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Linkify Authors

Turn a string, list, or array of author IDs and/or slugs into a list of links to those authors. Includes widget and template tag.

Template Tags

The plugin provides one template tag for use in your theme templates, functions.php, or plugins.


  • <?php c2c_linkify_authors( $authors, $before = '', $after = '', $between = ', ', $before_last = '', $none = '' ) ?> Displays links to each of any number of authors specified via author IDs/slugs


  • $authors A single author ID/slug, or multiple author IDs/slugs defined via an array, or multiple authors IDs/slugs defined via a comma-separated and/or space-separated string

  • $before (optional) To appear before the entire author listing (if authors exist or if 'none' setting is specified)

  • $after (optional) To appear after the entire author listing (if authors exist or if 'none' setting is specified)

  • $between (optional) To appear between authors

  • $before_last (optional) To appear between the second-to-last and last element, if not specified, 'between' value is used

  • $none (optional) To appear when no posts have been found. If blank, then the entire function doesn't display anything


  • These are all valid calls:
<?php c2c_linkify_authors(3); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("3"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("scott"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("3 9 10"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("scott bill alice"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("scott 9 alice"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("3,9,10"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("scott,bill,alice"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("scott,92,alice"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("3, 9, 10"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("scott, bill, alice"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors("scott, 92, alice"); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors(array(43,92,102)); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors(array("43","92","102")); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors(array("scott","bill","alice")); ?>
<?php c2c_linkify_authors(array("scott",92,"alice")); ?>
  • <?php c2c_linkify_authors("3 9"); ?>

Outputs something like:

<a href="http://yourblog.com/archives/author/admin">Scott</a>, <a href="http://yourblog.com/archives/author/billm">Bill</a>
  • Assume that you have a custom field with a key of "Related Authors" that happens to have a value of "3, 9" defined (and you're in-the-loop).

Outputs something like:

Related authors: <a href="http://yourblog.com/archives/author/admin">Scott</a>, <a href="http://yourblog.com/archives/author/billm">Bill</a>
  • <ul><?php c2c_linkify_authors("3, 9", "<li>", "</li>", "</li><li>"); ?></ul>

Outputs something like:

<ul><li><a href="http://yourblog.com/archives/author/admin">Scott</a></li>
<li><a href="http://yourblog.com/archives/author/billm">Bill</a></li></ul>
  • <?php c2c_linkify_authors(""); // Assume you passed an empty string as the first value ?>

Displays nothing.

  • <?php c2c_linkify_authors("", "", "", "", "", "No related authors."); // Assume you passed an empty string as the first value ?>


No related authors.


The plugin exposes one action for hooking.

c2c_linkify_authors (action)

The 'c2c_linkify_authors' hook allows you to use an alternative approach to safely invoke c2c_linkify_authors() in such a way that if the plugin were to be deactivated or deleted, then your calls to the function won't cause errors in your site.


  • same as for c2c_linkify_authors()


Instead of:

<?php c2c_linkify_authors( '19, 28', 'Authors: ' ); ?>


<?php do_action( 'c2c_linkify_authors', '19, 28', 'Authors: ' ); ?>

Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.5.5
Last Updated: 9 months ago
Active Installs: 40+


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