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Function Reference/the author lastname

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 That means it has been replaced by a new function or is no longer supported, and may be removed from future versions.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.


This tag displays the last name for the author of a post. The Last Name field is set in the user's profile (Administration > Profile > Your Profile). This tag must be used within The Loop.

Replace With


 <?php the_author_lastname(); ?> 


This tag does not accept any parameters.


Displays author's first and last name.

<p>Post author: 
<?php the_author_firstname(); ?> <?php the_author_lastname(); ?></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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