Free WordPress Plugin

smart User Slug Hider

This WordPress Plugin replaces user names in author pages URLs with 16 digits coded strings to enhance security

WordPress automatically creates a page for each author. There is a slight security risk with the URLs generated from WordPress for these author archive pages. The URL of the author archive page on a WordPress site is e.g. www.example.come/author/john, where john is a URL-friendly version of the username. This username is needed to login into WordPress. In other words the login names from all your users are publicly visible.

To avoid this risk the smart User Slug Hider Plugin changes all author page URLs from e.g. to a 16 digits coded strings like The codes are generated automatically and its impossible to make conclusions about the user names. The WordPress default URLs will cause a 404 (not found) error.

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