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  1. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is where support happens, please report bugs, problems, ideas for evolution and help translate the plugin.

    Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-author/

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just a couple points...plugin is spelled wrong in your description.

    Also where you use this link http://wordpress.org/support/topic/325398?replies=1 you should replace that with http://wordpress.org/tags/post-author?forum_id=10#postform so that any new subject started will get the appropriate tag and forum.

    Good Luck.

  3. robb.schiller
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Awesome! Exactly what I was looking for to add on to a multi-author site.

    Works really well!

    The one thing I would like to see it able to do is link the authors name to their profile on the specific site. I also use a theme my profile plugin and want to have the link from the authors name pull to their profile on the site!

    Thanks for the great work.

  4. electricfan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I hope I'm in the right place for help. I have a main site called
    http://www.portablephotostoragedevices.com I have added a niche site called http://www.spodechristmasdishes.com The plugins I am trying to load into "spode" are all loading into "portable". I hope this is a simple thing I'm missing. I have FTP and understand how it works as far as my being new and still learning. I appreciate anyones time and help~~SARA

  5. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Robb,

    I also use a theme my profile plugin and want to have the link from the authors name pull to their profile on the site!

    I'm unsure of what you mean exactly but I'd like to help. So you're using the plugin called "Theme My Profile" by Jeff Farthing?

    How is the link you're asking for different from the default link by WordPress that you can activate in the settings page?

  6. robb.schiller
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Tzav,

    Yes that is the plugin i am using, sorry for not being clear with that!

    With the box "Add link to author page" checked under the options menu, the link of the authors name pulls me to a view of all the posts by the author in the category view. I was wondering if it could pull to the profile view of the author.

    This might be tricky however because i'm still working on a user list to see the multiple authors on the blog. As of right now a author exists by their-self in the blog.

    ---

    apart from that I am running into a problem with 2.8.5 and 0.2

    I am getting this error message in the author drop down box in the add new post view as an author

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function post_author_meta_box() in /home/robbie/domains/beinghumanproject.org/public_html/wp-content/plugins/post-author/post_author.php on line 127

    Not sure what's going on...

    Thanks man!

  7. yasinakgun
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks for this plug in, working exceptionally

  8. eatenbybears
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I just installed the plugin and the author name doesn't show up in the posts. It's weird, it shows up when previewing a post from within WP but not on the regular site. BUT, it does appear in the archive version of the post.

    Archive version:http://thedeskset.org/?p=879

    main version: http://thedeskset.org/

    Any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Bernie

  9. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @yasinakgun: glad you like it!

    @eatenbybears: it seems that the plugin IS working on your site, but maybe your theme is getting in the way somehow? I went to your links but couldn't understand what you're pointing to, as I did not see anything author-related. Also, I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "regular site" VS. "archive"... there is only one display of the post, and any post can be found in an archive list. Still it's only one display of the post in the end.

    @Robb: a new release coming out today with a few bug fixes for what you describe and more. I also looked into the plugin "Theme my profile" you're talking about and it seems to me that this is incompatible with a multi-author website.

    What we can do is open up the field for the link so you can put whatever you want in it. In the case of the "Them my profile" plugin, you'd put the permalink to your profile page (default is 'profile') or anything else.

    It will be included in today's release.

    David.

  10. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay after some trial and error, the 0.3 version is online and should work! Sorry again, I am no computer tech and I got messed up with how the repository works.

    Please report if anything is not working perfect. Cheers!
    David.

  11. danielgula
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I got the same error when editing pages in author box. The edit page got messed and I got to disable the plugin to edit!

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function post_author_meta_box() in /home/robbie/domains/beinghumanproject.org/public_html/wp-content/plugins/post-author/post_author.php on line 152

    Can you fix it?

    Also I suhhest you put the author name that made the last revision!

    thx

  12. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Daniel,

    what version of WP and Post Author are you using ? I haven't had time to test it under WP 2.9 but from all tests (including WP team test) version 0.3 works well with all recent WP releases including 2.8.4, 2.8.5 and 2.8.6.

    My suggestion : disable it, uninstall it and DO remove the files on your server. Then reinstall version 0.3 from the repository. Your settings will not be deleted, don't worry. And tell me if you still have the problem.

    As for the revision date and author, I'll check into that. I didn't know that WordPress saved the name of the person who revised a post. If I can sort it out I'll make it into the next version.

    David.

  13. rabideau
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The plugin seems to kill Tiny MCE editor on Pages in version 2.9.1

  14. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Rabideau,

    I have just released a new version for WP 2.9+, as version 0.3 was only for WP2.7/2.8.

    So far, we have tested the application successfully on WP 2.7.1 and 2.9.1 and had no problem whatsoever with rich text editors.

    Hope you got it working. Report if you have any problem.

    Yo, David.

  15. bgreathouse
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Great widget! Thanks for providing it. I'm using it for a site where a number of people leave memories of family member who was killed in action and would like to list the full name of the person rather than the username.

    First, is this possible? And second, if it is, can you direct me to the code changes that need to be made?

    The site is at: http://www.rememberingjosie.com

    Thanks!

  16. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,

    sure you can display the author's real name, take a look at my new FAQ here and you should be all set!

