get_the_author()WP 1.5.0

Retrieve the author of the current post.

Hooks from the function

Return

String. The author's display name, empty string if unknown.

Usage

get_the_author( $deprecated );
$deprecated(string)
Deprecated.
Default: ''

Examples

0

#1 Display the display_name (public name) of the author of current post:

$author = get_the_author();

echo $author;

Notes

  • Global. WP_User. $authordata The current author's data.

Changelog

Since 1.5.0 Introduced.
Since 6.3.0 Returns an empty string if the author's display name is unknown.

get_the_author() code WP 6.5.3

function get_the_author( $deprecated = '' ) {
	global $authordata;

	if ( ! empty( $deprecated ) ) {
		_deprecated_argument( __FUNCTION__, '2.1.0' );
	}

	/**
	 * Filters the display name of the current post's author.
	 *
	 * @since 2.9.0
	 *
	 * @param string $display_name The author's display name.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'the_author', is_object( $authordata ) ? $authordata->display_name : '' );
}