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.


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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