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[resolved] Newbie co-author template tag hand-holding needed (7 posts)

  1. Sheila
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've successfully setup this plug-in and have multiple authors assigned to the same post. When I click their name I get a correct list of all their posts including those they are co-authors of. So far so good.

    Here's a link to a page with two authors assigned to it (site under development).

    I see in "Other Notes" there's template tags to make it so I can display multiple authors under the title. I'm a graphic designer not a coder so I'm a little lost. I use the Headway Themes framework which allows me to do easy hooks as well as custom php. But I don't know how to translate the info on the Notes page to work within my framework. I've posted for help there but I thought someone here but be better able to assist.

    ALSO... Once I get that sorted... will this plug-in also display both authors' boxes at the end of the post? My author's box uses custom code from the instructions here. I suppose I'll have to figure out how to change that code to do that.

    If you're available for hire to deal with this little things, please contact me



  2. Sheila
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry...can't edit my post. But that author's box code is from this post:

    That other link is how I'm listing all my contributors on a page.

  3. Sheila
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Got some help on my framework forum. I was able to add this to the after title easy hook and I now have both authors displaying under the title!

    Written on <?php the_date(); ?> by <?php return coauthors_posts_links() ?>

    Baby steps for me. Now to figure out how to get both authors to show up in the bio boxes after the post.

  4. mpanty
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for creating this thread, hoffmangraphics!! I too was desperately trying to get the multiple authors to display under the title (and my homepage). Your comments here are what lead me to find the answer! :)

    If this helps other people, here's what I did.

    I'm using the graphene theme for my website here:

    I went into wp-content/themes/graphene, found the loop.php file, and searched for "by " to find the relevant line of code. I then modified this line:

    _e('by','graphene'); echo ' <span class="fn nickname">'; the_author_posts_link(); echo '</span>';


    _e('by','graphene'); echo ' <span class="fn nickname">'; if(function_exists('coauthors_posts_links')) coauthors_posts_links(); else the_author_posts_link(); echo '</span>';

    Now works like a charm! :D Not only are multiple authors displayed, but if I de-activate the plug-in, the original single author template is restored.


  5. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Glad you folks were able to figure this out :) Let us know if we can help with anything else

  6. Sheila
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This site finally launched a week ago. Thought I'd post the final url for anyone finding this later as the dev link in the OP won't be there much longer. http://www.writingitreal.com. Authors are all listed on the Contributors page under Community. And the articles are all listed in the Library which is the posts.

  7. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Awesome, congrats!

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