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Function Reference/the author description

This function has been deprecated. That means it has been replaced by a new function or is no longer supported, and may be removed from future versions. All code that uses this function should be converted to use its replacement if one exists. See also wp-includes/deprecated.php. Use any of these functions instead.


Displays the contents of the About yourself field in an author's profile (Administration > Profile > Your Profile). About yourself is a block of text often used to publicly describe the user and can be quite long. This tag must be used within The Loop.

Replace With


 <?php the_author_description(); ?> 


This tag does not accept any parameters.


<p>Author's About yourself biography: <?php the_author_description(); ?></p>

Change Log


the_author(), get_the_author(), get_the_author_id(), the_author_link(), get_the_author_link(), the_author_meta(), get_the_author_meta(), the_author_posts(), get_the_author_posts(), the_author_posts_link(), get_author_posts_url(), get_the_modified_author(), the_modified_author(), wp_dropdown_users(), wp_list_authors()

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