Retrieve path of author template in current or parent template.

Description Description

The hierarchy for this template looks like:

  1. author-{nicename}.php
  2. author-{id}.php
  3. author.php

An example of this is:

  1. author-john.php
  2. author-1.php
  3. author.php

The template hierarchy and template path are filterable via the ‘$type_template_hierarchy’ and ‘$type_template’ dynamic hooks, where $type is ‘author’.

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Return Return

(string) Full path to author template file.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/template.php

function get_author_template() {
	$author = get_queried_object();

	$templates = array();

	if ( $author instanceof WP_User ) {
		$templates[] = "author-{$author->user_nicename}.php";
		$templates[] = "author-{$author->ID}.php";
	$templates[] = 'author.php';

	return get_query_template( 'author', $templates );

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Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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