This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Favorite Authors


Favorite Authors allows you to add all of your favorite authors on your account.
Simply add <?php fav_authors_link(); ?> on your template files to display Favorite button and use [favorite-authors-list] shortcode on page or post to show favorited author list.

Please email me for any comments or questions



  • Favorite button
  • Favorited author
  • Show all favorited authors


  1. Upload favorite-authors folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php fav_authors_link(); ?> on your template files where you want to display Favorite button
  4. Place [favorite-authors-list] in your page/post to display list of favorited author list


How to use?

Add this PHP snippet where you want to display Favorite author button <?php fav_authors_link(); ?>

How to show faorited authors on a page?

Use [favorite-authors-list] on your page or post to display list of favorited authors.

How to change number of authors displayed

By default, it shows 20 authors per page. Change $limit = 20; on fav_authors_pagi() and fav_authors_get_list() in favorite-authors.php file.


Nice plugin!

This is a pretty cool author follow plugin! I have some suggestion functions to improve this app in future:
– Function to show Posts list from Favorited’s Authors (a shortcode to show post’s list on page)
– Function to show “Who has Favorited Me?” (for registered author)
– Function to “Count Author Favorited” (How many Other User favorite me?) to sort the “Top Favorited Author”.

Thanks for a useful plugin. Keep it in simple and slightly code!

Read all 3 reviews

Contributors & Developers

“Favorite Authors” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Translate “Favorite Authors” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Initial release


  • Favorited author number added


  • Replaced get_currentuserinfo() with wp_get_current_user() for WordPress 4.5