I'm looking to add a link to buddypress profiles on author pages - the page that displays all posts by an individual author. The link would need to direct to the individuals buddypress profile, so need to call for author meta and replace the normal author link with bp_core_get_user_domain to grab the buddypress profile.

I have a description box at the top of the author page, with links to their social media accounts (see below) and would like to add this new link in line with that.

Any help would be appreciated.

<p class="desc"><?php echo esc_html( $curauth->description ); ?></p>
                <p class="follow">
                    if ( get_the_author_meta('user_url', $curauth->ID) ) echo '<a class="home" href="'. esc_url(get_the_author_meta('user_url', $curauth->ID)) .'"><i class="fa fa-home"></i></a>';
                    if ( get_the_author_meta('facebook', $curauth->ID) ) echo '<a class="facebook" href="'. esc_url(get_the_author_meta('facebook', $curauth->ID)) .'"><i class="fa fa-facebook"></i></a>';
                    if ( get_the_author_meta('twitter', $curauth->ID) ) echo '<a class="twitter" href="'. esc_url(get_the_author_meta('twitter', $curauth->ID)) .'"><i class="fa fa-twitter"></i></a>';
                    if ( get_the_author_meta('gplus', $curauth->ID) ) echo '<a class="google-plus" href="'. esc_url(get_the_author_meta('gplus', $curauth->ID)) .'"><i class="fa fa-google-plus"></i></a>';
                    if ( get_the_author_meta('linkedin', $curauth->ID) ) echo '<a class="linkedin" href="'. esc_url(get_the_author_meta('linkedin', $curauth->ID)) .'"><i class="fa fa-linkedin"></i></a>';
            <!-- end:author-box -->

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Did you try using bp_core_get_user_domain() ?

For example:

echo '<a class="linkedin" href="'. bp_core_get_user_domain( $curauth->ID ) .'">Profile</a>'
  • That worked. Yes I was testing out the bp_core_get_user_domain options, but mine varied slightly from your suggestion. Thanks!
    – Haazna
    Commented Dec 17, 2018 at 19:56

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