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  • Would be (moderately) easy to create a Page template for this. Interested? I’ll see what I can cobble together…

    What would be nice is to be able to design individual pages for each author so I could, for example, add a flickr badge and other individual snippett unique to the user.

    Karb, you can do that to some degree by using/modifying an author.php template with your theme; WordPress (1.5+) will use it when an author posts query occurs. The individual, non-WordPress bits of information for each author would require some custom PHP though.

    Thanks for that Kafkaesqui,

    At present I have been adding xhtml to the user profile but that is not ideal.

    Do you have any pointers on custom PHP or is that something I would need to get a freelancer to do?

    Thanks a lot

    Keeping the additional information in the user’s profile (with or without the use of “non-ideal” embedded HTML) simplifies to a degree what is needed for coding to retrieve it. There are examples on the forums on how to pull up author profile data either from the database or from a query var when on an author post page.

    If you do go with an author.php, just keep in mind it’s intended for displaying author posts. A good way to go about creating one is to duplicate a theme’s index.php, and add any elements for presenting the profile data.

    OK thanks for that 🙂

    I saw your post and that works fine. Its a shame that we can’t have x number of author.php for each author so I can layout unique features of each author.

    Thanks for the help anyway:)

    Oh, I would be *very* interested in getting something together for that, Kafkaesqui. How would I go about putting something like that together? I’ve got a multi-author blog that I would love to have an About page with all the authors on it with their user_description so they get edit their own profile. I suppose the images will have to be uploaded manually, but maybe named as nickname.jpg so that it will be automatically called up.

    Any progress on this? If not, I’ll probably start working on it.

    Oops, my fault. Just completely forgot. Here’s a working version of the authors Page template:

    http://guff.szub.net/source/page-authors.php

    Several points to highlight:

    1. This is a Page template, meaning it’s to be assigned through Edit > Pages to a WordPress Page. It is not intended as a modification to the author.php theme template. Just in case somebody doesn’t get it.

    2. I’ve commented all through the file, so most of what’s going on should be understandable through my notes. There are a few components you may need to configure (especially the author image stuff), so look through it first and make what changes you need to, especially for formatting and layout.

    3. Just about everything should degrade gracefully. For example if the AIM screen name is blank, this line is not displayed, and if there’s no author image, this is passed up.

    Oops. I had the file extention variable ($file_ext) for the author image set to ‘png’, when in comments I note it’s ‘jpg’. Corrected.

    Edit: well i figured how to install this as a new page, but it seems that I can just view my own profile now… how exactly do I use this to link to other user’s profiles?

    Ideally, I’d like to replace the links when you click a user’s name in the comments to point to their profile page, not their website.

    Kafka, where do you upload the template to? I tried uploading it to my themes-default directory, then created a new page using the allauthors template, but when I viewed it, it didn’t show any author default information.

    Working fine for me, is there a way to seperate a page for each users, if there is please explain as simply as you can.

    Also, the website field seems to auto fill in the http:// part… leaving a blank link sort of thing even if they didn’t fill in that form…

    Working fine for me, is there a way to seperate a page for each users, if there is please explain as simply as you can.

    Also, the website field seems to auto fill in the http:// part… leaving a blank link sort of thing even if they didn’t fill in that form…

    …. also… If I only fill in the msn filed in my profile and leave the others blank.. it displays MSN ID: (blank space) however if I change aim id to something, anything then it displays proplery.. I’m no coder so just tried to see if anything was different in the 2 sections of code “msn id and aim id” they seem exactly the same except for the identifying tag for msn, aim etc.. so I don’t know what the problem is, I even switched around the order of these sections to see if it had something to do with the first or last code being ignored because of the other… still nothing, any hlep would be appreciated.

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