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Understanding Source Code

The best way to understand what a hook does is to look at where it occurs in the source code.

  • Action hooks look like this: do_action( "hook_name" )
  • Filter hooks look like this: apply_filters( "hook_name", "what_to_filter" ).

Remember, this hook may occur in more than one file. Moreover, the hook's context may change from version to version.

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28           _deprecated_argument( __FUNCTION__, '2.1' );
30      /**
31       * Filter the display name of the current post's author.
32       *
33       * @since 2.9.0
34       *
35       * @param string $authordata->display_name The author's display name.
36       */
37      return apply_filters('the_author', is_object($authordata) ? $authordata->display_name : null);
38 }
40 /**
41  * Display the name of the author of the current post.
42  *
43  * The behavior of this function is based off of old functionality predating
44  * get_the_author(). This function is not deprecated, but is designed to echo
45  * the value from get_the_author() and as an result of any old theme that might
46  * still use the old behavior will also pass the value from get_the_author().