'<h3><?php the_author('nickname', TRUE); ?></h3>
Name: <?php the_author('namefl'); ?>
E-Mail: <?php the_author_email(); ?>
ICQ: <?php the_author_icq(); ?>
AIM: <?php the_author_aim(); ?>
<?php the_author(); ?> has written <?php mdv_post_count(); ?> posts.
This is the code for my about page template. None of the author data shows up. Infact, the only php that does work is the mdv_post_count(), probably because it's a 3rd party plugin. If I copy all of this code, however, into a WordPress page and tell it to evaluate the php (via another plugin), it works fine. I would like to go the template route, however, as I am working on a new theme and having a template for the about page just kind of makes it all work better (though, apparently not, in my case).