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  • I’m trying to figure out how to build an Author Page that will show all Author Profiles (simple profile, not full profile) on one page, one on top of the other. All I need in each profile is the Author’s avatar, name and basic blurb, maybe some links to social media.
    Here’s the hard part: I need the page to show the Authors based on who posted most recently. As such, the Author at the top of the page would have just posted something; the Author below him/her was the person who most recently posted a blog entry before that. So on and so forth.
    However, the blogs they are writing need to show up only on the blog page.
    So, in total, I want the Author to post a blog to the blog page, and then end up being the top Author posted on the Author page. The top author will only change when someone else posts to the blog page.
    If you can’t tell me how to do this, please at least point me in the right direction.
    Please also know that I have been searching the forums for a while, and the internet, but I have not come across any usable information yet.
    Here is a link to the page I downloaded my theme from. (My site is not yet online so I can’t provide a link to it). My blog will look like this page. I want the Author page laid out the same way, but to function as I have mentioned above.
    Thanks for any help in advance.

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Esmi – Thank you for your speedy reply.
    I look forward to Code Poet.
    Unfortunately, hiring for my needs is not an option at this time.
    Thanks again.

    Moderator bcworkz


    If you can’t afford a pro, don’t ask for one 😉 You could roll your own. What you are seeking is not that difficult for anyone willing to take the time to learn. Your author page template would query the database to get an array of post author IDs sorted by post chronology.

    Then you process the array so that it only contains unique IDs. Then just loop thru the array and display the info you want for each ID in the array.

    Have fun!

    Moderator bcworkz


    Sorry, not awake. Don’t need to process arrays for uniqueness, just SELECT DISTINCT post_author as part of the query.

    bcworkz – I am a successful developer, but I work primarily with Flash and JavaScript. Php, along with WordPress is not yet my strong suit. I can afford to pay for someone to help me, but if I do, I will not learn the same as if I build it myself with help occasionally, which is why I said hiring is not an option, not that I can’t afford to do so.
    I appreciate your comments, though I don’t understand how to do any of what you stated. When you mention that its not too difficult if I am willing to take the time to learn, well, I have spent hours researching this, as well as watching tutorials on the basic functions of WordPress, learning about “The Loop” and several other hours of instruction as they apply to WordPress and Dreamweaver, which is my authoring tool.
    If the answer were easy to find and understand, I would not have posted on this forum, and when I requested a WordPress Pro, I was hoping I would attract the attention of someone who is like me and willing to share a knowledge base with someone simply because I am able to do so, not for monetary gain.
    Thank you once again for your attempt to answer my question, though. While I understand how the function works for what I am looking for, the actual coding of it is what is hindering me.
    Thanks, and have a great day.

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