I would like to disallow the authors (of posts for example) in the file robots.txt. In fact, I noticed that for some of my sites, Google indexed the authors of articles, which I don't want to. Someone thinks is it possible ?

(I tried something like Disallow: /author/ but I'm not sure it works...)

Thank you in advance,


  • Do you use Yoast SEO?
    – Pim
    Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 7:58
  • Yes I do ! :) Is there a way to do that with Yoast SEO ?
    – ArbreMojo
    Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 7:59

1 Answer 1


If you use Yoast SEO, you can go to Users > All Users, and in the Yoast SEO settings, check Do not allow search engines to show this author's archives in search results. See this link.


With robots.txt, you can add:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /author/*


You can also add the robots meta-tag to the appropriate pages:

function custom_function_filter_wp_robots( $robots ) {
    if(is_author()) {
        $robots['noindex'] = true;

    return $robots;

add_filter( 'wp_robots', 'custom_function_filter_wp_robots' );

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