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separate author page (6 posts)

  1. takk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I know there are a billion threads about this. I've read them all - at least most of them - but I still I can't figure out how to do this.
    What I want is an "about page" that displays the profiles of every author (on the same page). Something that would look like this:
    http://www.coldclimategardening.com/contributors-beta/

    Is there an easy way to achieve this?
    I would love you forever if you could help me. I've been trying to do this for days but so far no luck.

    I know I could create a static page, but I'd like the page to be updated dynamically whenever an author updates their profile.

    I installed the get author profil plugin but I don't know what to do with it once it's installed.

  2. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There is a new article on the WordPress Codex that should be able to take you through the process step by step of creating custom author templates at http://codex.wordpress.org/Author_Templates

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I also put together a custom Page template that lists author profiles, etc:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/34752#post-223767

    It'll update automatically when an author edits their profile page.

  4. takk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks to the both of you!
    The first solution works but it's not quite what I want. I'd like to have all the profiles on the same page.

    Kafkaesqui, I assume I have to install a plugin such as phpexec so I can run php scripts. Right?
    The problem is I get an error message
    Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in /home/blog/wp-content/plugins/phpexec.php(61) : eval()'d code on line 60"

    And I have absolutely no idea of how to fix it. Hence, I don't even know if your script works.

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    "Kafkaesqui, I assume I have to install a plugin such as phpexec so I can run php scripts."

    Nope. It's designed as a Page template, and all you'd need do is save the source to a file within your current theme (say "authors.php"), create a Page (say "Authors") without any content, and assign the Page template to it. You may need to do a bit of editing to the template to get it to match whatever theme you use (as it's based on the default (Kubrick)).

    Go here for more info on Page templates:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Page_Templates

  6. takk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Once again thank you. I'm so stupid.
    It works and you are my hero!

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