I have a unique situation that doesn't seem to directly fall into the realm of the 2 dozen previous posts I've read regarding similar ventures.
I am setting up the standard WP edition on a website as a blogging site for which multiple authors will post to, but all to the same mainpage (as opposed to single page blog per author known as the MU WP edition I happened to stumble over).
What I need to figure out is the following:
When a author posts an entry to the blog, the index.php excutes <?php the_author() ?> to obviously pull which author is posting and credit them with the post accordingly with the associated content.
What I would like to do is have that author's name shown on screen - perhaps there is some manner of manipulation that can be done to <?php the_author() ?> to achieve this, become a hyperlink to EITHER their "about" information that is editable in the "Users >> Authors & Users >> Edit >> About the user" section of the user's profile -OR- have it do the similar, but migrate to their personal page I can create in "Write >> Write Page" which gives me a little more flexibility anyways if I want to create a more indepth biography on the individual or profile as it were.
Can ANYONE here advise on how to accomplish this without the use of a plug-in? Any assistance would be very much appreciated!