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Post Author

Display author, writing and editing date - fully customizable for content, excerpt, home, archive... with exceptions. Great for multi-author websites.


  • Requires WP >= 3.2


  • Bugfix : Minor update for the Author box on page edit (there could be a confusion and duplicate author box depending on view settings and WP version). This update makes sure we use the same Author box as WP on page edition (for WP 3+). And fixed the clickable label, same place.


  • Improvement : Updated the method for loading translation files.
  • Improvement : Some frontend CSS id/class declaration updates.
  • Improvement : Added Slovak translation, thanks to Branco Radenovich.
  • Improvement : Added Farsi translation, thanks to Hamed Nourhani.


  • Improvement : Added the choice of default WP author posts list or custom author profile URL to use as the link on the author's name.
  • Improvement : More customizeable options with avatar, select before/after content.
  • Improvement : Check if revision author is the same as original and avoid repetition.
  • Improvement : better integration with home, archive categories and custom loops.
  • Improvement : Added Hebrew translation, thanks to Sagive.
  • Improvement : Added Romanian translation, thanks to Luke Tyler.


  • Bug fix : Corrected double display of author box on categories with excerpts that where constructed from the content (i.e. when the excerpt field was left blank).
  • Improvement : New! Added possibility to display author avatar (gravatar) on pages / posts, with custom size and floating alignment options.
  • Improvement : Dissociated revision author and revision date. Now, you can include all of these independantly! And still automatically hiding them if the update date is the same as the initial publishing date.
  • Improvement : Added option to place author box before or after excerpts on categories.
  • Improvement : Added option to hide author box on the home, when it is a category of posts (if it is set to a static page, you can already hide the author box by checking the option while editing the page itself).
  • Improvement : Added German translation, thanks to Rian Kremer.


  • Improvement : Added option to display author on lists (home or categories).
  • Improvement : Changed add_action -> add_filter for "the_content" (WP recommendation).


  • Bug fix : double posting content when "hide author" exception on a post or a page
  • Improvement : Added option to display author before or after content.
  • Improvement : Added Belarusian translation, thanks to Marcis Gasuns.


  • Improvement : Added last revision author name, link and date, all customizable. Some tiny CSS update to accomodate new function.
  • Bug fix : for WP 2.9.0+, remove deprecated page_author_meta_box on new/edit page articles.
  • Bug fix : hide exception on posts and pages update was broken.


  • Bug fix : quotes, apostrophes... are now escaped properly in text fields.
  • Bug fix : couldn't write a new text field if text field was empty.
  • Bug fix : global $pagenow for broken admin meta box in page-new.php >2.8.4, when creating a new page.
  • Improvement : French translation
  • Improvement : new storage of plugin parameters/options. Old versions are converted to new storage format and old format is deleted automatically.


  • Bug fix : broken admin meta box in page-new.php, when creating a new page.


  • Initial release.

Requires: 3.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.17
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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