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Function Reference/the author aim

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 That means it has been replaced by a new function or is no longer supported, and may be removed from future versions.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 AOL Instant Messenger screenname for the author of a post. The AIM 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_aim(); ?> 


This tag does not accept any parameters.


<p>Contact me on AOL Instant Messenger: <?php the_author_aim(); ?></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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