    Good luck,
    David.

  17. gustavo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    this plugin is perfect to me! thanks!

    is there a way to move the plugin div above the content?

  18. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Gus,

    There might be, although I am not an expert. So I'll try to make this option into the coming release. I'll post here and tag a new version as this is done.

    Cheers,
    David.

  19. gustavo
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ok, thanks for the answer
    i'll be waiting the new version

    cheers

  20. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,
    the new release, v 0.5, now gives you the option of placing the AUTHOR div at the top, just below the post title.

    David

  21. pisanu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello,
    the 0.5 version doubled posted all of my blog posts for some reason. The 0.4 version worked fine on my blog. Should I go back to using the 0.4 version? Thanks.

  22. not2bug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    the 0.5 version doubled posted all of my blog posts for some reason.

    In post_author.php,
    Line 115: $content_org = $content;
    Line 170: $content = $content_org.$content;

    I commented out line 170, and the doubling's gone.

  23. not2bug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "regular site" VS. "archive"

    I have a similar issue. I'm pretty sure eatenbybears means author info is only appearing when you click "Read the rest of this entry" to see the post by itself (archive aka http://{hostname}/?p=123).

    But on the main page ( http://{hostname}/ ), which lists several truncated posts, no author is shown. This difference is especially apparent with version 0.5 attempting to put that at the top of posts.

  24. not2bug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oops, I think I have a proper fix for both my above posts.

    Regarding doubling:
    Immediately after this:
    - Line 115: $content_org = $content;
    Insert this:
    - Line 115.5: $content = "";
    No need to comment 170.

    Regarding the main vs single post difference:
    Change Line 119:
    - ... || (is_single() && ...
    To this:
    - ... || ((is_single() || is_home()) && ...

  25. not2bug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Incidentally, there's a harmless typo at the end, according to the wordpress plugin documentation...

    add_action('the_content', 'add_author_to_post', 20);
    Should be:
    add_filter('the_content', 'add_author_to_post', 20);
    The other add_action() lines are fine.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Filter_Reference

  26. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Pisanu and Not2bug,

    I'm releasing a patch right now. The bug seems to appear when there is a "hide" exception for a post or page, because we couldn't reproduce the problem in other situations. New version 0.51 handles this bugs.

    Thank you for letting us know.
    David.

  27. David Shabtai
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @ not2bug

    let me know if there is still the 2ble posting bug with version 0.51.

    For --> posting author info on listing (archive) pages (instead of in addition to single post/page), the plugin wasn't intended to display author info within a list of multiple posts, so as not to surcharge the page with information.

    Is it something you would like as an option, that is to add the author div within listings (forcing "at the top" on listing)?

    If so, would it be interesting to have a different organization (different or less data than on the specific post page)?

    Lastly for the add_action/add_filter report, I'll look into it quickly and implement.

    Thanks for your feedback! Cheers.

  28. not2bug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The bug seems to appear when there is a "hide" exception for a post or page

    I wasn't using exceptions, though those would also trigger it. Your IF line that checks for page/post isn't returning true for the main page (aka home). Hence, author info isn't being shown there.

    See my "is_home()" fix above.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags

    The duplication bug in 0.5 was because the line that cleared $content was inside that page/post block (only coincidentally in the $author_exception != 'on' check). And the lines that concatenated $content_org and $content (which was identical text) always ran, everywhere, duplicating everywhere there wasn't detected as a page/post. The only place it wasn't duplicated was when reading a single page or post.

    In 0.51, moving the concatenation inside the IF ensures the plugin only messes with content it recognizes, so no more collateral duplication.

    But 0.51 <u>still isn't showing author info on the main page.</u>

    From the docs:

    is_home() : When the main blog page is being displayed. This is the page which is showing the time based blog content of your site, so if you've set a static Page for the Front Page (see below), then this will only be true on the Page which you set as the "Posts page" in Administration - Settings - Reading.

    In other words, it's the area of a blog where you see several posts in reverse order (most recent at the top), and their content is truncated by MORE tags. It's the area most readers initially see before clicking on a title or a "Read the rest" link to jump to a single post.

    PS The add_filter() typo is in 0.51 too.

  29. not2bug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh, sorry tzavdesign, I missed your post above mine.

    I'm on a multi-user blog, and I use your plugin so I don't have to edit the template (which didn't identify authors). Info at the top isn't obtrusive if I keep it brief with a small font at the top.

    <span style='font-size: x-small'>Written by: ExampleName</span>

    Previously, I used your plugin as a footer, was better than nothing.

     
    Written by: ExampleName

  30. not2bug
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you add an option that "forces 'at the top' on listing" be sure to strip off any leading mixture of <br ?/?> tags, spaces, and  . I used such things to add padding to my footer, for example.

    On second thought, a better approach would be to have a separately configurable div that appears in lists.

    But to make room for that in the admin interface, you'd probably need to combine all that you currently have into a single field with a regex/parser to swap out keywords.

    Written by: {author} on {pubdate}, Last revised by: {revauthor} on {revdate}.

    Sort of like a time format with YYYY-MM-DD having letters substituted into a string of arbitrary separators.
    http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime

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