How to get the author’s name to link to author’s website in WordPress

There are different types of wordpress themes. Some themes may display the author’s name for the post on the index page of your blog but may not provide a link to the author’s website. There is a very easy fix for that and that is really where the power of wordpress as an amazing blogging platform comes into play.

All you need to do is go to the theme editor in your wordpress blog admin panel. Search for the text

  1. <?php the_author() ?>

in the main index template (index.php file) and replace it with

  1. <?php the_author_link() ?>

It is that simple.

13 Thoughts on “How to get the author’s name to link to author’s website in WordPress

  1. Hi there, to GoogleReader!
    Have a nice day

  2. I thought you can change this standard in the WordPress Blog’s settings or setup.

  3. Hi! I like your srticle and I would like very much to read some more information on this issue. Will you post some more?

  4. Thank you! I found this very useful :) It did exactly what I was looking for.

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  7. wordpress is the best blogging platform ever.:;

  8. The theme of your blog is really very beautiful,do you design it yourself?

  9. WordPress is definitely the best blogging platform, no one can beat wordpress;~*

  10. Hello, this is a great blog!

  11. i have visited this blog a couple of times now and i have to tell you that i find it quite nice actually. continue doing what youre doing! :p

  12. When I open up your Rss feed it appears to be a ton of junk, is the issue on my side?

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