Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Wordpress: adjust  get_the_author() function?

Posted on 2013-06-22
3
Medium Priority
?
498 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-22
I have guest authors sometimes.

I don't want to set them up as members of my blog. But I would like to display their name as being the author of the post they write.

I enter their name as a custom field (field name "guest_auth") when I save the post.

Then, because I need to set the 'author' setting to something, I set it to "guest".

Would it be possible to have a function in functions.php so that whenever get_the_author()  is called in my theme (post pages, category pages, home page, etc).... IF there is a 'guest_auth' value, it will show that name instead of "guest"?

Or perhaps, if get_the_author() == "guest," it uses the guest_auth value for that post...

I realize I could do this in the code on each page/post, but there are a lot of pages in my theme. Seems it would be more efficient to do this in functions.php if there is a way.

Ideas?

Thanks,

Chris
0
Comment
Question by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
ID: 39268561
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:St_Aug_Beach_Bum
ID: 39268623
Oh, well darn, your right :)

When I googled it earlier today, I didn't find squat!

Thank you very much - these will work!

Chris
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Jason C. Levine
ID: 39268711
Heh, no worries.  

Try "Wordpress guest authors" as your terms...
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many old projects have bad code, but the budget doesn't exist to rewrite the codebase. You can update this code to be safer by introducing contemporary input validation, sanitation, and safer database queries.
This article discusses how to implement server side field validation and display customized error messages to the client.
This tutorial will teach you the core code needed to finalize the addition of a watermark to your image. The viewer will use a small PHP class to learn and create a watermark.
The is a quite short video tutorial. In this video, I'm going to show you how to create self-host WordPress blog with free hosting service.
Suggested Courses

971 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question