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Different Default Page Template for each different author. (4 posts)

  1. Rhys Wynne
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Quick question for everybody, is there a way for setting up a default page template for each author on a wordpress blog (that's being used as a CMS)?

    It's not essential, but extremely desirable, as I'm putting in 10 pages per author, each using a different template, and there's 15 authors!

  2. abidavis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am also wondering how to do the same thing:

    also posted here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/152776?replies=3

    Anyone got any ideas?

  3. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    WordPress vs WordPress MU

    WORDPRESS
    Basic set-up in WordPress, customize an author to have his/her own templates for Pages and/or Posts:
    1. For Pages - create a Page template for each author, named with author name, which each author will choose from dropdown list at Write > Page
    2. For Posts - easiest and fastest way would be to create a category for each author and set up category templates customized accordingly.
    NOTE; Of course there are other ways to do it, code intensive and a bit more complicated.

    WORDPRESS MULTI-USER
    For 15 users, I recommend WPMU, platform used in WordPress.com. You have a main site which can aggregate all the posts, tags, categories from the sub-blogs/websites you can set up for each author using just one theme set up with the variables you want. This set-up gives the bloggers some measure of privacy and independence from other bloggers and gives an easy way to customize site/pages/posts per blogger. There's so much more you can do with WPMU, it all depends on your imagination :-)
    Requirement No. 1: WPMU Readme.txt

  4. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Follow up to:

    Of course there are other ways to do it, code intensive and a bit more complicated

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags#Is_a_Page_Template
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags#A_Category_Page
    - Less complicated than WPMU though :-)

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