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Author Mini Bio for Joomla! Posts
// no direct access
defined('_JEXEC') or die('Go Away');
// pull user id
$jomauth_article =& JTable::getInstance('content');
$jomauth_authorid = $jomauth_article->created_by;
// pull required fields
$db =& JFactory::getDBO();
$query = "SELECT * FROM #__contact_details WHERE user_id = " . $jomauth_authorid ;
$jomauth_contact = $db->loadAssoc();
// split author array into variables - name, biopic, meta desc (as brief bio), and weblink (back to author bio page)
$jomauth_name = $jomauth_contact['name'];
$jomauth_img = $jomauth_contact['image'];
$jomauth_bio = $jomauth_contact['metadesc'];
$jomauth_web = $jomauth_contact['webpage'];
// display content
echo '<div class="uk-panel uk-panel-box uk-panel-box-secondary uk-margin-large-top">';
echo "<img src=\"" . JURI::base( true ) . $jomauth_img . "\" class=\"uk-thumbnail uk-thumbnail-mini uk-float-left uk-margin-right\" alt=\"Profile Picture\" />";
echo "<h5 class=\"uk-article-lead uk-margin-small uk-margin-top-remove\">" . $jomauth_name . "</h5><hr class=\"uk-margin-small\" />";
echo "<p class=\"uk-margin-small\">" . $jomauth_bio . "</p>";
echo "<a href=\"$jomauth_web\" class=\"uk-button uk-button-small\">Visit Bio Page<i class=\"uk-icon-caret-right uk-margin-small-left\"></i></a>";
echo '</div>';

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@HaeckDesign HaeckDesign commented Jun 25, 2016

This PHP snippet is intended to be added to the end of com_content/article/default.php. It is required that each user is tied to a single contact (may add on future functionality for multiple authors). Currently styled for UIkit CSS, but adjust classes as needed.

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