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the_author()

Determine if the author should be the company name or specific author’s name.

PHP March 16, 2017

Usage

PHP
nebula()->the_author($show_authors)

Parameters

$show_authors
(Optional) (Boolean) Force the author names to show
Default: true

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Source File

Located in /libs/Functions.php on line 2109.

1 Hook

Find these filters and actions in the source code below to hook into them. Use do_action() and add_filter() in your functions file or plugin.

Filters
"pre_nebula_the_author"
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Actions
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Note: This function contains 1 to-do comment.

PHP
    public function the_author($show_authors=1){
        $override = apply_filters('pre_nebula_the_author', null, $show_authors);
        if ( isset($override) ){return $override;}

        if ( !is_single() || $show_authors === 0 || !$this->get_option('author_bios') ){
            return $this->get_option('site_owner', get_bloginfo('name'));
        } else {
            //@TODO "Nebula" 0: Add support for multi-authors? is_multi_author()
            return ( get_the_author_meta('first_name') != '' )? get_the_author_meta('first_name') . ' ' . get_the_author_meta('last_name') : get_the_author_meta('display_name');
        }
    }

Override

To override this PHP function, use this hook in your child theme or plugin ("my_custom" can be changed):

PHP
add_filter('pre_nebula_the_author', 'my_custom_the_author', 10, 2); //The last integer must be 1 more than the actual parameters
function my_custom_the_author($null, $show_authors){ //$null is required, but can be ignored
    //Write your own code here

    return true; //Return true to prevent the original function from running afterwords
}

You can completely disable this PHP function with a single line actions:

PHP
 add_filter('pre_nebula_the_author', '__return_false');