Author page assistance (2 posts)

  1. curbsideaudio
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm working on my localhost on a new layout for my website. I'm working from a theme called Instinct and I'm attempting to change the default Author Archive to a full Author Page complete with bio, information, links, posts, etc.

    The theme requires that I create a new php called post-author.php, which I did. When this is made, the Author.php loop draws from this rather than the default post.php.

    When I attempt to alter this new template, I get lots of trouble. For instance, I add this small bit of code (or any code for that matter) and when previewed, it duplicates itself over and over down the page.

    <p class="listhead">You're in the <b>Author Archive</b></p>
        <!-- This sets the $curauth variable -->
        if(isset($_GET['author_name'])) :
        $curauth = get_userdatabylogin($author_name);
        else :
        $curauth = get_userdata(intval($author));

    I need help. I'm only learning and this task has become more cumbersome than originally anticipated.

  2. dmahler
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not a really huge php user, but it looks like you didn't end the variable by closing it out, so to speak. Try adding the following after your variable and see if that stops the duplication.

    <?php endif; ?>

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