How to link current user to their author page through shortcodes


I need a shortcode to link the current logged in user to their author page but I couldn’t make the function workable. Found this code based on another similar question here:

    if ( is_user_logged_in() ) {
        echo '<a href="' . home_url() . '/author/' . get_the_author_meta( 'user_login', wp_get_current_user()->ID ) . '"> My personal page</a>';
    } else {
        echo '<a href="' . wp_login_url() . '" title="Login">Login</a>';

But it gets “syntax error, unexpected ‘href’ (T_STRING), expecting ‘;'” What is the error here?

I also found this code which doesn’t get an error:

global $current_user;
echo get_author_posts_url($current_user->ID); 

But if I put this into a shortcode using add shortcode function, it doesn’t display anything.

This has been asked many times here and I have tried those answers but none worked for me. I’m lost and I’m not an expert coder so any help will do.
Thank you!

, , , gjwrites 3 years 2020-08-23T21:10:24-05:00 0 Answers 59 views 0

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