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[resolved] Author Name in Bio Box (10 posts)

  1. JosiahW
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    When I click the authors name in the bio box it pulls up posts by that author. How do I change this to pull up a specific page that also has posts by that author?

    The other option would be to have it pull up a single page that shows the authors bio and below that the articles he/she has written. How do I do that?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-biographia/

  2. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    I don't quite follow you ... assuming you've enabled the Author's Name Link in the plugin's Content tab, the author's name in the Biography Box title is populated by the get_author_posts_url WordPress API call, which provides the URL of the author's archive page. From my reading of your first paragraph ...

    When I click the authors name in the bio box it pulls up posts by that author. How do I change this to pull up a specific page that also has posts by that author?

    ... you've just described this and the author archive page in two different ways. So I think I must be mis-reading something. Could you try and rephrase this perhaps?

    The other option would be to have it pull up a single page that shows the authors bio and below that the articles he/she has written. How do I do that?

    This also describes the author archive page. It's entirely possible to edit the author template file and use either the plugin's shortcode or one of the plugin's template tags to insert the Biography Box at the head of the page and also to configure the plugin not to append the Biography Box to each post for archive pages of this type.

    Hope this helps

    -Gary

  3. JosiahW
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I need two things.
    1. The authors page (http://blog.brinkoffreedom.net/authors/) to display all of the authors bio's in a list on that page.

    2. When a reader click on the authors name I am hoping I can have it load the authors bio on top and then all of the articles that author has written below it.

  4. JosiahW
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I initially wanted it to pull up a specific page for the author. For example if I could create a page for each author with a shortcode for the authors bio and then a shortcode below that which shows all of the authors posts from most recent on top to oldest on bottom.

    That would be great but I don't know if it is possible.

  5. JosiahW
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Ah. It was my theme! I just had it loading the wrong template for what it is. I have resolved that. Thank you very much. Any options for the other requests?

  6. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    A well designed WordPress theme should be able to support all of this; the stock WordPress Twenty series certainly do, your mileage may vary according to your theme though.

    1. The authors page (http://blog.brinkoffreedom.net/authors/) to display all of the authors bio's in a list on that page.

    Create a page which either uses the plugin's shortcode or one of the plugin's template tags to do this. You can either use these in wildcard mode, to list all authors, or you can specify categories (roles) of authors or simply repeat the shortcode/tag, once per desired author.

    2. When a reader click on the authors name I am hoping I can have it load the authors bio on top and then all of the articles that author has written below it.

    The author's name link in the Biography Box automagically links to that author's archive page (assuming it's enabled in the plugin's configuration settings). As I mentioned in my earlier reply, you can modify your themes author archive template to add the Biography Box (again, via shortcode or template tag) to support this.

    -Gary

  7. JosiahW
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Is there a page that I can find all of the possible shortcodes for Biographia?

    Is there a way to sort the order in which authors are displayed in the list?

    Thank you by the way. This has been a great help.

  8. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    The plugin's home page is always the best place to find this sort of information; it's pretty much the same as presented on the WordPress plugin repository, just arranged in a way that hopefully makes it easier to read and find the information you need.

    There's just a single shortcode for WP Biographia ... [wp_biographia] and this shortcode supports 7 attributes to tailor the output of the shortcode (the plugin's template tags mirror this). It sounds like the order attribute might be what you're looking for. When in wildcard mode, you can sort the authors by account name (the default), by first name, by last name, by nickname, by display name or by numeric login id (the first/last/nick and display names are as configured as part of the author's user profile).

    -Gary

  9. JosiahW
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Thank you very much sir!

  10. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    You're very welcome. Let me know how you get on and whether you get the layout and effect you're looking for.

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