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Function Reference/the author login

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 That means it has been replaced by a new function or is no longer supported, and may be removed from future versions.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 login name of the author of a post. The login is also referred to as the Username an author uses to gain access to a WordPress blog. This tag must be used within The Loop.

Note: It's usually not a good idea to provide login information publicly.

Replace With


 <?php the_author_login(); ?> 


This tag does not accept any parameters.


<p>Author username: <?php the_author_login(); ?></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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