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How to check if a user (not current user) is logged in?

I need to display the online status (online/offline) for each author page (custom author page template). is_user_logged_in() only applies to the current user and I can't find a relevant approach ...
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WordPress Internal @ Mentions

I'm looking for a way to link to author pages within one WordPress install simply by putting the @ symbol in front of a person's username in a post.... just like on twitter. Example: If the username ...
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Override default url for author pages?

So the default url to display a list of posts by a particular author looks like this: http://domain.com/author/{username} I am wondering how to change the 'author' in that url to something else? I ...
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Display Random Author with Details in Sidebar

PHP newbie here, recently decided to have a stab at cobbling together a kooky little 'Random Author Spotlight' feature into my current WordPress theme. I'm almost done, but I've hit something of a ...
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Extend WordPress search to include user search

There is many a WordPress plugin out there that enhances WordPress search but I have yet to find a plugin that will add user search. Search Everything used to have the functionality but was removed ...
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How can HTML be allowed in Author Bio?

Is there a way to prevent WP from stripping the HTML from the author bio? I need it to keep my paragraphs. Thanks in advance! :) Edit - Although this question has been answered, I will clarify that ...
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Select subscriber as author of post in admin panel?

I want to be able to select a subscriber an author of a post in the admin so it displays their name as having written the post, but I do not want to give them any additional privileges (if they login ...
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How can I publish a post with two or more authors?

A friend and I have a Wordpress blog and we want to be able to publish a post with more than one author. How can I do this?
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Help to condense/optimize some working code

WordPress by default shows ALL posts to users who are Authors. I wanted Authors to only be able to see their own posts so I came up with the following code which works well. Any suggestions to ...
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the_author_posts_link() for authors of custom post types

I have both regular blog posts and a custom post type in a blog. The page template shows the author posts link. If you click on that link for an author that has authored some posts, that page ...
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Display posts with author in the url with custom post types

I'm having a really difficult time with this. I have a multi-user gallery site. Each author has his own page that lists the author's posts (this is a custom post type). I have made it so that the ...
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Display a registered user profile page

I have a website where users can register, login and their edit profile, they can comment but not post. What I am looking for is a way to display a user profile page (where I display the gravatar and ...
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How to show list of posts by author and category?

Let three categories and their IDs: cat1 = 1 (parent) cat2 = 2 (child of cat1, parent of cat3) cat3 = 3 (child of cat2) Let each category has 3 posts, they are: post1, post2, post3. And each posts ...
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Wordpress: How to get the current logged in author page URL?

Is there a way to display, via a PHP function, the author posts link (myblog.com/author/jason) of the current logged in user ? In fact, I would like to display, for every logged in user, a "My ...
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Prevent Authors from viewing each others Posts

I am setting up a site where there will be multiple users as Author, the owner doesn't want the authors to be able to view each others posts, since there are some meta fields with information he'd ...
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If Else Gravatar Author Picture

Ok so i have added a custom field inside of the WordPress edit profile field where a contributor and above can add a custom image if they do not use gravatar. Now i am trying to write a if else ...
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How to let contributors to create a new revision(draft) editing their published posts

I'm using a custom post type to let contributors have a personal page on the site. Any time a user registers to my site a script creates a custom type post that has the registering user as author. To ...
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Author page: Comments and Ratings?

I have a mult-author site where the author page gets high traffic. People want to know more about them. I have modified the author page to show more info, some custom fields, etc. but what I'd ...
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2answers
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How to get a buddypress user profile link and a certain user profile field for the current post author?

I want to replace get_author_link() and get_the_author_meta($feld) with something equivalent to point to the author of the current post Buddypress user profile page and retrieve a specific profile ...
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What's a good way to put authors into groups

I have 7 companies contributing to one blog, and each company has 3 authors. I'd like to show all posts by all authors of one company. Is that possible?
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Can I set a default dashboard layout for all users?

I'm creating a multi-author blog, and have recently added the "Dashboard Notepads" plugin. This allows me to add 1 to 3 dashboard widgets which I can write custom notes in, like news or notices. Is ...
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How to add editor's name to entry meta byline?

I have one multi-authored blog site and a few editors. What I want is to display the name of the editor along with the author's name in a post, so that it would read like: Posted by , Edited by Is ...
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How to add author details in the post sidebar?

I would like to add author details in the sidebar instead of bottom of the post? Can anyone tell me how to do that? As of now i'm using like this in the loop <?php $curauthor = ...
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Echo author ID in author.php

This is probably a super simple question. But how do I echo the ID of a user on author.php? I've tried the_author_meta('ID') But it didn't seem to want to work. I want to echo it at the end of a ...
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Change author permalink

The original urls for users look like /author/login/ Is it possible to replace login by user's id? In my dream urls should become to /users/34/ (34 is user id). Thanks.
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1answer
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Possible to search by author name with default WordPress search function?

