Greetings fellow WordPress users.
I’ve just about figured out WordPress but I did have a question.
Each entry in my blog shows the title of the entry, then on the line below, shows the date and time of the post then on the same line the category. It doesn’t show the poster’s name. Is there a way to display the poster’s name on each entry?
I am using the PheonixBlue theme.
Well, thanks whooami, but that seems to just link to a search result with a bunch of other people with the same question. Does anyone have an answer on how to actually accomplish this?
did you read the posts????
I dont think you got very far, since one of the first 10 results tells you EXACTLY what you need. I could tell you which one, but honestly, instead of hemming and hawwing, do some legwork yourself.
You’ll save yourself a lot of grief, and wait time, if you learn how to take advantage of the search here — there is very little that hasnt been previously covered.
everyone wants and answer, and none of ’em want to do anything to find it
Whooami, how about instead of being a dickhead, you either help someone or not respond?
<rant> why do people who claim they want to help actually want to act like smug, superior assholes?</rant>
You got help — what you do with it is up to you.
As I stated, there is very little that hasnt been covered previously. Youre new, Im suggesting that you learn to take advantage of the search — notice that I didnt say “use it” I said to take advantage of it.
As for the smug superior asshole part:
smug: Im not smug at all — I am tired, however, of people that are provided info and dont read it, and I react in kind when they scoff at doing so.
superior: If you define superior as having a 3+ year history on these forums, and being able to take advantage of the search rather than regurgitating the same answer over and over and over again, then yes I am.
Its a fact, sometimes people know more than you.
asshole/dickhead: No, just see #1
Your answer is inside post 7 of those search results — not very surprisingly, THAT was answered by me.
Youre welcome, have a nice day.
I wasn’t disputing the fact you know more than I do. But you claim to help when all you’re really doing is pushing me toward a bunch of threads in which half the posters are not even asking the same questions and the other half haven’t been answered yet.
Maybe some of us are new to this particular piece of software and would like assistance and not have to pour through useless threads and the poor Word Press documentation to find it. Maybe we hoped that by posting to the forums, some helpful soul would tell us how to resolve the issue and not make it a test of research or a tutorial on how to use the forums.
And FYI…Number 7 isn’t very helpful as it doesn’t spell out where you insert that string of characters or what configf file to edit and so forth.
Maybe some of us are new to this particular piece of software and would like assistance and not have to pour through useless threads and the poor Word Press documentation to find it.
I mean this in the most un-smug way, and not to flame you — but you need to “get over that expectation”. That attitude will not net you friends on these forums, and by friends, I mean the people that will inevitably be the ones that help you.
This forum isnt intended as a means for people to be lazy, and by that I mean purposely not go through the docs, purposely not search, etc.. Getting support doesnt mean that you get to shirk your responsibility. And your time is no more valuable than mine.
Some of us dont want to help people that dont want to help themselves.
If you look inside the classic theme’s index.php you will see the proper tag and can see where it’s placed:
<h3 class="storytitle"><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h3> <div class="meta"><?php _e("Filed under:"); ?> <?php the_category(',') ?> — <?php the_tags(__('Tags: '), ', ', ' — '); ?> <?php the_author() ?> @ <?php the_time() ?> <?php edit_post_link(__('Edit This')); ?></div>
Right on the very front of this Forum is this helpful area:
We’ve got a variety of resources to help you get the most out of WordPress. Your first stop should be our documentation, where you’ll find information on everything from installing WordPress for the first time to creating your own themes and plugins.
Getting Started Resources
If you need help getting started with WordPress, try these articles.
New to WordPress — Where to Start
Frequently Asked Questions about Installing WordPress
First Steps with WordPress
I submit that the Template Tags and Page schema links be added to this list. Not that anyone would read them any more than they read what’s already there.
If you are going to muck around in WP, you owe it to yourself to familiarize yourself at least with the template tags.
And in this specific instance, the author tags.
But coming onto this forum and throwing epithets like dickhead and asshole around? I don’t tend to help boors too much. You’re damn lucky you got this much out of me.
Maybe some of us are new to this particular piece of software and would like assistance and not have to [pore] through useless threads and the poor Word Press documentation to find it. Maybe we hoped that by posting to the forums, some helpful soul would tell us how to resolve the issue and not make it a test of research or a tutorial on how to use the forums.
The codex is there, use it. I found what you needed in five seconds simply by using the big fat search box here. Googling will get you similar results, especially if you append this:
site:wordpress.orgto you Google keyword search.
Since the beginning of time, those who don’t know have EXPECTED those who DO know to just ‘help’ them because they can.
You think maybe we resent it? Damn right we do, but we get over it and we come post here anyway because you’re just so damned cute when you’re helpless.
Just have a little respect for someone who DOES know and still chooses to wave you toward an answer despite having a keen appreciation of how lazy you’ve been in not finding the answer yourself.
PS: I love me some dogpile.
Hey, my bad. I thought these forums were for obtaining help with this software. I didn’t realize that you resented actually helping someone. I still don’t exactly know what to edit. But never mind. I’ll mark this as resolved and won’t bother any of you again. I’ll email the admins to delete my account.
I guess I’ve learned what you all who claim to want to help are about. Berating and belittling those who ask you for assistance.
clearly you were mistaken… resentment of those who feel entitled to handouts for doing absolutely nothing, is quite common, not just on the forums.
This is a support forum… something that requires support is supposed to be standing already. You want us to crawl for you. Not gonna happen.
Plenty of really basic questions around here that even you could answer, if you want to really show everyone you’re better than me.
Yeah, didn’t think so.
PS: if you have the decency to ponder why people would treat you this way, ask yourself if it has anything to do with you calling someone who helped you, a dickhead, just because she didn’t mother you.
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