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  • Resolved aesamattki


    I’d really like to be able to have a sidebar section along with the “categories” and “meta” sections and everything that displays the names of all the authors with posts and when you click the name it shows all the posts by that author. Would that be extremely hard? How should I go about doing this? Thanks

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  • Try author avatars. Its a plugin. You have to register users with a site called gravatar first. The author image will then show up on the right hand side bar when using the author avatar plugin. You can click on the authors face (name will show up in alt tag) and filter for that author. Good Luck!

    What you’re looking for is the wp_list_authors function. For example I have in my sidebar:

    <?php wp_list_authors('show_fullname=1&optioncount=0&exclude_admin=0'); ?>

    This shows the author full name as the link, does not show the number of posts, and includes the admin (me).

    Haecceity! THANK YOU SO MUCH! That’s EXACTLY what I wanted. Thank you!!!!!!!!

    You’re very welcome. Now all I have to do is find out how to keep a long (45 and growing) list of authors manageable.

    I was thinking about that myself and was considering finding out how to have a “more…” link under the first nine or ten which takes you to a page with the complete list, possibly with little mini bios under each name.

    You might want to look into the author avatars plugin, aesamattki. Avatars offer a more compact way of displaying a large number of authors.

    Would it be possible to use a drop down menu to display a long list of authors as in archives or category lists?


    I came across your comment about having the author list as a drop down so I’ve added it as a feature to the KNR Author List Widget v1.7.

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