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Function Reference/get the author link

Description

This tag returns a link to the Website for the author of a post. The Website field is set in the user's profile (Administration > Users > Your Profile). The text for the link is the author's Profile Display name publicly as field. This tag must be used within The Loop.

get_the_author_link() returns the link for use in PHP. To display the link instead, use the_author_link().

Usage

 <?php get_the_author_link(); ?> 

Parameters

This tag does not accept any parameters.

Example

The example echos (displays) the author's Website URL as a link and the text for the link is the author's Profile Display name publicly as field. In this example, the author's Display Name is James Smith.

<p>Written by: 
<?php echo get_the_author_link(); ?></p>

Which displays as:

Written by: James Smith

Changelog

Source File

get_the_author_link() is located in wp-includes/author-template.php

Related

the_author(), get_the_author(), 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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