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Display Author Info

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The image that shows for the author comes from the email address set for that user which goes to a corresponding Gravatar. The display name and bio come from the User settings area in the Admin.

<div class="author-box">
   <div class="author-pic"><?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_email(), '80' ); ?></div>
   <div class="author-name"><?php the_author_meta( "display_name" ); ?></div>
   <div class="author-bio"><?php the_author_meta( "user_description" ); ?></div>

That should be all the CSS hooks you need to style up the area however you want. Note: some of these functions are WordPress 2.8 and newer only.


  1. Ahmad Awais
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    Some nice css to this code by your professional hands will be appreciated

  2. Andrai
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    The author Meta shows as unstyled text, IE not wrapped in any tags. Makes it hard to style. How to run the author meta query but return a p tag?

    • Stephan
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      I prefer to put $curauth = (isset($_GET['author_name'])) ? get_user_by('slug', $author_name) : get_userdata(intval($author)); right at the top, outside the loop, to hold the author info.
      Then use like echo $curauth->description; etc. to display the info.

      @Andrai If you use the method above, you can use <div class="author-bio"><?php echo nl2br($curauth->description);?></div>

      Just edit the bio on your profile, and add line breaks where ever you want, the above code will force it to display.

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