Display either author’s link or author’s name.

Description Description

If the author has a home page set, echo an HTML link, otherwise just echo the author’s name.

Source Source

File: wp-includes/author-template.php

function the_author_link() {
	echo get_the_author_link();

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Version Description
2.1.0 Introduced.

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    Contributed by Codex

    Displays the author’s Website URL as a link and the text for the link is the author’s Profile Display name publicly as field. In this example, the author’s Display Name is James Smith.

    <p>Written by: 
    <?php the_author_link(); ?></p>

    Which displays as:

    Written by: James Smith

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