Applies only to the Pro version of the plugin, release 3.1.9 or higher.
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This shortcode allows you to display any author meta data from the current post author if no attributes are provided or any author meta data of a given author if you provide the author ID and author type.

It can be used anywhere within WordPress where shortcodes are supported. For most users, this will primarily be within the content of a WordPress post or page or the sidebar.


A trivial shortcode to display the author meta looks like this:

Editor input

[molongui_author_meta key=twitter]

That would display the current post’s author meta as plain text. Nothing fancy but very useful in many cases. Check below what the output would be:

Frontend output



Check out below all the available attributes this shortcode can take:

Meta key name.
Accepts "first_name", "last_name", "phone", "mail", "web", "job", "company", "company_link", "post_count", "page_count", "{post_type}_count", "twitter", "facebook"... and any other social media key name.
Available since version 3.1.9.
Author ID whose name you want to be displayed.
Accepts integer as author ID.
Defaults to current post author ID.
Available since version 3.1.9.
The type of author to display.
Accepts "user" or "guest".
Available since version 3.1.9.
Whether to display a message in case of error retrieving the author name
Accepts Accepts "yes" or "no".
Defaults to yes.
Available since version 3.2.6.

Updated on March 28, 2021

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