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How can I include author archive pages in the default search results?

For example if I have an author name Billy Joe and I type his name into the search box a link to his author archive would display.

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Did my answer work for you? – toscho Jul 29 '12 at 20:05
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Relevanssi can be configured to search in author names.

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It doesn't search in author descriptions.

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I'm wondering how this can be achieved without the use of a third party plugin. – EHerman Jan 23 '15 at 16:41
It only lists posts that have been written by an author which matches the seach term. It does not list the author archive page as a search result :/ – 2ndkauboy Apr 26 at 12:00

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