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Function Reference/the author url

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 That means it has been replaced by a new function or is no longer supported, and may be removed from future versions.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 URL to the Website for the author of a post. The Website 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_url(); ?> 


This tag does not accept any parameters.


Displays the author's URL as a link and the link text.

<p>Author's web site: 
<a href="<?php the_author_url(); ?>"><?php the_author_url(); ?></a></p>

Which displays as:

Author's web site: www.example.com

This example displays the author's name as a link to the author's web site.

<?php if (get_the_author_url()) { ?><a href="<?php the_author_url(); ?>"><?php the_author(); ?></a><?php } else { the_author(); } ?>

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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