Sunray Author Manager

Description

Sunray Author Manager is a versatile plugin for writers, allowing them to highlight their work in multiple formats.

The plugin can display covers of an author’s publications in a responsive carousel slider. The plugin can also display an author’s sorted bibliography.

There are many configurable options, including slider image size, slider speed, sorting by title and date, ascending and descending, and sorting of reprints.

All of the options are also accessible via simple shortcodes to include in your WordPress themes.

Screenshots

  • An example of the cover carousel slider.
  • The cover carousel slider with the third item hovered over.
  • The bibliography, with reprints sorted.
  • A single story page.
  • The settings page.
  • The story edit page, showing publication details.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/sunray-author-manager directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Author Manager->Settings screen to configure the plugin
  4. Add your Stories via Author Manager->Stories->Add A Story
  5. Add one or more shortcodes to your WordPress posts and pages

FAQ

Is this plugin responsive?

Yes, the plugin is responsive.

Where do I put all the rave reviews of my stories?

Add them in the story post content using the WordPress editor. They will appear under the story details.

What are the shortcodes and their options?

[sam_slider]

Use the above shortcode where you want the carousel slider of covers to appear. The full options are:

orderby=”title|date”

Order covers by title or date.

order=”asc|desc”

Order ascending or descending.

Full example:

[sam_slider orderby=”title” order=”asc”]

This will display the cover carousel slider ordered by title and sorted ascending.

[sam_biblio]

Use the above shortcode where you want the bibliography to appear. The full options are:

orderby=”title|date”

Order bibliography by title or date.

order=”asc|desc”

Order ascending or descending.

sort_reprints=”1|0″

Whether or not to group reprints under the original story as a sub item, or list them at the top level.

Full example:

[sam_biblio orderby=”date” order=”desc” sort_reprints=”1″]

This will display the full bibliography, sorted by date, showing the newest first. Reprints will be listed under the original publication as sub-items.

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

Changelog

0.9.1

  • Fix reprint sorting bug

0.9

  • First release.