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the_author_meta() WP 1.0

Outputs the field from the user's DB object. Defaults to current post's author.

Works based on: get_the_author_meta()
1 time — 0.000012 sec (very fast) | 50000 times — 0.03 sec (speed of light) | PHP 7.1.2, WP 4.7.3
Hooks from the function
Return

null. Nothing.

Usage

the_author_meta( $field, $user_id );
$field(string)
Selects the field of the users record. See get_the_author_meta()() for the list of possible fields.
$user_id(int|false)
User ID.

Notes

  • See: get_the_author_meta()

Changelog

Since 2.8.0 Introduced.

Code of the_author_meta() WP 5.7.2

<?php
function the_author_meta( $field = '', $user_id = false ) {
	$author_meta = get_the_author_meta( $field, $user_id );

	/**
	 * The value of the requested user metadata.
	 *
	 * The filter name is dynamic and depends on the $field parameter of the function.
	 *
	 * @since 2.8.0
	 *
	 * @param string    $author_meta The value of the metadata.
	 * @param int|false $user_id     The user ID.
	 */
	echo apply_filters( "the_author_{$field}", $author_meta, $user_id );
}

From tag: Metadatas (any)

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