This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Weighted Random Authors

Description

This widget selects a limited list of random post authors, weighted towards authors with more published posts.
Give all of your post authors a chance to be featured in the sidebar, while encouraging more posting and
rewarding authors who post most frequently.

Easily configure numer of authors (or list all), widget title, display of post count, and display of author
gravatar.

Coming soon

  1. Call output by function (no widget support required).
  2. More display configuration options.

Installation

  1. Install easily with the WordPress plugin control panel or manually download the plugin and upload the extracted
    folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add the “Weighted Random Authors” widget by going to the “Widgets” menu under appearance.

Contributors & Developers

“Weighted Random Authors” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

1.0.1 – Fix author links.

1.0.2 – Better weighting algorithm.

1.1 – Expand / collapse list feature

1.1.1 – Fix hardcoded table name