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Featured People


Featured People allows you to add a list of people onto your site as contributors or editors or what have you and list them on the side of your page through a widgetin a column format. To get more details on how it all works please check out:

Once the length of the “Bio” is longer than 120 characters, the plugin finds where there is a period and cuts it off into a paragraph. It then uses the animated collapse to do a dropdown of the rest of the bio. Read More/Less is then displayed to drop down the info, and if someone doesn’t have a link for their name their name also starts the dropdown.


  • An example of the Configuration Page with notes.


Installing the Featured People plugin manually is very easy. Simply follow the steps below.

  1. Extract the package to obtain the featured-people folder
  2. Upload the featured-people folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Start Adding the people you want featured
  5. Add the widget to your sidebar!


Can I display different groups of users?

That is in the works, but currently we only have one set of people.

Contributors & Developers

“Featured People” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



  • First upload of the plugin!