Show the author, but hide its link!

  • maria cap


    Dear Syahir,

    first of all thanks a lot for your wonderful job. i’m gonna support you (at least) purchasing the mobile plugin as soon as my site will be finished.

    You can check it out at

    Right now, the author link in posts is hidden. I’d like to show it, but hide the link to the author’s profile, for two reasons:

    -First of all it’s gonna be a single author blog

    -Hiding the admin’s username in the frontend is a good starting point at securing your wordpress, but when the author link it’s enabled, it links to, not at – and that breaks this type of hardening.

    I would like to support you even by providing better/most complete it_IT files, just please tell me how.


    Syahir Hakim


    Add this to your child theme’s functions.php file:

    function graphene_author_nolink(){
    return get_the_author();
    add_filter( 'the_author_posts_link', 'graphene_author_nolink' );

    Btw, love the colours on your site!



    Unfortunately i’ve never created a child theme, as i’ve been playing with wordpress and your theme for many days before getting on this forum and reading about child theme.

    I don’t want to go offtopic, but i’m wondering if i may make some type of diff and output redirection in bash to get my modifications out of the code… i did modifications to php even, not just the css!

    about the colors, i’ll tell my friend and art director Filippo about your appreciation!


    Syahir Hakim


    Okay, then you can directly edit the theme’s loop.php file. Just replace the following code:


    with this one:

    echo get_the_author();



    The blog page now dies after the title of the first post, with this: Fatal error: call to undefined function get_post_author() in /full/path/to/loop.php on line 117


    Syahir Hakim


    Oops…sorry, it should be get_the_author() instead of get_post_author(). I’ve also edited the posts above.



    Your solution now works like a charm (loop.php mod):

    Anyway, i don’t give up on building my own child theme, as i don’t want to miss any updates!

    Thank you so much!

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