'Author' in the WP context can refer to two different things: the person who has written a certain post/page or the role a user has.

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How to check if a user (not current user) is logged in?

I need to display the online status (online/offline) for each author page (custom author page template). is_user_logged_in() only applies to the current user and I can't find a relevant approach ...
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Select subscriber as author of post in admin panel?

I want to be able to select a subscriber an author of a post in the admin so it displays their name as having written the post, but I do not want to give them any additional privileges (if they login ...
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Override default url for author pages?

So the default url to display a list of posts by a particular author looks like this: http://domain.com/author/{username} I am wondering how to change the 'author' in that url to something else? I ...
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How can HTML be allowed in Author Bio?

Is there a way to prevent WP from stripping the HTML from the author bio? I need it to keep my paragraphs. Thanks in advance! :) Edit - Although this question has been answered, I will clarify that ...
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How to get Author ID outside the loop

I can't get the post author ID outside the loop to make the get_the_author_meta work. So far I've tried different approaches: 1. $author_id=$post->post_author; 2. global $post; $author_id=$...
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WordPress Internal @ Mentions

I'm looking for a way to link to author pages within one WordPress install simply by putting the @ symbol in front of a person's username in a post.... just like on twitter. Example: If the username ...
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Woocommerce: assign an “author” to a product

I'm developing my first theme for woocommerce. I need to be able to have "authors" (really "designers") assigned to woocommerce products. Is that feasible? I was thinking of using the wordpress ...
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Change the Author Slug from Username to Nickname

Hi to the community, is it possible to change the default username slug to nickname if is available? By default the url is something like: http://domain.tld/author/(admin) , is it possible to ...
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Extend WordPress search to include user search

There is many a WordPress plugin out there that enhances WordPress search but I have yet to find a plugin that will add user search. Search Everything used to have the functionality but was removed ...
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Hook that get's triggered when the author of a post is changed

Is there any hook that gets trigged when the author of a post is modified from the edit post screen? I can list to the update post hook, but then I will not know whether the author of the post was ...
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How to get a buddypress user profile link and a certain user profile field for the current post author?

I want to replace get_author_link() and get_the_author_meta($feld) with something equivalent to point to the author of the current post Buddypress user profile page and retrieve a specific profile ...
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Echo author ID in author.php

This is probably a super simple question. But how do I echo the ID of a user on author.php? I've tried the_author_meta('ID') But it didn't seem to want to work. I want to echo it at the end of a ...
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Display Random Author with Details in Sidebar

PHP newbie here, recently decided to have a stab at cobbling together a kooky little 'Random Author Spotlight' feature into my current WordPress theme. I'm almost done, but I've hit something of a ...
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Possible to search by author name with default WordPress search function?

I realize improving WordPress's search function is a huge can of worms, but the ONLY additional thing I need it to do is to show results when I search for an author's name. For example, if we have an ...
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How to let contributors to create a new revision(draft) editing their published posts

I'm using a custom post type to let contributors have a personal page on the site. Any time a user registers on my site a script creates a custom type post that has the registering user as the author....
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Help to condense/optimize some working code

WordPress by default shows ALL posts to users who are Authors. I wanted Authors to only be able to see their own posts so I came up with the following code which works well. Any suggestions to ...
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the_author_posts_link() for authors of custom post types

I have both regular blog posts and a custom post type in a blog. The page template shows the author posts link. If you click on that link for an author that has authored some posts, that page (blog/...
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Check If comment author is registered

It should be simple, but I tried some codes, none does the trick. Searched on Google, nothing there either. Simply check if the comment author is a registered user (so I can add some code for it), ...
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Display a registered user profile page

I have a website where users can register, login and their edit profile, they can comment but not post. What I am looking for is a way to display a user profile page (where I display the gravatar and ...
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Display posts with author in the url with custom post types

I'm having a really difficult time with this. I have a multi-user gallery site. Each author has his own page that lists the author's posts (this is a custom post type). I have made it so that the ...
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Restrict one post per author

I'm trying to create an events plugin and so far, I'm through with the following: A short-code that displays a form on the front-end to the user. The event display page that renders the output. '...
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Publish author posts only with editor approval?

I run a multi author blog and i am looking for a non plugin solution. The default author user role in Wordpress can publish posts without any approvel - look at Role Capabilities Wordpress Codex. ...
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Prevent Authors from viewing each others Posts

I am setting up a site where there will be multiple users as Author, the owner doesn't want the authors to be able to view each others posts, since there are some meta fields with information he'd ...
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Author page: Comments and Ratings?

I have a mult-author site where the author page gets high traffic. People want to know more about them. I have modified the author page to show more info, some custom fields, etc. but what I'd ...
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How can I publish a post with two or more authors?

A friend and I have a Wordpress blog and we want to be able to publish a post with more than one author. How can I do this?
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How to add editor's name to entry meta byline?

