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with multiple admins, can each admin have their own page for posts? (6 posts)

  1. willcoq
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm currently setting up a WordPress site that will have 3 different contributors. Whenever one of these contributors makes a post, I want it to appear on the front page, like WordPress normally operates. However, I'd also like to have 3 pages on the navigation menu, each page being the name of the contributor. I want to be able to click on a name and only see the posts by that contributor. Is this possible?

  2. theotherlebowski
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    the easiest way to do that would be to create a category for each author and a more general category and then when each author creates a post they add it to the category that matches their name and the general category (so it shows on the front page) and then when someone clicks on the authors name in the category list it will take them to an archive list of that authors work.

    hope that makes sense!

  3. willcoq
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah I see where you're coming from. I'll look into this...

  4. theotherlebowski
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    coolbeans. seems to be the most straight ahead solution.

  5. willcoq
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just checked this out, and although what you suggest is one method to do this, it doesn't allow me separate "Categories" from "Contributors."

    Let me explain a little better. Here's an example of what I'm trying to do. The site is called Kansans. It features editorials from three people from Kansas - Bill, Mark, and Rachel. Bill's column is called Benches, Mark's is called Musings, and Rachel's is called Riled Up.

    On the nav menu at the top, I want there to be Home, Benches, Musings, Riled Up, About, and Contact.

    When people click Benches, I want them to see everything Bill has submitted, with the ability to have his own tag cloud, categories, etc.

    So I'm kind of suggesting three blogs within a WordPress blog. Am I asking for too much?

  6. theotherlebowski
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you can create a menu for the top of your theme and mix 'n' match your pages and categories so you could have:

    Home
    Benches (category)
    Musings (category)
    Riled Up (category)
    About (page)
    Contact (page)

    and when author bill writes his posts he only adds them to the benches category (and a more general category if you want all posts to list on the front page) and so on with the other authors.

    in their posts and pages they can select themselves from a post/page author drop down (it might need to be made visible by going to screen options in the top right of the screen and checking the author box).

    as for the tag cloud, check out this widget.

    :D

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