I am trying to find how all posts of a specific author will appear without the author box, while all the others authors posts will have their author boxes.

Can somebody help me with this?

  • How do your show the author information? Add the code to your question.
    – fuxia
    Aug 19, 2013 at 12:27

2 Answers 2


In my theme with raw codes, Post Meta Data are shown like:

<div class="entry-meta">
   <span class="meta-prep meta-prep-author"><?php _e('By ', 'your-theme'); ?></span>
   <span class="author vcard"><a class="url fn n" href="<?php echo get_author_posts_url( false, $authordata->ID, $authordata->user_nicename ); ?>" title="<?php printf( __( 'View all posts by %s', 'your-theme' ), $authordata->display_name ); ?>"><?php the_author(); ?></a></span>
</div><!-- .entry-meta -->

It displays the meta data like:

Post Content here like Lorem Ipsum is simply
dummy text of the printing and typesetting
by Author_name

In my case, you can simply put a conditional tag like:

<?php if( !is_author( 'author_nickname' ) ) : ?>
   <div class="entry-meta">
<?php endif; ?>

Note: I enabled the meta-box for all author, except someone. I put the author_nickname here, you can put the author_id too. Check the Codex:

Codex: Function Reference:is_author()

  • It didn't worked. Perhaps because my theme is more complicated. Here is the code for bio box in single.php. Please have a look again: <div id="authorbox"> <div id="authorimg"> <?php $authoravatar = get_avatar( get_the_author_meta('email'), $size = '80'); ?> <?php if ($authoravatar !== NULL) { ?> <?php echo $authoravatar; ?> <?php } ?> </div> <div id="authorbioname"> <h2><?php the_author_posts_link(); ?></h2> </div> <div id="authorbio"> <p><?php the_author_meta('description'); ?></p> </div> <div id="authorsocial"> <?php $facebook = get_the_author_meta( 'facebook' ); ?> .... </div> </div>
    – Kaskarino
    Aug 19, 2013 at 12:21
  • Have you tried embracing your parent div with the code I suggestd, like this: <?php if( is_author() ) : ?><div id="authorbox">...</div><?php endif; ?>? Aug 20, 2013 at 8:19

First of all I'd recommend to use a child theme and leave behind the original theme, this way you wouldn't lose any customizations when updating your theme.

Then, if you're actually using a child theme, just copy to your child theme directory this single.php, and wrap the author div with this:

if ( get_post_field( 'post_author', get_queried_object_id() ) != $author_id) :

... where $author_id is the ID of the author you want to hide the block.

The other way depends on how works your theme, if the author div is handle by a function, look for it in the *functions.php of your theme, and copy it to your functions.php (in your child theme directory) and do the mentioned modification.

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