I am working for a client who has a magazine-style website. The site publishes articles by about 30 authors, but these authors don't ever log in to submit their articles -- they are republished from a print magazine, and the web editor enters the articles.
I feel like it would be great to have user management to do things like display an author page and an author avatar, so that people can find more articles by the same author. But it seems sort of silly to create "users" who never log in, and I don't want to expose the site to potential hackers by creating logins for these users that might be easily broken, etc.
Do you have advice on either a plugin, or best practices, to manage a lot of authors who _don't_ log in to the site themselves?