This shortcode allows you to display the name of the current post author if no attributes are provided or the name of a given author if you provide the author ID and author type.
On co-authored posts, only the name of the main author —first author on the list — is displayed. If you wish to display all the author names for a co-authored post, check out the molongui_byline shortcode.
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.
The trivial shortcode would be:
That would display the current post’s author name as text. Nothing fancy but very useful in many cases. Check below what the output would look like:
Check out below all the available attributes this shortcode can take: