Last Updated: September 09, 2019
· dscotts3

wp_list_authors() as an array

If you need to display all the authors of your site and you want to format the way the list is returned, you might as well forget wplistauthors. Instead, add this to your theme's functions.php file and enjoy looping thru your authors and formatting the list to your liking.

function get_all_authors() {
    global $wpdb;

    foreach ( $wpdb->get_results("SELECT DISTINCT post_author, COUNT(ID) AS count FROM $wpdb->posts WHERE post_type = 'post' AND " . get_private_posts_cap_sql( 'post' ) . " GROUP BY post_author") as $row ) :
        $author = get_userdata( $row->post_author );
        $authors[$row->post_author]['name'] = $author->display_name;
        $authors[$row->post_author]['post_count'] = $row->count;
        $authors[$row->post_author]['posts_url'] = get_author_posts_url( $author->ID, $author->user_nicename );

    return $authors;

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This is great - thanks very much!

over 1 year ago ·

@lexnels No problem!

over 1 year ago ·