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I've inherited a Wordpress project, and my client has a new feature request. For a "portfolio" page template, they want to be able to select an author, which I want to add to the $args in my WP_Query(). I have no idea where in Wordpress or in my theme-file I would be able to add this option to the page editor... Can anyone set me off in the right direction? Codex isn't helping much.

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    Please add more information. What is 'portfolio'? An actual "Page"? A post type? What?
    – s_ha_dum
    Oct 16, 2013 at 23:26

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You can write your own query to include or exclude posts from an Author, This page has documentation about the options you can pass to a query. http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Author_Parameters

Here is an example to only get posts from the user $author.

$author_query = new WP_Query('author_name='.$author);

for user 'Amin' : :)

$author_query = new WP_Query('author_name=Amin');

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