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  • I have read and understood http://codex.wordpress.org/Author_Templates

    All I want to do is put some information about the author on top of sidebar.php when a single entry is shown

    Setting up a page for authors is not a problem (using $curauth).
    However… how can I display this author information in the sidebar?

    Putting this in sidebar.php doesn’t work:

    <?php if (is_single()) : ?>

    <h3>About the author</h3>
    <p><?php echo $curauth->display_name; ?> wrote this</p>

    <?php endif; ?>

    As shown in The Codex, I called this before (still in sidebar.php):

    <?php if(get_query_var(‘author_name’)) : $curauth = get_userdatabylogin(get_query_var(‘author_name’)); else : $curauth = get_userdata(get_query_var(‘author’)); endif; ?>

    Putting this into header.php doesn’t work either.

    Any help?

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