On my blog, at the top of each post it shows the author of each post in plain text. I want to edit that portion so that it will be a link that will direct the visitor to a page with all the posts from that particular author. How can I go about doing this? I looked at the main page template php file but I couldn’t figure out how to configure the link because the author is a variable. Is there a simple solution or will i need to create a new php file with a table for the authors and their ID numbers?
You do need a .php file, named author.php that lists all of a particular author’s blog posts. You would then link to that author, if you have pretty permalinks set-up, it will generally looks like http://yourblogname.com/authors/authorname,. but that is easily generated with a function.