On the Post edit page in the back-end, how do I echo the author's user_nicename? I am referring to the author of the post, not current user.

  • Can you edit the solution out and put it in an answer? – Tom J Nowell May 16 '13 at 15:30

Found it:

global $post;
the_author_meta('user_nicename', $author_id );

Came across this because I needed to do this, I would advise against accessing the global like this I used this.

get_the_author_meta( 'user_nicename', get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ) )

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