Hi — This is perfect for what I need, except . . . Can I set up a profile for the byline-only person that would show in the author archives? My posts and archives show the author avatar, name and bio. I need that to be consistent with my user authors.
The plugin was designed actually to get around that sort of thing for one-off authors who you wouldn’t actually publish again (or so infrequent as to not want to fool w/ a bio page).
I recommend for what you’re saying to actually just create an account for them on your site and just make the password and email address something fake so you can assign them as the author when you’re publishing.