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[resolved] Three missing features and one bug (5 posts)

  1. mcowtan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Bug:
    I selected the GLOBE icon as the preferred icon for the author's website address. But it doesnt show it coorectly... it shows the WordPress icon instead.

    Missing Features:
    You should permit the user to set the following attributes:

    Width of the Author box. Default of 632 is too much for many templates.
    I managed to hack it by editing the code, but unnecessary work.

    Font size of the descriptive text in the box. Default of 10 is a bit small. I managed to hack it by editing the code, but unnecessary work.

    I'm quite new to WP, so forgive me for naiive or ignorant remarks.

    Questions / Suggestion:
    1) How do you turn off the original written by box that comes with most themes. Could your Plugin take care of that?
    2) It would be nice to be able to Order the social icons... for example if you enable the email, it is stuck somewhere in the middle among the others... that doesnt make sense... email is differnet that FB or Twitter... you might want it to be first or last, but not in the middle.

    Thanks for all your efforts Nick, its pretty cool.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-autho-bio/

  2. Nick Powers
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    What version are you running? From Version 2.0 forward you can easily adjust the width of the Social Author Bio box by going to your Dashboard and selecting Social Author Bio -> Avanced HTML/Style.

    From there you will see the "Edit Style for Social Author Bio" heading. In the "#author-bio-box" section of the style you can modify width:632px; to be of any width you desire.

    Also in Social Author Bio -> Avanced HTML/Style you will see the "Edit HTML for Social Author Bio" heading. Here you can edit the specific HTML that displays the elements for the Social Author BIo bio. For example to change a font for the description text look for the portion of the HTML that has <p>%author_desc%</p> and change it to something like <p><font face="verdana">%author_desc%</font></p> and provide any font you would like.

    You can make all these changes from within your dashboard, with no need to hack the code.

    I am seeing the same problem you have described for the globe website icon. I will be looking at that and will have an update to fix that very soon. Thanks for pointing it out.

    The written by feature is written by the theme developer and I know of now what that I could disable it as there is no standard way to implement it. Although most themes have a way to disable it.

    I do have being able to order the social icons on my short list of things to include in a future version. I am currently trying to figure out the best way to implement this. In the meantime you could disable the built in email icon and create one in the Custom Link section, which would make it appear behind all the built in icons.

    I will keep this as not resolved until I finish fixing the global icon issue. and will post here after I have uploaded the fix.

    Please let me know if this info helps you fix the other things you pointed out.

    Nick

  3. Nick Powers
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The Website icon issue has been resolved with Version 2.2 (just uploaded).

  4. mcowtan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nick. You rock. Globe bug confirmed resoloved on v 2.2. Appreciate your dedication and focus. Cheers Mark.

  5. mcowtan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nick, Finally got to implement the width changes. On two different sites, using the Edit HTML for Social Author Bio. Absolutely great.
    Pre 2.0 to 2.3 has shown some great improvement, keep up the good work.

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