function theme_username

Returns HTML for a username, potentially linked to the user's page.


$variables: An associative array containing:

  • account: The user object to format.
  • name: The user's name, sanitized.
  • extra: Additional text to append to the user's name, sanitized.
  • link_path: The path or URL of the user's profile page, home page, or other desired page to link to for more information about the user.
  • link_options: An array of options to pass to the l() function's $options parameter if linking the user's name to the user's page.
  • attributes_array: An array of attributes to pass to the drupal_attributes() function if not linking to the user's page.

See also



Related topics

23 theme calls to theme_username()
blog_page_user in drupal/modules/blog/
Menu callback; displays a Drupal page containing recent blog entries of a given user.
comment_admin_overview in drupal/modules/comment/
Form builder for the comment overview administration form.
comment_form in drupal/modules/comment/comment.module
Generate the basic commenting form, for appending to a node or display on a separate page.
contact_personal_form in drupal/modules/contact/
Form constructor for the personal contact form.
dblog_event in drupal/modules/dblog/
Page callback: Displays details about a specific database log message.

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drupal/includes/, line 2328
The theme system, which controls the output of Drupal.


function theme_username($variables) {
  if (isset($variables['link_path'])) {

    // We have a link path, so we should generate a link using l().
    // Additional classes may be added as array elements like
    // $variables['link_options']['attributes']['class'][] = 'myclass';
    $output = l($variables['name'] . $variables['extra'], $variables['link_path'], $variables['link_options']);
  else {

    // Modules may have added important attributes so they must be included
    // in the output. Additional classes may be added as array elements like
    // $variables['attributes_array']['class'][] = 'myclass';
    $output = '<span' . drupal_attributes($variables['attributes_array']) . '>' . $variables['name'] . $variables['extra'] . '</span>';
  return $output;