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I run the query:

SELECT post_author
FROM  `wp_posts` 

and see that many posts have as author the value 1.

I then execute in my search.php the following:

$args = array(   
    'author' => 1,                            

$the_query = new WP_Query( $args ); 

and get no results! Whats wrong?

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I realized the problem:

while ($the_query-> have_posts()) : $the_query->the_post();;

it now works OK

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