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post_author_meta_box() WP 2.6.0

Display form field with list of authors.

  • Global. Int. $user_ID

No Hooks.

Return

Nothing (null).

Usage

post_author_meta_box( $post );
$post(object) (required)

Code of post author meta box: wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php WP 5.2.2

<?php
function post_author_meta_box( $post ) {
	global $user_ID;
	?>
<label class="screen-reader-text" for="post_author_override"><?php _e( 'Author' ); ?></label>
	<?php
	wp_dropdown_users(
		array(
			'who'              => 'authors',
			'name'             => 'post_author_override',
			'selected'         => empty( $post->ID ) ? $user_ID : $post->post_author,
			'include_selected' => true,
			'show'             => 'display_name_with_login',
		)
	);
}