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

I just wanted to pull authors link here "#", but I tried many options such as →


All of them are pulling authors name also. Any solution that will help me pull Just the authors link?


If the_author_meta is already working for you, you should be able to use get_the_author_meta('ID') to pass with the get_author_posts_url();

So, like this:

<a href="<?php echo get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta('ID') ); ?>">Read More</a>

Let me know if that works for you!

  • Yes sir, It's working. If you find my posts good and may be useful for future users then please upvote me. – The WP Novice Jun 7 '17 at 2:16

If your running this in the loop then you don't need an author ID


if ( have_posts() ) {
while ( have_posts() ) {
    // The post details
    // Display link
    $author_link = the_author_meta('user_url'); 
    echo '<p><a href="#'. $author_link. '"> Read More </a> </p>';

} // end while
} // end if

If your running this outside the loop then you need an author ID

    $author_link = the_author_meta('user_url','id needed here'); 
    echo '<p><a href="#'. $author_link. '"> Read More </a> </p>';

If you know your author ID

    $author_link = the_author_meta('user_url',02); 
    echo '<p><a href="#'. $author_link. '"> Read More </a> </p>';
  • Yes, I am running this outside the loop. Have you used this in place of the text-domain? → 'id needed here' – The WP Novice Jun 6 '17 at 19:57
  • Yes you will need the authors I'd number as in my last option to get the authors link to their page. Outside the loop an I'd is required – Sam Jun 6 '17 at 20:03
  • How do I get author ID outside the loop? – The WP Novice Jun 6 '17 at 20:11
  • Inside the loop $author_id=$post->post_author; then outside the loop $author_link = the_author_meta('user_url',$author_id); not this will only return the last one as it's outside the loop and not loop each one of the posts so might be best inside the loop. – Sam Jun 6 '17 at 20:20

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