[resolved] the_author_meta not working (3 posts)

  1. bestfoot
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Trying to insert an authors image ... not working. Code:
    <img src="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/wp-content/images/authors/<?php the_author_meta('first_name'); ?>_<?php the_author_meta('last_name'); ?>.jpg" class="ImagesLeftAlign" alt="<?php the_author(); ?>">

    the_author is working ... returns the author's name
    the_author_meta('first_name') returns nothing ... it's blank.

    I have tried get_the_author_meta as well.

    I have tried user_firstname and user_lastname also with both combinations.


  2. bestfoot
    Posted 6 years ago #

    wondering if I need to have data in author_meta table or something that isn't in there?

  3. bestfoot
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes that is the issue ... first/last name field was blank for the author I was testing this on. Marked as resolved, left it up in case it might be helpful to others.

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