Authors in a Tabbed Slider (4 posts)

  1. phantasmix
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What I'd like to achieve is this:

    1) Place each author's name in a slider tab, wrapped in <span class="rsTmb">First and Last names go here</span>

    2) Then, wrapped in <div> </div>, is the content:

    • author's avatar
    • custom field named "author_status"
    • author's latest post title
    • latest post excerpt
    • latest post meta

    That's ideal, but author_status and post meta are optional.

    Thanks to @MichaelH I got a lot of it to work with this code:

    Everything that is in bold above is working.

    The problems are:

    • 3 author names show up in separate tabs just fine, but then the rest of them are bunched together on a 4th tab
    • still need to show custom field for the author ('author_status' assigned using a custom field on the Author page)
    • authors are listed in alphabetical order. I'd like to sort them by latest post, that is - whoever wrote the latest post should be first, then the guy before him etc.

    Thank you in advance!

  2. phantasmix
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Post meta was obviously easy enough to add using the standard code. 2 issues remaining:

    1) Author name wrapping stil only works up to 3 tabs, the 4th one has everything grouped together;

    2) Need to add custom field to the array.

  3. phantasmix
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, I figured out that one author with 0 posts was messing up the tabs.
    I need to add IF statement, that is "if post exists". Any assistance much appreciated!

    To-Do list update:

    1) Add custom field to the array;

    2) Sort authors by latest post, not alphabetically.

  4. phantasmix
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Got the Author Custom Field to show up using this:

    <?php the_author_meta( 'author_status', $user->ID ); ?>

    Placed where in the repeatable content area. Just change 'author_status' to the name of your Author custom field.


    Sort authors by last post. I think right now they're sorted by Author ID, definitely not alphabetically, I was wrong.

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