Individual Multisite Author

Description

When running WordPress Multisites to maintain various top level domains or a multilingual version of your site you might probably run into the problem of having the same author description / biography on each of them.

This is unfortunate not only on multilingual sites.

Long story short, this plugin enables you to enter the author biography for each user on a per blog basis.

You don’t have to do anything, but to install and activate the plugin and to enter the author bio into through the dashboard(s) of your site(s).

Please visit the github repository on https://github.com/webzunft/multisite-individual-author if you want to contribute, post a specific feature request or bug report.

Some things site admins and developers might want to know:

  • the plugin only works when multisite support is enabled, but wouldn’t harm a normal blog when activated (is just not doing anything there)
  • the biography is saved using a custom profile field for each blog with the pattern ‘ima_description_BLOGID’, e.g. img_description_3
  • the filter get_the_author_description is used to load the “right” description; this is used by the_author_meta() and get_the_author_meta() functions

Installation

  1. Upload the folder individual-multisite-author to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the IMA through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

You will now see an additional field for the author description when you visit the author profile.
This field is individual for each blog, so make sure you first login to the right dashboard when changing the authors bio for a specific site in your multisite environment.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the folder individual-multisite-author to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the IMA through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

You will now see an additional field for the author description when you visit the author profile.
This field is individual for each blog, so make sure you first login to the right dashboard when changing the authors bio for a specific site in your multisite environment.

Reviews

Simple and clean Plugin

Exactly what i need as i have a german and an english blog in my multisite network. I examined the plugin code and it is well written. i can recommend it!

Works Perfectly. Exactly What I Needed.

I have a personal multisite installation with numerous sites of varying content. Some require stoic professionalism in the bios, some not. Some must emphasize different aspects of the authors. For example, one is a humorous blog, one is a product documentation website.

This plugin makes it easy for all personalities to be displayed on the appropriate site.

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Contributors & Developers

“Individual Multisite Author” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2.5

  • added French translation

1.2.4

  • fixed broken textdomain reference, thanks @rwatuny

1.2.3

  • adjust coding to wordpress (extra) standard
  • fix deprecation notice for WP 3.0+ (update_usermeta)
  • minor code ‘optimisation’

1.2.2

  • fixing a bug that prevented the plugin from being loaded completely

1.2.1

  • html tags are now allowed in the bio

1.2.0

  • added textdomain
  • added German translation to test textdomain

1.1.0

(confused commit, please ignore)

1.0.2

  • input field for individual description is now bigger
  • added short description for the plugin
  • use default description if no site specific description is provided.

1.0.1

  • updated files, to fix showing the plugin on wordpress.org

1.0

  • initializing the plugin