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Signature Block (5 posts)

  1. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there a way to add a signature block to each user's posts (similar to the way allowed on many Bulletin Board systems)?

  2. haochi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Depends on the number of you have, you can
    #1: store the signatures in database (or in a file, whatever) suitable for >20 users, or
    #2: hard code the signatures in the code (<20 users)

    #1 is preferred, users can change the signature any time (if you let them) but #2 is easier to implement.

  3. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    if you're not using the "biographical info" field in the author's user profile for anything... this might be a good way to use it.

    Actually, a lot of technical blogs provide a blurb at the end of long posts about what the author has been doing lately and their cumulative experience. It's sort of a self-plug, in case you fall in love with them while reading about their take on DRM or file system fragmentation.

    It's the perfect field for a signature.

    ...

    Ivovic has a mail-order doctorate in procrastination and is currently enjoying tenure at his local pub. In his ample spare time he writes guides about how to avoid doing stuff, which ironically keeps him quite busy.

  4. haochi
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Kudos to Ivovic for remembering the "feature" that pretty much nobody uses. *sigh*
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_author_description

    example usage: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Google/?p=1035 (at least it looks like they are using it)

  5. dcroe05
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Actually I was planning on using the "about the author" and the_author_description to accomplish this but I I thought you couldn't use html in the field. Is there a way to use HTML?

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