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  • You’re welcome 🙂

    OK, maybe I’m stupid or something, but I can’t get the multiple authors to show up at all. I’m on WP 3.3.1 and I don’t see any code like you’re talking about. The instructions say to replace any code like this:
    <?php the_author(); ?>

    But, when I search for that, the closest I get is this:

    if ( ! function_exists( 'twentyeleven_posted_on' ) ) :
     * Prints HTML with meta information for the current post-date/time and author.
     * Create your own twentyeleven_posted_on to override in a child theme
     * @since Twenty Eleven 1.0
    function twentyeleven_posted_on() {
    	printf( __( '<span class="sep">Posted on </span><a href="%1$s" title="%2$s" rel="bookmark"><time class="entry-date" datetime="%3$s" pubdate>%4$s</time></a><span class="by-author"> <span class="sep"> by </span> <span class="author vcard"><a class="url fn n" href="%5$s" title="%6$s" rel="author">%7$s</a></span></span>', 'twentyeleven' ),
    		esc_url( get_permalink() ),
    		esc_attr( get_the_time() ),
    		esc_attr( get_the_date( 'c' ) ),
    		esc_html( get_the_date() ),
    		esc_url( get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ) ) ),
    		esc_attr( sprintf( __( 'View all posts by %s', 'twentyeleven' ), get_the_author() ) ),

    When I try to work in the Co-Author code here the whole page blows up. Any help?

    Take a look at this thread, because a had the same question.

    Is there someone who can help me out regarding this problem:

    I used the co-author plug-in for this article and manage to setup the authors info below the article. Here’s the link:

    But, when you click the archive link of the author, it display also the co-author bio instead of only one bio.

    See below the code. Any help is deeply appreciated.

    /* Author Box */
    if ( ! function_exists( 'woo_author' ) ) {
    	function woo_author() {
    		// Author box single post page
    		if ( is_single() && get_option( 'woo_disable_post_author' ) != 'true' )
    			add_action( 'woo_post_inside_after', 'woo_author_box', 10 );
    		// Author box author page
    		elseif ( is_author() )
    			add_action( 'woo_loop_before', 'woo_author_box', 10 );
    /* Single Post Author */
    if ( ! function_exists( 'woo_author_box' ) ) {
    	function woo_author_box() {
    		global $post;
    		$i = new CoAuthorsIterator();
    	<div id="post-author">
    	<div class="profile-image">
    		<?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_meta('ID'), '80' ); ?>
    	<div class="profile-content">
    		<?php printf( esc_attr__( 'About %s', 'woothemes' ), get_the_author('description', $author_id) ); ?></h4>
    		<?php echo get_the_author_meta( 'description'); ?>
    		<?php if (is_singular()) : ?>
    		<div class="profile-link">
    			<a href="<?php echo get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( 'ID' ) ); ?>">
    				<?php printf( __( 'View all posts by %s <span class="meta-nav">→</span>', 'woothemes' ), get_the_author( 'display_name', $author_id ) ); ?>
    		</div><!-- #profile-link -->
    		<?php endif; ?>
    	<div class="fix"></div>
    	<?php } ?>


    My problem is as that of shawn00m…

    I am able to select multiple authors while creating a post…
    But it does not show when the post is displayed in the site…

    In co-author plugin documentation it says to replace
    the_author*()” with this

    The problem i dunno where i am supposed to find the

    Any help would be appreciated,
    and Thank You…

    Which theme are you using? Can you paste the contents of single.php into a pastebin and share it here?

    Thank you for getting back…

    The theme i am using is “Twenty Eleven”

    Contents of single.php

    [ Code moderated. For more than 10 lines of code please use instead. ]

    Kindly have a look at it…

    Thank you for getting back…

    The theme i am using is “Twenty Eleven”

    Contents of single.php

    <script src=””></script>

    Kindly have a look at it…


    My Problem is…

    Have installed the co-author plus plugin…
    Can add multiple users to my post…

    But the co-authors are not seen in the post when viewed from the site front end…

    The documentation says to look for <?php the_author();
    I did not find this any where in the editor…

    The theme I am using is Twenty Ten. This came with wordpress itself.

    This is what is seen in single.php

    <?php get_header(); ?>
    <div id=”container”>
    <div id=”content” role=”main”>
    <?php get_template_part( ‘loop’, ‘single’ );?>
    </div><!– #content –>
    </div><!– #container –>
    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>

    Please can help me with this…

    You’ll want to look at your theme’s functions.php instead.

    Alternatively, you can replace uses of the twentyeleven_posted_on() function with your own code that displays the publication date, co-authors information, etc.

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I have changed the theme to twentyeleven…

    In functions.php i have found this code

    if ( ! function_exists( ‘twentyeleven_posted_on’ ) ) :

    function twentyeleven_posted_on() {
    printf( __( ‘<span class=”sep”>Posted on </span><time class=”entry-date” datetime=”%3$s” pubdate>%4$s</time><span class=”by-author”> <span class=”sep”> by </span> <span class=”author vcard”></span></span>’, ‘twentyeleven’ ),
    esc_url( get_permalink() ),
    esc_attr( get_the_time() ),
    esc_attr( get_the_date( ‘c’ ) ),
    esc_html( get_the_date() ),
    esc_url( get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( ‘ID’ ) ) ),
    esc_attr( sprintf( __( ‘View all posts by %s’, ‘twentyeleven’ ), get_the_author() ) ),

    Now what changes should i make to this code…
    Sorry i have zero knowledge about php…

    Thanks in advance…

    Hello Daniel,

    I use the Weaver ii Pro theme, and I posted on their forum re this plugin which would be very handy for me. I figured a child theme would be the perfect place to put the code to make the plugin functional. And it is — because any other modifications would be lost in the next theme upgrade.

    (I like the theme because it is highly customizable, flexible and mobile-friendly, even without specific mobile modifications.)

    This is what the theme author, Bruce Weaver, replied:

    Well, I need to preach a bit here.

    1. That approach is entirely unnecessary. The plugin should be written to use a filter for ‘the_author’. That is how WordPress is supposed to work.

    2. The replacement example will soon not work. The function ‘the_author()’ is deprecated – it will likely go away from WP soon. There is a replacement, ‘get_the_author()’, and that replacement will run the final output through the ‘the_author’ filter, where a plugin should be able to replace things.

    I wonder whether you could do a little more work on the plugin to make it more stable through WP upgrades and theme upgrades.

    Bruce provided a hint for stability through WP upgrades, and a child theme would make the plugin survive theme upgrades.

    Not everyone who might want to use the plugin is familiar with child themes. Thus a sample child theme including only the necessary modifications for this plugin would be very helpful. I might have posted the instructions, except that, if the plugin uses deprecated functions, its usefulness is rather short-term.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on this.


    Hi Dan,

    I tried some of the code you shared in this and other posts on the forum but I still can’t seem to get CoAuthors Plus to display both author bios below a post on my site.

    My theme uses this code:

    </div><!-- #pure_content -->
    <div class="grey_box <?php disable_grey_box(); ?>">
    <div class="right">
    <h3><?php _e('About Author'); ?></h3>
    <div class="thumb"><?php echo get_avatar( get_the_author_meta('email'), '77' ); ?></div><!-- #thumb -->
    <div class="info"><p><?php the_author_meta("description"); ?></p><a href="<?php echo get_author_posts_url(get_the_author_meta( 'ID' )); ?>"><?php _e('View all'); ?> <?php the_author(); ?> <?php _e('posts'); ?>.</a></div><!-- #info -->
    </div><!-- #grey_box -->

    Do you know what I can do to have both author bios listed below the post. Thank you so much!

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