I created file node--my_content_type.tpl.php, where I'd like to print the username as string. I tried the following code, but unfortunately it doesn't work. How can I do it?

  print $name;

$node->name will get you the name of the author who submitted the node. It will return it as string, not as link to the user account.

  • Thanks for your answer. Yet, if I coded <?php print $name; ?>, on the page appears term to the author. Doesn't it matter?
    – user19455
    Aug 14 '13 at 7:44
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    Yes I know that,since you want to display that as a literal string I gave you $node->name. If you want the name with link you can print $name itself.
    – Ram
    Aug 14 '13 at 7:47
  • @Ram: thanks i too got it. For me it was coming as links, while printing $name. After i printed $node->name i got as string. cool :) Aug 14 '13 at 9:04
  • I've problem with it. In php code I've echo "<div class=\"custom-buy-button\"> <button onclick='buyPhoto(\"<?php print $node->name; ?>\")'>Buy</button> </div>"; and I have function in JS <script> function buyPhoto(user) { alert(user); } </script> Unfortunalety on the sreen appears <?php echo admin; ?> I don't know why in the alert is php tag.
    – user19455
    Aug 14 '13 at 9:13
  • @user19455: what problem ?
    – Ram
    Aug 14 '13 at 9:15

Usernames are stored in the $user object.

global $user;

If you mean the fields in a node, those would be in the node object ($node).

I highly recommend looking at the output of the above. Get familiar with both the user object and the node object and everything will make a lot more sense.

  • Firstly, I copied to my file node.tpl.php file. Now I want to write user who own a given content.
    – user19455
    Aug 13 '13 at 21:19
  • Could you give me some directions. Unfortunately, I don't know what to do. When I want to write output print $node. There are errors.
    – user19455
    Aug 13 '13 at 21:29
  • copy node.tpl paste and rename as node--your_content_type.tpl. The username of node author should be available as $name.
    – Jack-PL
    Aug 13 '13 at 23:00
  • I tried it. I want to have string so I've coded "<?php print $name; ?>", yet it doesn't work. Maybe, for that $name is a term.
    – user19455
    Aug 14 '13 at 7:11
  • I removed the part answering about the node field, since there is another question asking about that.
    – apaderno
    Aug 14 '13 at 16:05
$user = user_load($node->uid);
print $user->name; 

This way you can get the name of author by loading the user.

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