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Linkify Authors v1.2

I’d like to announce the official release of the updated Linkify Authors plugin (v1.2) for WordPress.

Turn a string, list, or array of author IDs and/or slugs into a list of links to those authors.

Minor update. Highlights: switched away from use of deprecated function; added filter to allow alternative safe invocation of function; verified WP 3.0 compatibility.

For more details, instructions, and the download link, visit the plugin’s official homepage at :

Comments welcome on this post for this version of the plugin. Comments will be closed once this release has been superseded by another.

Read more for a detailed ChangeLog of the release.

Detailed ChangeLog

These are the detailed changes, which may or may not make sense to you depending on your familiarity with the previous features and internals of the plugin.

  • Use get_the_author_meta(‘display_name’) instead of deprecated get_author_name()
  • Add filter ‘linkify_authors’ to respond to the function of the same name so that users can use the do_action() notation for invoking template tags
  • Wrap function in if(!function_exists()) check
  • Reverse order of implode() arguments
  • Fix to prevent PHP notice
  • Remove docs from top of plugin file (all that and more are in readme.txt)
  • Note compatibility with WP 3.0+
  • Minor tweaks to code formatting (spacing)
  • Add Filters and Upgrade Notice sections to readme.txt
  • Remove trailing whitespace