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Co-Authors Plus

Assign multiple bylines to posts, pages, and custom post types via a search-as-you-type input box

33 reviews
Average Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Little to no documentation that makes integrating this system extremely painful
By , for WP 4.4.1

I inherited a website that uses this plugin, and the lack of documentation makes it extremely painful to integrate. Outputting something simple like a user avatar makes you loop and output through an email, and the only way to find that out is to google other people's struggle. Most plugins that are extensive like this, should have good documentation on use. This plugin has one page referring to three functions and then tells you to look through the php file.

Needs more attention
By , for WP 4.3.1

Works great. The only downside is that it's not more popular. This type of functionality should be built-in to the WP core and not a plugin. See https://github.com/Automattic/Co-Authors-Plus for the most updated version.

Poor
By ,

Abysmal. Taken over a site where this is used and it has caused a major legacy issue that I can't find a simple way to repair (and the solution even has to involve disabling the plugin, albeit temporarily, in order to get back to the default author box in post>edit that the plugin overwrites).

Any author added without an account is placed in the plugin's own db. This doesn't interact properly with wordpress or author plugins. Where a post has an author that doesn't have a user account (is a 'Guest Author') wordpress thinks the author is whoever physically posted the post and displays this on pages where it lists posts (i.e. Category pages). Where themes or a plugin displays an author box, this is again read as the account that physically posted the post not the author that is assigned to it via this plugin.

So it seems I now have to manually correct years of errors caused by this plugins bad behaviour.

Clashed with Peter's Post Notes plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

Both are essential to me. I'm using multisite.

No longer maintained?
By , for WP 4.3

It appears this plug-in is no longer maintained or supported. There are a lot of open threads, and no responses for a long time.

The guest author bios do not work, multiple authors in authorboxes stopped working with 4.0.

Is there an alternative?

Wonderful, streamlined implementation
By , for WP 4.2.2

This thing plugged in really nicely and took very little work thanks to all of the handy template functions they provide.

Author assignment is really simple for my client.

It does require a bit of adjustment to your code. But they really couldn't have made this any easier.

Thanks!

it works!
By , for WP 4.2.2

thanks for your time & plugin, very easy to use. :))

nice job
By , for WP 4.2.2

does the work and more

Works Beautifully!
By , for WP 4.1

I still haven't figure how to make it work. It doesn't show the guest images nor does it show the bio. If I include a random email what it does it that shows other profile.

Works Great
By , for WP 4.1

Fantastic plugin. We have a college textbook site where there are sometimes a dozen authors per book. I love the ability to arrange which authors are listed first.

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