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[resolved] Getting the Author's Name to Show Up Under Post Title? (16 posts)

  1. inSaneELF
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm new to WordPress. I have the newest version installed.

    I was wondering if it's possible to get the author's username to show up under the title of the post. Does this depend on the theme used? If so, I am using the "rusty" theme. Is there a way to get the author's name to show up under a post? This way, you would know which author wrote the post.

    Thanks.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Does this depend on the theme used?
    Yes.

    see: Template_Tags/the_author

  3. inSaneELF
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay.

    When I say new, I'm really new. Is there any way I can "customize" my theme by adding in the author names? How do I go by doing this?

    Thanks.

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Knowing this will be your next question - I gave you the link above :)

    In WP everything is done by editing the template files in your theme folder. And most of the functions (all?) are called by using the Template_Tags.
    One of those tags - if inserted in your index.php file, for example - will display the author of the post.
    Study other themes, like the Classic that comes with the WP package to see how it is done.

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What theme are you using? Take a look in index.php for the theme, see if there's a line that looks like this in there:

    <!-- by <?php the_author() ?> -->

    If so, remove these: <!-- -->

    That should do it.

  6. inSaneELF
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I found a line that had <!-- by <?php the_author() ?> -->

    I removed the <!-- --> but now I get this error when I try to view my page:

    "Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_header() in /home/gamespectrum/www/news/gaming/index.php on line 1"

  7. inSaneELF
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think I might know what I did wrong.

  8. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, post again if you still need help....

  9. inSaneELF
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ah, I got it. It's actually very easy. Thanks a ton for your help.

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You're welcome. Have fun!

  11. seafox
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Me, too - sort of.

    I'm using the previous version w ith the Blix theme. I tried editing the theme's index.php as described above but still don't see the author's name.

    Is this because I'm using an older version?

  12. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I don't think so. I don't use that theme but other themes work fine showing the author info.

    Did you clear your browser cache and hard refresh after you made the changes?

  13. seafox
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, I looked a littler farther on in the blog and find that the author's name DOES display, but it shows up after the entry and underneath the "add comment" and date line.

    I guess I'll try to learn a little PHP on the fly and figure out how to reposition the date and author's name to display under the title.

    Thanks for your quick reply.

  14. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You should be able to move the relevant stuff to where you want it, it's a matter of making sure you don't whack the wrong stuff. Keep backup copies, and trial and error.

  15. seafox
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It worked! Thanks for your help.

  16. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    That's good! Have fun....

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