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I am probably being a little dumb here, but can anyone point me in the right direction.

I am trying simply display the authors first name as a link in my loop.

But the doesnt seem to be any options with the get_author tag.

This is what I got so far.

Posted by <a href="<?php echo esc_url( get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ) ) ); ?>" rel="author"><?php printf( __( '%s' ), get_the_author() ); ?></a>

Thanks Josh

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You can use get_the_author_meta( 'first_name' ); (see Codex for get_the_author_meta)

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I could not find that page for some reason. Thanks. –  Joshc Jul 2 '12 at 10:27
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