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Feature Request: About the Author on the Main Page (5 posts)

  1. victorsouza
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello there!
    I was wandering if I can place the About The Author Widget on the main page of my blog. Currently, one needs to select a post or page to see it.
    There is some tweaking that I could do to make this happen?


  2. Dan
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    It currently isn't possible to add the plugin to the homepage. The author information is pulled from the individual WordPress posts and pages, so it won't work on the home, category or archive pages.

    I might be able to add an option to display the site admin on pages with no author, but that would require some significant development so I wouldn't be able to get to it for a while.

  3. victorsouza
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I see...

    That would solve my problem and I would be very happy if you did that!
    But in my case, as I'm the only author in the blog, I was trying to tweak the plugin that all author requests goest directly to my userId hardcoded, so the plugin wouldn't need to be in a post to get the ID. And then, I could just make it display in all pages. But I don't have any experience with WordPress plugins, neither PHP.
    Well, I guess that I'll just let it that way, it isn't that bad.
    But thanks for the reply!

  4. Daiv Mowbray
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I wanted the same so I just removed || is_home() from line 58 of the ataa-widget.php file
    since the home page is a page and it does have an author, it works fine for me.

  5. rmcfrazier
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Daiv, I made the change you did and I also have the author widget on my "home" page.

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