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 309,630+ and still counting.
With Avada, you can create almost any type of WordPress-based website. In fact, the site you are using now is proudly powered by this awesome theme.
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 leaving the name intact?
In this article, we’ll walk you through deleting the authors link in posts on Avada theme but leaving the name as it is.
Why Delete Author Link in WordPress Website?
By default, authors link is displayed on your blog post. In Avada theme, when you hover over to your name on the about author section, you would see your username in the URL. Similar to the image below.
There’s nothing wrong enabling author link in WordPress. However, if you are concern about WordPress security you should not allow it.
Exposing your username literally means inviting hackers to exploit your site. In addition, hackers already halfway inside your website or blog.
Avada WordPress Theme: Remove Author Link URL
1. Remove Authors link in post
Once logged into your Dashboard, navigate to “Appearance » Editor”. Look for the file called
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. Ready? Let’s proceed.
Now, with your keyboard, press “CTRL + F” and input
This simply searching a particular term on your browser.
Now, change it to:
<!--?php the_author(); ?-->
Then, click on “Update file” button to save changes and you’re done!
2. Entirely remove Authors info in Theme options
a. Go to Avada » Theme options
b. Now, choose Blog » Blog Single Post
c. Look for “Author Info Box” and then click “Off”. This will turn off the display of author info box below posts.
d. Click “Save Changes”.
That’s all, we hope this article helped you learn how to remove author’s link in WordPress. You may also want to see our ultimate guide on different ways of securing WordPress website from hackers.