As default the Users Screen in the Backend allows me to add, change, or delete my site's users:

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Now i need a additional url in the user list, wich redirects me to each users front-end profile (e.g. www.mysite.com/author/anna/). I was not able to find anything in the wordpress codex or online. Any idea how to solve this problem?

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The following will add a "View author profile" link to the row actions (i.e., the links that appear when you hover over the username):

add_filter ('user_row_actions', 'add_view_author_page', 10, 2) ;

add_view_author_page ($actions, $user)
    $href = esc_attr (get_author_posts_url ($user->ID)) ;
    $actions['add_view_author_page'] = "<a href='$href'>View author page</a>" ;

    return ($actions) ;


Or if you prefer to have the link in column of the table, you could do:

add_filter ('manage_users_columns', 'users_columns') ;
add_filter ('manage_users_custom_column', 'users_custom_column', 10, 3) ;

users_columns ($cols)
    $cols['author_page'] = 'Author page' ;

    return ($cols) ;

users_custom_column ($default, $column_name, $user_id)
    if ('author_page' == $column_name) {
        $href = esc_attr (get_author_posts_url ($user_id)) ;
        $default .= "<a href='$href'>View</a>" ;

    return ($default) ;
  • @Learningbydoing oops :-) Also, I just edited the answer to show how to do it as an additional column to the table...in case you'd prefer it that way (personally, I prefer things like this as a row action) Commented Mar 10, 2017 at 22:27
  • Great - the second code has also the same error - pleas remove the bracket again :) Otherwise - just perfect! Commented Mar 10, 2017 at 22:29
  • typing too fast Commented Mar 10, 2017 at 22:31

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