I realize improving WordPress's search function is a huge can of worms, but the ONLY additional thing I need it to do is to show results when I search for an author's name. For example, if we have an ...
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Restrict the Number of Posts an Author can Publish (over time)?

I'm thinking maybe limit the number of posts a user can make in a given period of time. (Say a user can only publish 1 post per 5 minutes?) Is there such a plugin?
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the_author() returns empty string

I have created a page template for the front page of a site I am building using WordPress. I am displaying the 3 latest posts on this page and all works fine except for the display of the author of ...
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How to set up sub-categories for author pages?

I am setting up Wordpress for a school. They want to enable teachers to have their own section of the site where they can create posts in different categories (assignments, events, etc). I know that ...
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How to modify author base slug with groups and slug to use nice_nickname?

After reading the following suggestions from Jan Fabry regarding URL rewrite and the author slug I took the challenge in combining both solution in one. Change author base slug for different roles ...
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2answers
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How to develop a community feature in the dashboard for multiauthor site

I run a Wordpress site that has more than 300 authors. Is it possible to create some type of community in the backend (dashboard)? Ideally, a space where the authors can discuss with each other in a ...
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How to get Author ID outside the loop

I can't get the post author ID outside the loop to make the get_the_author_meta work. So far I've tried different approaches: 1. $author_id=$post->post_author; 2. global $post; ...
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1answer
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Including post_type = 'wiki' in author archives

For a user with wiki-update permission only, I want to list their wiki articles in the author archive page. Currently, it comes back with "NOT FOUND Apologies, but ...". I am using the Twenty-ten ...
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Woocommerce: assign an “author” to a product

I'm developing my first theme for woocommerce. I need to be able to have "authors" (really "designers") assigned to woocommerce products. Is that feasible? I was thinking of using the wordpress ...
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1answer
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How to get post author name by its ID inside a function?

i'm trying to get the author name using the "the_author_meta" function. After doing that I need to pass the value inside an array and return that with "json_encode". Let me show: $autor_id = ...
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Change the Author Slug from Username to Nickname

Hi to the community, is it possible to change the default username slug to nickname if is available? By default the url is something like: http://domain.tld/author/(admin) , is it possible to ...
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Display all comments or recent comments per user on author page

I have author pages for each author and I want to see all of their comments (or all of their recent comments) if I click on their nickname. How can I do this? I tried the beneath code, but that does ...
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Different permalink for posts and authors

I tried to avoid ask this question, because I think that must be simple, but after long hours trying to get an answer I cant achieve it. I am trying to get a permalink structure like this: ...
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Search by word, category, tag, author

I want to make a search page, offering search functionalities by: 1) word 2) tag 3) category 4) author Can you recommend any technique, any guideline as per how to tackle this?
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1answer
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Find most recent authors

What I'm looking to do it get the 16 latest posts from 16 different authors. In other words there would be the 16 latest posts, but no one single author would have more that 1 post on the page. The ...
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Front-end login: Redirect user to the post they had created

Is is possible to redirect a user on front end login to a post that they have created? I have the form below on the front end which works great to log people in but doesn't quite achieve what I want. ...
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1answer
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Let user edit his own comment

can I allow user to edit his own comment (without, username, url, or mail) on front-end. For example simple form on custom worpdress page with his comment and submit button. Thank you all in advance! ...
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Comment Author Name In Reply Form

I have enabled comment replies in my blog. Lets say there is a comment Nick has written... when I'm gonna reply, I want to display a message "Replying to Nick" in the reply's form header. Anyone knows ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to prevent author change when editor/administrator edits a post?

As an administrator when I change or edit a post of an author (for example add a category through quick edit) the author of the post changes. We do not want this to happen. Is there a way to prevent ...
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How To Remove The Author(s) From Certain Posts

There are certain posts on the website I'm developing, that don't need the author(s) by-line. (such as press releases) Is there any method, that allows me to remove the author (and co-authors) for ...
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1answer
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Adding more pages to author pages

At the moment I have the following code for changing the author_base slug. /** ADD REWRITE RULES **/ function change_author_permalinks() { global $wp_rewrite; $wp_rewrite->author_base = ...
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How to hide/redirect the author page

I have a website where I let people subscribe. I would like to only show the author page for actual authors who have written a post. I wrote this code that checks for post the problem is I can't use a ...
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Is it possible to set/override default the_author_posts_link to login name?

the_author_posts_link is so handy. But is there now way in WordPress to set/edit the default display name for all new authors? (I know you can manually edit per author). I'd like it to be user_login, ...
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How to control template resolution if both Author and Category filter in place?

The following url resolves to the category template: http://localhost/author/myusername/?category_name=somecategory I have a category-somecategory.php template and just a generic author.php template. ...
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Add rewrite endpoint to author page + pagination

I want to add a new endpoint to the author page, so that the URL looks like this: http://example.com/writer/username/articles So far, I have: Changed the author base Added a rewrite rule Setup ...