Warning: This function has been deprecated. Use get_the_author_meta() instead.

get_author_name( int $auth_id = false )

Retrieve the specified author’s preferred display name.

Description Description

Parameters Parameters


(int) (Optional) The ID of the author.

Default value: false

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Return Return

(string) The author's display name.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/deprecated.php

function get_author_name( $auth_id = false ) {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '2.8.0', 'get_the_author_meta(\'display_name\')' );
	return get_the_author_meta('display_name', $auth_id);

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Changelog Changelog

Version Description
2.8.0 Use get_the_author_meta()
1.0.0 Introduced.

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