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yContributors

Description

yContributors creates a one-step author or contributors archive page that enables you to show any number of recent posts by each author, along with profile information pulled from each user’s wordpress user profile. This plugin shows all your members, either in table or descending form, with a jQuery searchable autocomplete-style (type and find) way to get to members. Options include excluding certain members, showing latest posts and author statistics. Also, works with User Photos Plugin (unrelated to this) to display profile photos.

For more information visit http://social-ink.net or http://www.social-ink.net/blog/ycontributors-wordpress-plugin-for-author-archives-and-contributor-index-with-photos-and-excerpts

Please note, as with every plugin or theme modification, you should do a backup of your files beforehand. Although we’ve tested this across many installs, we are not responsible for anything it does to your system and do not guarantee support.

Screenshots

  • yContributors output after a quick search.
  • yContributors options page.

Installation

  1. Upload ‘ycontributors’ directory to your ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the yContributors plugin through the ‘Plugins’ page in WordPress
  3. Set it up with your settings.
  4. Add a new page or post to your wordpress and type in the [ycontributors] shortcode wherever you want the member index to appear, or use in your template files.

FAQ

How do I get the photo and rich text in description?

Remember, [for now] yContributors doesn’t do anything to your profiles, it just displays them in a cool way to the outer world. We like two great WP plugins that work with yContributors, User Photo (https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/user-photo/) and Rich Text Biography (https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/rich-text-biography/) that should help you.

Can I change how things look?

Certainly. CSS is your best friend. everything is id’d and class’d.

There’s a weird discrepancy between the search results and the rows of users that show

That’s because you haven’t excluded users with 0 posts. Go to the back end and make sure to check the boxes next to the names of anyone with 0 posts.

Spacing issues

See above question on 0 posts, but also you’ll probably need to style it. I purposefully left it sparsely styled so you can use your stylesheet. Try the table format to see if it works better for you, or please be in touch with us for customization.

The “see all posts by x” page is all screwed up

Remember that to style an individual author’s post list, you must code your own wp template called authors.php.

Contributors & Developers

“yContributors” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

0.5

  • First version released.