I have one multi-authored blog site and a few editors. What I want is to display the name of the editor along with the author's name in a post, so that it would read like: Posted by , Edited by Is ...
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get post author id outside loop

I need to place in post edit dashboard metabox with post author e-mail (or other user meta fields). So it can be edited when admin reviews this post. $meta_id = get_the_author_meta( 'user_email', $...
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How to get post author name by its ID inside a function?

i'm trying to get the author name using the "the_author_meta" function. After doing that I need to pass the value inside an array and return that with "json_encode". Let me show: $autor_id = $post-&...
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Can I set a default dashboard layout for all users?

I'm creating a multi-author blog, and have recently added the "Dashboard Notepads" plugin. This allows me to add 1 to 3 dashboard widgets which I can write custom notes in, like news or notices. Is ...
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Display Authors Comments on Profile Page

I am trying to display authors comments on their profile page (author.php), however both codes I tried seem to display everyone's comments. Also the second code is suppose to link to the specific ...
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How to add author details in the post sidebar?

I would like to add author details in the sidebar instead of bottom of the post? Can anyone tell me how to do that? As of now i'm using like this in the loop <?php $curauthor = ...
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author.php with ACF and CPTs

As I write this, I'll do my best to avoid an XY Problem. What I'm trying to do: I'm trying to build an author.php template that: displays data from Advanced Custom Fields on the user's Profile ...
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Hide specific admin users' posts

I'm currently trying to modify my WordPress site so that Authors can not see a specific Admin's posts while editing, but are still able to see each other's posts (as well as the other Admins). With ...
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How to show list of posts by author and category?

Let three categories and their IDs: cat1 = 1 (parent) cat2 = 2 (child of cat1, parent of cat3) cat3 = 3 (child of cat2) Let each category has 3 posts, they are: post1, post2, post3. And each posts ...
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Link to Author archive from Navigation Menus in dashboard?

I'd like to display a grid of authors on my site showing the name of the author and their avatar. The tricky part is, I'd like to be able to control this from the Menus page in the dashboard so I have ...
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Wordpress: How to get the current logged in author page URL?

Is there a way to display, via a PHP function, the author posts link (myblog.com/author/jason) of the current logged in user ? In fact, I would like to display, for every logged in user, a "My ...
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If Else Gravatar Author Picture

Ok so i have added a custom field inside of the WordPress edit profile field where a contributor and above can add a custom image if they do not use gravatar. Now i am trying to write a if else ...
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Front-end login: Redirect user to the post they had created

Is is possible to redirect a user on front end login to a post that they have created? I have the form below on the front end which works great to log people in but doesn't quite achieve what I want. ...
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Different permalink for posts and authors

I tried to avoid ask this question, because I think that must be simple, but after long hours trying to get an answer I cant achieve it. I am trying to get a permalink structure like this: http://...
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What's a good way to put authors into groups

I have 7 companies contributing to one blog, and each company has 3 authors. I'd like to show all posts by all authors of one company. Is that possible?
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Change author permalink

The original urls for users look like /author/login/ Is it possible to replace login by user's id? In my dream urls should become to /users/34/ (34 is user id). Thanks.
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the_author_posts_link css class

Currently I'm styling as project where I need to add a custom CSS to the_author_posts_link(). I want to add the class "blog-link" with the the_author_posts_link() . How do I add a css class to it?
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Query posts distinct authors

I am trying to get post from a category ordered random, but making sure that the author does not repeat itself. So I have this query which works as intended, but there is the chance that the author ...
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Add admin bar link to edit author

I am trying to allow my editors and admins to click to "Edit Author" as they would "Edit Post" or "Edit [Custom Post Type]" from the admin bar when they are on a page like /authors/jdoe (Note: I do $...
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Add rewrite endpoint to author page + pagination

I want to add a new endpoint to the author page, so that the URL looks like this: http://example.com/writer/username/articles So far, I have: Changed the author base Added a rewrite rule Setup ...
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Restrict the Number of Posts an Author can Publish (over time)?

I'm thinking maybe limit the number of posts a user can make in a given period of time. (Say a user can only publish 1 post per 5 minutes?) Is there such a plugin?
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the_author() returns empty string

I have created a page template for the front page of a site I am building using WordPress. I am displaying the 3 latest posts on this page and all works fine except for the display of the author of ...
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How to set up sub-categories for author pages?

I am setting up Wordpress for a school. They want to enable teachers to have their own section of the site where they can create posts in different categories (assignments, events, etc). I know that ...
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Change Comment Author Display Name

I am trying to change the comment author name (or more specifically, the review author in WooCommerce) to be First name Last Initial (e.g., "John D." for "John Doe"). I got most of the way there with ...
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Having Multiple authors for the same WordPress Plugin

Is it possible to have more than one author for a WordPress plugin using the plugin comment block? I searched for it, but I think it's not possible through the default way. Is there a workaround for ...