Currently My author Box is hrad code like this →

            <p> Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s.Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text.   <a href="#"> Read More </a> </p>

If I wish to fetch the authors information dynamically then I make these changes →

<p> <?php get_the_author_meta('description'); ?> <a href="#"> Read More </a> </p>

But Unfortunately this portion <?php get_the_author_meta('description'); ?> is not able to fetch the author's description.


  • Are you sure it's not fetching it? Because it might be, but you're not echoing it... <?php echo get_the_author_meta('description'); ?> OR the built in function <?php the_author_meta('description'); ?> codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_author_meta – socki03 Jun 6 '17 at 18:32
  • Let me see. This one worked → <?php the_author_meta('description'); ?> would you like to write an answer? – The WP Intermediate Jun 6 '17 at 18:45

get_the_author_meta('description') is meant to return the content to a variable.

You're looking for the_author_meta()

<?php the_author_meta('description'); ?>
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