Author Archive Page
Hi guys. First off I took a leap of faith and installed this on WP3.5 on a responsive theme with custom post types and as far as I can see it works perfectly (tested on Chrome, IE and iPad). Any reason why it doesn’t say 3.5 compatible in the repository?
My question really relates to author archive pages. I’d love for the bio to appear on these pages also – maybe even an extended more detailed bio with the ‘snippet’ appearing in the author box on posts – it would save me having to create custom author templates. Any way this could be considered? (I will be multi-author when I get round to it).
I took a look at fanciest author box but can’t see that covers it either.
Thanks for reminding us of WordPress compatibility; we’ll change that.
Regarding author archive pages – Archive pages don’t have authors, they’re archives.
Fanciest Author Box can be manually inserted on archive pages, using a template tag and inserting it before posts in your Author Archive template.
You can take a look at template tag usage here:
Author archive pages do have authors. (The page displays the articles by a certain author.) We’re looking for the exact same type of functionality that Paul suggested.
The code in an Author Archive page already knows which author is being selected, otherwise it would not be able to query the right posts.
The plugin only adds author box to single posts and pages. We do not plan to change that.
The only way for a plugin to add author box to posts in author archive pages would be to attempt (success would depend on how theme handles its author archives) to add the author box to each post in the archives. That would hardly make sense since it would be the same author box for each post.
Adding an author box before the first post automatically is something a plugin can’t do, that’s how WordPress templating works.
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