrong with enabling author links in WordPress. However, if you are concerned about WordPress security you should not allow it.
Exposing your username literally means inviting hackers to exploit your site. In addition, hackers are already halfway inside your website or blog.
Removing Author Link URL in Avada Theme
1. Remove the Authors link in the post
Once logged into your Dashboard, navigate to Appearance » Editor. Look for the file called
single.php. You need to edit a line of code here. It is recommended to make a backup of this file so that when something bad happens you can easily restore it. Now, with your keyboard, press CTRL + F and input the following:
This will simply search a particular term on your browser. If you found it change it to this:
Once that is done click on the Update file button to save the changes and you’re done!
2. Entirely remove Authors info in Theme options
Another method I would recommend is entirely removing the Author info from the theme options.
- Navigate to Avada » Theme options
- Choose Blog » Blog Single Post
- Look for Author Info Box and then click Off. This will turn off the display of the author info box below posts
- Click Save Changes
That’s all, I hope this article helped you learn how to remove the author’s link in WordPress. If you liked this article, then please subscribe to my YouTube Channel for WordPress video tutorials. You can also find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.