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Authors email address in posts (5 posts)

  1. profis
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Apologies if this is a dumb question but I've looked everywhere and cant find out how to automatically add the author's name and email address to a post

    Can anyone help please?

  2. Christopher J. Hradil
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    you just need to add -

    <?php the_author_posts_link() ?>

    see http://www.hradil.us for example, authors name appears as link.

  3. Christopher J. Hradil
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    actually, that's the authors name as a link to his other posts, but this:

    <?php the_author_email() ?>

    returns the authors email address, so i would use something like:

    posted by <?php the_author_posts_link() ?> who can be contacted at <?php the_author_email() ?>

  4. CharlesKrause
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I would also adjust the comments form so that authors know they are posting their email!

    Spam bots harvest those too, you know.

  5. Christopher J. Hradil
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    a quick note, the code that I posted above isn't for the comments, it's for the author of the original blog post.

    if you're looking for the same info/style for comments, you need to use -
    <?php comment_author_link() ?> for the comment author's name with link to profile,
    <?php comment_author_email() ?> will display authors email address.
    <?php comment_author_email_link() ?> as above but is a link.

    other comment related filters/template tags are:
    comment_author_IP
    comment_author_url
    comment_author_email_link
    comment_author_url_link
    comment_author_link

    documentation for hooks/filters and template tags can be found here:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API

    As far as the spam bots/harvesters, it's easy enough to "encode" the email addresses similar to the way that moveable type does (in the html the actual html character codes are used, but they render as a human readable email address/link), the bots/harvesters can't touch them.

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