Trying to insert an authors image ... not working. Code:
<img src="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/wp-content/images/authors/<?php the_author_meta('first_name'); ?>_<?php the_author_meta('last_name'); ?>.jpg" class="ImagesLeftAlign" alt="<?php the_author(); ?>">
the_author is working ... returns the author's name
the_author_meta('first_name') returns nothing ... it's blank.
I have tried get_the_author_meta as well.
I have tried user_firstname and user_lastname also with both combinations.