The default author permalink is:


How can I do something like this ?


If someone visit songs permalink, wp should display songs of the respective author. If someone visit books permalink, wp should display books of the respective author, and so on! Any idea about how can I do this !?

Later edit mySQL table: favs

  • id
  • post_id
  • author_id
  • fav_type (song, book, movie)

1 Answer 1


Assuming you are using custom post types for songs, books etc:

function add_rewrite_rules($rules) {
    $newrules['author/([^/]+)/songs/?$'] = 'index.php?post_type=songs&author=$matches[1]';
    $newrules['author/([^/]+)/songs/page/?([0-9]{1,})/?$'] = 'index.php?post_type=songs&locations=$matches[1]&paged=$matches[2]';

    $rules = $newrules + $rules;
    return $rules;

function flushRules() {
global $wp_rewrite;
add_filter('rewrite_rules_array', 'add_rewrite_rules');

/* This function should only really be run once per change of rules - comment out */

Try the query strings above "index.php?post_type=songs&author=username" and make sure you get the correct post listing you are after on your site (you might need to disable permalinks to test them).

Then you can add the rules in to the function (taking note of the paged rule for each post type).

I am doing exactly this on a live site now, so it is possible - just requires a bit of patience to get the rules correct.

If you are not using custom post types you can change the query strings above from post_type=xxx to taxonomy=tagname or whatever you need to get the listing you want.

  • Thanks @Chris! The problem is i don't have taxonomies or post_types... Those songs, movies, books are inserted into a separate mysql table (because is an "add to favorites" system and I want to display favorite songs, movies, books for each author)
    – Robert
    Commented Dec 13, 2010 at 16:34
  • @Robert - update your question to explain the structure of these tables - how on earth were we meant to know that originally!? Commented Dec 13, 2010 at 17:52
  • @TheDeadMedic: question updated!
    – Robert
    Commented Dec 13, 2010 at 18:01
  • Answer found here: wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/4243/…
    – Robert
    Commented Dec 13, 2010 at 20:58

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