I want to have information of the author within the sidebar (sidebar.php). Unfortunately the template tags to retrieve this information must be within the loop (e.g. the_author, the_author_description)
Can I store these while in The Loop within a php variable and then return in the sidebar? Or can you think of another way I may achieve this?
Previously I achieved this by using the Get Author Profile plugin ( http://guff.szub.net/get-author-profile ), which has now stopped working after the upgrade to WordPress 2.0. The empty box on the right is where I want the info to go!