I am using a modified version of the Twenty Sixteen wordpress theme and I would like to have the author display at the top of the post.
Currently I have the author username being posted but this isn't what I want
Here is how I did it
<?php the_title( '<h1 class="entry-title">', '</h1>' ); ?> <?php $username = get_userdata( $post->post_author ); ?> <p style="display:inline-block;">Author: </p> <a href="<?php echo get_author_posts_url( $post->post_author ); ?>"><?php echo $username->user_nicename; ?></a> <?php the_date('m-d-Y', '<p>', '</p>'); ?> <br />
But like I said this displays 'Author : (username)' which is not what I want. I want their author name to display.
I know that I'm close. But when I try to replace the username portion nothing displays. So I must be doing that wrong.