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Display Related Posts by Posts Current Author

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Are you looking for a way to display related posts by the current author? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display related posts by posts current author.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:


function get_related_author_posts() {
    global $authordata, $post;

    $authors_posts = get_posts( array( 'author' => $authordata->ID, 'post__not_in' => array( $post->ID ), 'posts_per_page' => 5 ) );

    $output = '<ul>';
    foreach ( $authors_posts as $authors_post ) {
        $output .= '<li><a href="' . get_permalink( $authors_post->ID ) . '">' . apply_filters( 'the_title', $authors_post->post_title, $authors_post->ID ) . '</a></li>';
    }
    $output .= '</ul>';

    return $output;
}

Add this code snippet to the single.php file of your WordPress theme to display related posts.

<?php echo get_related_author_posts(); ?>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

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Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Hi there!
    How can I show posts from a specific Custom Post Type related to post Author?

    I tried this but didn’t worked. It returned all posts from all site members instead.

    $authors_posts = get_posts( array( ‘author’ => $authordata->ID, ‘post__not_in’ => array( $post->ID ), ‘post_type’ => ‘membros_documentos’, ‘orderby’ => ‘date’, ‘order’ => ‘DESC’, ‘posts_per_page’ => ‘-1’ ) );

    Please help.
    Thank you.

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