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  • Where do you insert the two lines of code?

    I cracked it!
    In my case I first created an author.php page (my theme lacked one) from the archive.php by cloning and cleaning it.
    Then I found this piece of code:

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

    It basically says: if the authors has published some posts, then…
    Well, I just added: “OR NOT!”

    <?php if ( have_posts() || !have_posts() ) : ?>

    And it works beautifully ([see here](http://www.minuticontati.com/autore/cristiana-morroni/))! The “OR NOT” is “|| = OR” and “! = NOT”.

    Also, I had to change the way the template was retrieving the Author’s avatar, because get_avatar does not work correctly if the Author/User hasn’t published anything yet, or if his/her posts are all still “Private” and not “Public”.

    I studied the Codex and came upon the following solution. Instead of:

    echo get_avatar( get_the_author_meta( ‘ID’ ), 80 );

    I use:

    get_avatar( $curauth->ID, 80 );

    You have to set the $curauth variable properly first thing after the get_header function, though.

    get_header();
    $curauth = (get_query_var(‘author_name’)) ? get_user_by(‘slug’, get_query_var(‘author_name’)) : get_userdata(get_query_var(‘author’));

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