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[resolved] Bio Page Help (7 posts)

  1. bobstilger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I downloaded this plugin hoping it would help with a particular problem.

    I want to make a bio page for administrators on the site. I thought this might help me drive and create such a page with a nice format.

    Is this possible? If not, any other plugins you would recommend?

    Thanks for your work!

    Bob

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

  2. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Basically you have two choices here ...

    Choice 1 is to use the plugin's shortcode embedded in the page, set the user to wildcard mode and restrict the roles of the user to administrator, something like ...

    [wp_biographia user="*" role="administrator"]

    ... you can further override and customise the shortcode's output, see http://www.vicchi.org/codeage/wp-biographia/4-shortcode-usage-and-support/ for full details.

    Choice 2 is to use the plugin's template tags and insert one of these into a custom page template. See http://www.vicchi.org/codeage/wp-biographia/6-template-tags/ for full details.

    If this is going to be a one-off page, I'd recommend the shortcode route as the quickest and easiest.

    All of the above, and more, is in the plugin's documentation either on the WordPress plugin repository, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-biographia/, or the plugin's home page, http://www.vicchi.org/codeage/wp-biographia/ ... it's worth a read and might save you having to spend time posting on the forums in the future.

    -Gary

  3. bobstilger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks very much!

    I did read through the documentation, but I am a bit too much of a novice to find what I needed. I am very appreciative of your support!

  4. bobstilger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using the documentation, I've finally got things happening the way I want, with one exception.

    One photo will not display on the WP Bibliographia page. It shows in the user accounts. All other user photos display. I've cleared cookies and checked with multiple browsers and devices, but no go!

    Any ideas?

  5. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh the irony! Now would be a good time to read the sticky post that you originally commented against ... http://wordpress.org/support/topic/wp-biographia-problem-or-question-please-read-this-first?replies=1

    Sorry. That was a bit unfair, but I couldn't resist.

    So. I have three questions for you to help me drill down into this a bit.

    1. How are you producing user avatars? Via the built-in WordPress support for Gravatars or via a plugin, possibly one which supports local avatar images? If so, which one?

    2. If you're using Gravatars, do the email accounts for each account match their Gravatar account exactly? If they don't then you might not get the Gratavar you expect, if at all - see http://www.vicchi.org/codeage/wp-biographia/bending-wp-biographia-to-your-will-a-configuration-guide/#avatar-setup for more information on this.

    3. Do you have a link to the page in question so I can take a look at the source and see if there's anything obvious hidden in there which is causing this behaviour?

    -Gary

  6. bobstilger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, it is lovely that life us filled with those little ironies!

    Waving to you from the hills behind Shisendo, a lovely temple in NE Kyoto.

    The problem seems to have righted itself while I walked.

    I was using addresses registered at Gravetar; six different people and accounts. They all showed with their images in the user panel. All but one showed properly on the bio page. I clear caches, changed browsers and changed devices to no avail.

    Thank you for your generous support of minimally technically competent people like me!

    I appreciate it and will pay it forward!

    Best

    Bob

  7. vicchi
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Glad to hear it sorted itself out for you. Don't hesitate to re-open this thread if any more problems arise.

    -Gary

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