I am running a WordPress installation, I am using the theme created by my own. I haven't displayed any author related information in the theme. But I am getting server logs with domain/author/author-name/.

Is there any way to get author name even if theme didn't display it?


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Yes, the links will always be accessible unless you disable them on your htaccess or a PHP file. If you don't have any author page, probably the users (or bots) that are reaching this page are seeing your index page.

I highly recommend you install Google Analytics code on your website to track what your users are seeing instead of a server log.

  • Thank you @Bruno for your response, it it can be accessible but I wonder how that user got my username, I haven't displayed author's details in theme. Is there any possibilities of getting username through xmlrpx or any other method?
    – Dipu R
    Jun 15, 2015 at 13:50
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    Are you using a custom theme (made by yourself)? If yes, probably your RSS file is providing the author name. Jun 15, 2015 at 13:53
  • Thank you very much @Bruno that is the only option left, I guess.
    – Dipu R
    Jun 15, 2015 at 14:01

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