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How to Show WordPress Author Bio Excerpt in Posts

How to Show WordPress Author Bio Excerpt in Posts

Here is a snippet that will enable you to show a short intro (excerpt) of the WordPress author bio of a post and not the complete bio. With this snippet you can make an excerpt of the author bio, with a link to the author page, where you can see the full bio.

Instructions
Add this code to your functions.php

function author_excerpt (){	                     					
	$word_limit = 20; // Limit the number of words
	$more_txt = 'read more about:'; // The read more text
	$txt_end = '...'; // Display text end 
	$authorName = get_the_author();
	$authorUrl = get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta('ID'));
	$authorDescription = explode(" ", get_the_author_meta('description'));
	$displayAuthorPageLink = count($authorDescription) > $word_limit ? $txt_end.' '.$more_txt.' <a href="'.$authorUrl.'">'.$authorName.'</a>' : '' ;
	$authorDescriptionShort = array_slice($authorDescription, 0, ($word_limit));
	return (implode($authorDescriptionShort, ' ')).$displayAuthorPageLink; 		
}

Add this code to your post template file where you want to show the author bio excerpt.

<?php echo author_excerpt(); ?>

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