the_author( string $deprecated = '', string $deprecated_echo = true )

Display the name of the author of the current post.


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wp-parser-related-wordsauthor, author-template-php, authors, user, wp-includes
wp-parser-packageTemplate, WordPress
wp-parser-source-filewp-includes/author-template.php

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  • author
  • author-template-php
  • authors
  • Template
  • user
  • wp-includes
  • wp-includes/author-template.php
  • template

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Description Description

The behavior of this function is based off of old functionality predating get_the_author(). This function is not deprecated, but is designed to echo the value from get_the_author() and as an result of any old theme that might still use the old behavior will also pass the value from get_the_author().

The normal, expected behavior of this function is to echo the author and not return it. However, backward compatibility has to be maintained.


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Parameters Parameters

$deprecated

(string) (Optional) Deprecated.

Default value: ''

$deprecated_echo

(string) (Optional) Deprecated. Use get_the_author(). Echo the string or return it.

Default value: true


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Return Return

(string|null) The author's display name, from get_the_author().


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Source Source

File: wp-includes/author-template.php


			

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Version Description
0.71 Introduced.

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