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the_author ( $deprecated = '', $deprecated_echo = true )
Parameter: (2)
  • (string) $deprecated Deprecated.
    Erforderlich: Nein
    Standard: (leer)
  • (bool) $deprecated_echo Deprecated. Use get_the_author(). Echo the string or return it.
    Erforderlich: Nein
    Standard: true
Gibt zurück:
  • (string|null) The author's display name, from get_the_author().
Definiert in:

Display the name of the author of the current post.

The behavior of this function is based off of old functionality predating get_the_author(). This function is not deprecated, but is designed to echo the value from get_the_author() and as an result of any old theme that might still use the old behavior will also pass the value from get_the_author(). The normal, expected behavior of this function is to echo the author and not return it. However, backward compatibility has to be maintained.


function the_author( $deprecated = '', $deprecated_echo = true ) {
	if ( ! empty( $deprecated ) ) {
		_deprecated_argument( __FUNCTION__, '2.1.0' );

	if ( true !== $deprecated_echo ) {
				/* translators: %s: get_the_author() */
				__( 'Use %s instead if you do not want the value echoed.' ),

	if ( $deprecated_echo ) {
		echo get_the_author();

	return get_the_author();