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the_author does not display

  • Hi

    I’m trying to display info from the last 2 posts in my blog on a page outside of wordpress.
    This is the code:
    At the head of the page:
    define(‘WP_USE_THEMES’, false);
    require(‘/var/www/aletalking/wp-load.php’);
    query_posts(‘showposts=2’);

    & where i want to display the info:
    <?php while (have_posts()): the_post(); ?>
    <?php the_title(); ?>
    <?php the_date(); ?> by <?php the_author(); ?><?php the_excerpt(); ?>
    <?php endwhile; ?>

    Everything displays as it should except the_author() – which is missing – is there something simple i’m missing? The author is set up correctly as it displays on the actual blog as it should

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Cheers

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  • You could try and add ‘global $post’ at the top of the file

    if that does nothing by itself try and add this in the first line of the while
    setup_postdata($post);

    Lee.

    You could try and add ‘global $post’ at the top of the file

    if that does nothing by itself try and add this in the first line of the while
    setup_postdata($post);

    Lee.

    Hi Lee

    Thanks for the reply. I’ve tried both options but the_author() is still missing.

    It seems strange to me that everything else should display ok apart from this field…

    Cheers

    Did you try them at the same time?

    sorry then I’m not sure, someone else might know.

    As a stab in the dark you could try ‘echo get_the_author()’

    or as a total stab try calling wp_footer() << sometimes seems to work magic 🙂

    Sorry I couldn’t be of any more help.
    Lee.

    Nope, still no luck

    Thanks anyway Lee

    Can’t quite get my head round why everything else displays ok, there must be something specific to the_author() i’m missing…

    must be to do with the loop or lack of it.

    investigate the function below – you might be able to get it from what that returns instead.

    get_userdata()

    Is there any updates on this? I’m having the same error. The author shows on the page outside of wordpress when I change

    "define('WP_USE_THEMES', false);"

    to

    "define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);"

    however.

    For anyone out there that still has problems with the_author(); on external (or maybe in on WordPress) sites, I’ve figured out why it didn’t work for me.

    I was calling another database after the call to WordPress blog-header. I don’t understand why the other fields worked even with the call to the other database, but when I took that out it worked fine for the_author();.

    This pissed me off for so long so I hope this helps someone else.

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