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Wordpress: adjust  get_the_author() function?

Posted on 2013-06-22
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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
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Oh, well darn, your right :)

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

Thank you very much - these will work!

Chris
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Heh, no worries.  

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