Getting the post author’s name in WordPress is a simple process that involves the use of WordPress functions.
Here’s how to do it:
Open Your Theme’s Template File: The first step is to determine where you want to display the author’s name. It could be on a single post, on all posts, or on a specific page. Once you’ve determined this, open the appropriate template file (like
single.phpfor a single post, or
index.phpfor all posts).
Insert the Author Function: Within the Loop (a PHP code structure in WordPress that displays posts), you’ll need to insert the following line of code where you want the author’s name to appear:
<p>Author: <?php the_author(); ?></p>
This line of code will create a paragraph with the text “Author: ” followed by the name of the author of the current post.
Save Your Changes: Once you’ve inserted the code and are happy with its placement, save your changes and exit the file.
Check the Result: View your page or post on your website to make sure the author’s name is displayed correctly.
Remember to always have a backup of your original files before making any changes. And if you’re not comfortable editing PHP code, you may want to seek assistance from a developer or use a WordPress plugin that provides similar functionality.