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Help: Aurtor profile page no longer working WordPress


Ok guys.

I know I messed this up. I'm hoping someone could help.

My author page is no longer working "error 404"

Profile page link:

I was making a new page and didn't realise the page i made has the same URL as my author page. I created a page called author with another sub called tfraley. to my surprise it messed things up. I quickly deleted the two pages. However now the link does not work at all. All other users work fine but mine. side note mine is admin account.

So if I goto a post then click on the name it has same link as abouve but does not work.

If i view other profiles links look the same just user name is diffrent

I do have file backups from yesterday I tried to replace the following files with no luck. author.php inside theme and author-template insldie wp-include

Please help a bit stumped as to who it no longer works.

Answers (3)


Michael Fields answers:

Is the page you created still in the trash? Please try emptying the trash from the Pages screen in the administration panels and visit the link again.

Thomas Fraley comments:

Dame i feel like a dumb ass.

Yes they were still in the trash and that fix'd it...


Denzel Chia answers:


Please try clearing your w3 total cache.



Christianto answers:

1. Create other User with your name and other information will create those page for you. You can found the add user link in wp menu.

Iqnore my answer there are no permalink database author LOL