is there a simple out of the box approach to showing entries created by their author? EG: after an article I want to list a credit like so:

"article by AUTHOR"

and allow a click through from the AUTHOR link to a template featuring just that author's entries…

Thanks.

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You can include the author's name and a link using the author and author_id variables. For example:

{exp:channel:entries channel="blog"}
    <h2>{title}</h2>
    {body}
    <p>Posted by <a href="/blog/author/{author_id}">{author}</a></p>
{/exp:channel:entries}

Then, at its most basic, create a template to display posts filtered by author (the template used in the example above is blog.group/author.html). In that template, filter the Channel entries with the author_id parameter.

{exp:channel:entries channel="blog" author_id="{segment_3}"}
    {if count == "1"}
        <h1>All Posts by {author}</h1>
        <ul>
    {/if}

    <li>{title}</li>

    {if count == total_results}
        </ul>
    {/if}
{/exp:channel:entries}
  • Thanks! I didn't want to use a possible 'Zoo Visitor' or 'Playa' approach for just this functionality. This is great. – user2569 Jan 9 '14 at 9:10
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    You're welcome! On Stack Exchange you can accept an answer by ticking the checkmark on the left. This is optional, but generally encouraged if an answer provided you with a solution. See expressionengine.stackexchange.com/help/accepted-answer – Alex Kendrick Jan 9 '14 at 14:47

BTW at least with EE2 it's important to include the parameter dynamic="off" to make this work. Example:

{exp:channel:entries channel="features" author_id="{segment_3}" dynamic="off" }

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