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For a user with wiki-update permission only, I want to list their wiki articles in the author archive page. Currently, it comes back with "NOT FOUND Apologies, but ...".

I am using the Twenty-ten child theme and created a custom loop-wiki.php but now have a block about how to proceed. Any ideas? Anyone? I've searched and found similar type discussion but nothing stands out.


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Related question. – kaiser Mar 9 '14 at 12:35

Author archives default to searching for posts of the post type post. You could override this with wiki like so;

function wpse_11210_set_wiki_for_author( $query ) {
    if ( $query->is_main_query() && $query->is_author() )
        $query->set( 'post_type', 'wiki' );

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'wpse_11210_set_wiki_for_author' );

Drop it in your a plugin or your theme's functions.php (if the file doesn't exist, create it).

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Thanks for the response, I'll give it a shot! – Steadwell Mar 19 '11 at 4:42
Hey there TheDeadMedic, Tried your advice, it worked, all too well! Thank you immensely! Now, if I can insert a test to discern between wiki-editor vs post author, I'll be "cook'n with gas!" Thanks again for your expertise! – Steadwell Apr 2 '11 at 17:12
Sorry, not sure what you mean - do you want to check if the author (or the current user) has a certain role or capability? – TheDeadMedic Apr 4 '11 at 15:29
I think they want only the query to grab the original author and not the editors so if I create a wiki article then my author page shows that but if I edit another person wiki article then it does not show in my author page. although I always thought a wiki was public contribution and that no one owns it. – xLRDxREVENGEx May 18 '11 at 5:32
@TheDeadMedic what do you mean when you say "run once"? In the remove_action( 'pre_get_posts', '__set_wiki_for_author' ); Thanks a lot!!! – Philip Dec 10 '11 at 9:26

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