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Co-Authors Plus

Assign multiple bylines to posts, pages, and custom post types via a search-as-you-type input box

19 reviews
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2 stars
Making my site loading very slow
By , for WP 3.8.3

Can someone please help me? I have this plugin installed and i have around 10 friends posting for me and getting around 300,000-500,000 views per days. But it's making my site loading very slow. When i have Co-Authors Plus off it's loading the site super fast but when it's on it's loading it verrrry slooooow.
And also DreamHost said it's Co-Authors Plus causing that.
Can someone help me with that?

5 stars
By , for WP 3.8.1


5 stars
Great plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

Works perfectly, and having the ability to add guest authors is a great addition to the plugin

5 stars
Extremely Useful and Works without a Hitch
By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin is perfect! Not only does it give the function of multiple authors it adds a new user role, 'guest author', which allows me to list an author without giving them login credentials. Wonderful!

5 stars
Great Plugin!
By , for WP 3.8

Great Plugin, guest author could be optional, but can be easily remove pe a filter. Thanks!

5 stars
page with multiple author
By , for WP 3.6

i have site with multiple authors on page, but the archive of page is not showing on admin not unless i reshuffle the authors, looks like the database is not refreshing once author is added.

5 stars
Couldn't do without it
By , for WP 3.6

Turned out to be an essential plugin for my site and has worked great, especially with the Guest Author option. (My site's an academic one, where people have, say, co-authored papers but don't care to register with the site itself.)

Only the smallest caveat: anecdotally and via the Plugin Performance Profiler, Co-Authors Plus apparently uses the most memory of my plugins. So the same advice we all get when we have too many plugins and a fair amount of content...consider caching.

5 stars
Great for serious users
By , for WP 3.6

Works perfectly as long as you aren't afraid to dive into php and theme files.

1 star
I was hoping this was the answer to my multiple authors
By , for WP 3.5.1

It is a nice idea but I can't get it to work with the Twenty Eleven Version 1.5 theme. It appears that if you want it to work with Twenty Eleven, there is a lot of code you need to rewrite somewhere (file not identified since the documentation refers to lines in the single.php file that may have been in an earlier version of the Twenty Eleven theme but are now nowhere to be found) and in the function.php file.

The documentation says it works without having to create dummy author profiles in your account but it depends on having the ability to have guest author profiles in WordPress.com, which you can't do unless you pay thousands of dollars for the WordPress AVI service in order to get the Guest Author Profile tool. Plus I don't see how those profiles can be ported over to a WordPress.org blog.

I did try reading several forum threads about it and tried some of their code but I usually ended up with an entirely blank page or the first author's name repeated such as "...by Author-1-First Name Author-1-FirstName and Author-1-First Name". Author-2 is not included.

Author boxes only show up when there is a single author. Nothing shows up if there are two authors.

I spent a lot of time trying to figure it out but ended up very frustrated. It needs more work to give it user friendly settings and to work with modern themes.

5 stars
Great to Work With
By , for WP 3.5.1

Needs to customized the functionality of this plugin slightly and found the code very easy to navigate and extend.

I really like the personal comments through the methods.

Works great and as expected!

Thank you very much for making your plugin extendable!

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