I have looked through this forum for help and found this http://wordpress.org/support/topic/29901?replies=4
and also looked through the Codex, but I haven't been able to solve my problem.
I can't get an author name to display on my blog.
I'm using the default theme. Here's the code from my index.php file:
<!-- by <?php the_author('firstname') ?>
Any thoughts on what else I need to do to get names to display?