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Profile Link Shortcode


Profile Link Shortcode adds a shortcode to easily display links to user profiles in your blog posts.
This comes handy, e.g., if you want to thank a user for a contribution to the post.


This plugin involves manual configuration.
In the plugin source code file, there is one configuration variable, $hh_profileLinkShortcodeURLTemplate, which contains the HTML code template for the profile links. It’s a string containing two ‘%s’, the first one gets replaced by the user’s login (user_nicename, to be precise), the second one by his/her display name.


There are two ways to install this plugin. No matter which method you choose, you have to edit the source code in this version to make it work for you. This does not hurt, see Section Configuration.

Method 1: Use the “Install Plugin” feature of WordPress.

Method 2: Manual installation.
Unzip all files to a folder in your wp-content/plugins directory, go to the plugins page in your admin panel and activate it.

To use the shortcode, add to your posts something like [profile user=’admin’].

Contributors & Developers

“Profile Link Shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 0.1 (2010-12-20)
Initial plugin version.