How To Display the Top 8 authors in a Navigation Menu

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Are you looking for a way to display the top 8 authors for your website in a navigation menu? This snippet will add an authors item to your navigation menu that lists the top eight authors with the most post counts.


  1. Add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.
  2. Change the navigation menu theme location on line 2 to fit your needs.
function wps_nav_authors($items, $args){
    if( $args->theme_location == 'header-navigation' )
        return $items . '<li><a href="#">Authors</a><ul class="sub-menu"><li>' . wp_list_authors('show_fullname=1&optioncount=0&orderby=post_count&order=DESC&number=8&echo=0') . '</li></ul></li>';
add_filter('wp_nav_menu_items','wps_nav_authors', 10, 2);

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