I'm looking for a way to create a parent authors page and then use the
author.php for the individual author pages.
I've been out of the loop (no pun) for a couple months and am wondering the best way to do it.
First, Explaining Loops
You're dealing with two kinds of "loops." The first is a loop in PHP, the second is a loop in WordPress.
Loop in PHP
kaiser gave you some code that will generate a list of authors on your site. You can iterate through this list and print information on the screen.
If you have two members on your site in the "editor" role, the
The WordPress Loop
WordPress calls its standard post system "The Loop." It's a standard set of code that's used in each page template, index template, archive template, etc to display post content. The standard Loop looks something like this:
Inside the Loop (the
What You Need
You need two pages in your theme. First, you need an
You also need to create a custom page template. I would recommend something called
Then, you need to create a page in WordPress and assign this custom template to that page. When you visit that page in the browser, WordPress will load your custom template and print out the data you're looking for.
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Use internal/built-in classes
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Then just loop through your results (the authors) in a custom template file and assign this to a normal page.