** Edit ** This was not a bug or feature request. This was my own stupidity for forgetting to include a loop in my single.php file.
This is sort of a follow-up on the post: Wp author action on single post template - Pinegrow WP - Pinegrow Community Forum
I’d also like to see the smart action work on post templates outside the loop. For example, my blog post template needs to include an author box with the author’s name, biography, and avatar image. The smart action’s function, get_the_author_meta(), works fine when called from a loop, but from a template, it needs the author passed to it by using something like “$post->post_author”
With Post Author defined:
I also noticed that the author description field isn’t listed in the dropdown, so I had to enter “description” in the custom meta field field ID.
Lastly, it looks like some of the author actions are using older the_author() functions that have been superseded by get_the_author(). It appears that the other functions like the_author_link() now just echo get_the_author_link() and may also need to be updated in Pinegrow.
My apologies if I’ve missed something obvious. It looks like the author of the original post I referenced solved his problem but never followed up in the post to tell the rest of us his solution.