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[resolved] Get Author Profile - Dynamically calling auth_ID (8 posts)

  1. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've found the Get Author Profile plugin, which is great, except for one thing. I can't figure out how to pass the author id automatically based on the post's author...

    I have several authors on a blog, and want to display a mini profile in the sidebar, when the post is viewed on single.php. I can call the plugin's code conditionally with is_single.

    I can pass the author ID to a variable within the loop. But I can't seem to use that variable in the plugin's function.

    Any ideas, anyone? I really can't afford to hard code the author id in the function. I don't want to create an author.php page. I feel a tad stuck.

    Cheers

  2. Does your sidebar come before or after the Loop on your site?

    If it comes after, then just save the author's ID to a variable inside the Loop and global it. Then do into your sidebar, global it there too and then call it. :)

  3. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks Viper,

    Yes, the sidebar comes after the loop.

    I'm not sure how you "global" a variable. And (showing my ignorance here), if REGISTER_GLOBAL is turned off at server level, will that impact "globaling the variable"?

  4. In your Loop:

    global $theauthorID;
    $theauthorID = get_the_author_ID();

    In your sidebar:

    global $theauthorID;
    somefunction($theauthorID);

    I think that will work. :)

    If not, you could probably have a 2nd Loop in your sidebar that doesn't output anything. Just have it grab the ID and then end.

  5. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Viper, you be da (wo)man. Thanks mate :)

  6. Man and you're welcome. :)

  7. vavroom
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Cool. ta.

  8. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Any way to insert the requisite code into "The Loop" of multiple themes without having to edit each theme manually?

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