The if_author tag is a conditional tag and always used as an opening and closing pair, like this…
<txp:if_author> …conditional statement… </txp:if_author>
The tag will execute the contained statement if the called page is the result of an article search by a specific author’s name.
Note: This is not the same as checking if the current article was written (posted) by the given author. Use if_article_author for that situation.
Tag will accept the following attributes (case-sensitive) as well as the global attributes :
- Comma-separated list of author names.
- Default: unset, which determines whether ‘any’ author listing is being viewed.
- Textpattern context to check against. You can choose from the following contexts (set to empty to include all contexts):
articleis this an article author list?
imageis this an image author list?
fileis this a file author list?
linkis this a link author list?
Example 1: Select a stylesheet based on author
Selects a stylesheet named
author_list when a list by author
admin is being displayed, or a stylesheet determined by the active section for normal page display.
<txp:if_author name="admin"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="<txp:css name="author_list" />" media="screen"> <txp:else /> <link rel="stylesheet" href="<txp:css />" media="screen"> </txp:if_author>
type attribute added.