'Author' in the WP context can refer to two different things: the person who has written a certain post/page or the role a user has.

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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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Change the author slug from nickname to ID

I've changed the default registering option by allowing people to sign up with their e-mail addresses. They also have an option to add their firstname, lastname but it's not required. // Allow email ...
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Link to Author archive from Navigation Menus in dashboard?

I'd like to display a grid of authors on my site showing the name of the author and their avatar. The tricky part is, I'd like to be able to control this from the Menus page in the dashboard so I have ...
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Search posts by post author name

I want to search posts publish by particular author. For this purpose I added a filter in functions.php: function wpse_29570_where_filter($where){ global $wpdb; if( is_search() ) { ...
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How to let a user choose an authors and save it to the database?

I have a multi-author Wordpress site which reads different rss feeds and posts them to my page. I was wondering if it is possible to make a code that would provide an opportunity to registered user ...
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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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How to display all images “Uploaded By” an author

I have multiple users, that have the ability to upload media. When I look at the media library it shows the file information, and included at the bottom is an "Uploaded By 'username'" How can I use ...
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show author image in posts

I need to display author image along with posts. I used the following code to display posts with author image. $the_query = new WP_Query("post_type=post&paged=".get_query_var('paged')); while ( $...
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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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Get the author of the latest revision

I would like to display the author (username) of the latest revision of a post from inside the loop. I tried get_the_author(), which echoes the username and $post->post_author(), which returns the ...
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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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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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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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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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Show author archive pages for authors with no posts

I have one page for each author, but if the author doesn't have any posts I can't get its variables, because the loop is empty. The page returns empty, no avatar, no info and stuff, the whole site is ...
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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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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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wp_title() handling of author page

Why doesn't wp_title() display the author's name on an author archive as it does for a category or date archive? How can I hack this functionality? header.php calls: <title><?php wp_title ( ...
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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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More posts from the current author

On a multi author WordPress blog I need to show a list with more posts from the current author. The list is inside the Loop, so I can use <?php the_author_meta('first_name'); ?> <?php ...
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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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Limit number of posts a user can make per minute?

So I found the solution to limiting a number of posts a user can make per day but not per minute. Here's an excerpt from the code I found on http://wordpress.org/support/topic/limit-the-number-of-...
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Google Authorship on a multi-author blog?

I hav been having some difficulties getting authorship set up for a multi-author blog. Everything appears to be set up correctly, but I am wondering if having multiple rel="author" tags on the home ...
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Set a User as Author of all 'New Posts' posted

An Author 'XYZ' is need to be set as the Default author of all New Posts. Irrespective of the actual Author posting the content, the post should be saved by this author 'XYZ'. Is there a Plugin or ...
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wordpress plugin that show my reputation (points) in any stackexchange project in my wordpress blogs

I'm seeking for a plugin show my points (reputation) of Stackexchange (not Stackoverflow) in my Wordpress blogs. or other projects in stackexchange like : Superuser Security Serverfault SharePoint ...
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How to check current URL for endpoint in a template file?

What's the best way to check current url for endpoint in a template file? I have a plugin that creates endpoints in author.php... so now i'm trying to check in author.php so that only certain code is ...
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Current post's author name in the author meta tag

I am trying to add the current post's author as the content for the meta author tag. I wrapped this particular meta in an is_single condition and then tried: <meta name="author" content="<?php ...
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Authors in menu, template list post by author

Can i get a specific author in main menu and when you click on it to see all the post buy this author. Also i need to see all posts ordered by authors too in the menu. In what template should it build,...
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Show the author's count of total amount of posts assign to a custom taxonomy term

I have assigned a custom taxonomy named Highlight to posts and I have added a term to it named Featured.  Whenever I want to feature a post, I simply assign it to featured.  To each author, I want ...
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Total Word Count For Posts And Comments By One Author

How can I count words in posts + tags + comments and display the number of total words used by each author ?
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Getting author page slug from get_users() or get_userdata() functions

wp_list_authors() gives a list of author pages permalinks (site.com/author/john, site.com/author/jenny, etc). I want the same links using get_users() or get_userdata() functions instead. I need these ...
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What is the difference between user_description and description?

In the codex page for the_author_meta, the list of fields available for the function lists both user_description and description. What is the difference between the two?
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Get the excerpt for a post created by the related author

This has been bugging me for ages and can't quite get it working. I'm using the following code in my functions file to enable me to display posts created by the same author as the current single post....
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How can an author be subscribed to the posts of another author and receive notifications of the new posts?

What I'm trying to achieve is to implement a function that will enable an author, when registered and browsing the front-end, to have the option of following other authors of the site and receiving ...
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Getting a list of custom posts by author

I'm trying to have a page where a user can view all of the custom post types after they click on an author from a previous page, but I'm having no luck with anything I can find in the built-in PHP ...
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Display posts from an author using search parameters (not author template/query_posts)

Is there a way to retrieve a list of all the posts by an author using search (example: ?s&author=xxx)? I can't use query_posts or author template (don't ask why, take it as a condition). And it ...
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Custom Author Fields + Existing Taxonomy - Integrating the Two Dynamically?

I am trying to integrate both the values from an existing custom taxonomy and custom author profile fields. I would like the values to be used as the options from which an author can select when ...
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How to set author for post AND post attachments

I have multiple author accounts on one of my WordPress installs. Often I will create a post, and set the author to be a different account. However, when I upload images into that post, their ...
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Display Author role in archive or author page

I want to display author role on archive and author page outside loop I found this code on stack overflow and it works fine within the loop function get_author_role() { global $authordata; $...
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Author must complete profile info before they can publish a post?

I am creating a real estate site where user info is essential part. The author info need to display under their post so that the visitor know how to contact them. Thus, the contact info in profile ...
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Is it possible to disable certain user roles from creating tags?

As a site admin, I'd like to have control over things. I'd like to prevent my contributors and authors ( who generate content for me ) from creating new tags. I don't want that tag taxonomy to turn ...
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Is it possible to search authors by profile field?

Yeah, is there a way to add a search function that only searches through author profiles? For example, if someone is searching for authors called John Smith, is there a way to have a search form that ...
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get the username of a user in his author page

I've implemented this code inside my author.php file, in order to display the username of the author: <?php printf( "<h4>The blog of<a href='" . get_author_posts_url( get_the_author_meta( ...
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Editing the loop for Author pages

I was wondering if anyone can help me out. I am looking to remove the_content part of the loop on my author pages only. So basically, I just want a list of the author posts with only the title and ...
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how to assign more permission to wordpress author

I have installed jw player plugin so that users of my site could upload their videos. Right now, admin can only see jw player menu on the admin panel and he can only upload videos and use this plugin. ...
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Users roles, make a page belonging to multiple users

I have a website with a lot of users. They are all editor (with same custom roles). They can add page and post, and edit only their own page/post. But some users need the ability to edit some ...
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Getattachment next and previous by author only

Im trying to get the next and previous attachment by the user its currently displaying, this is what I have and it works great except it gets all of the attachments instead of just the ones from a ...
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Use author author display name in permalink structure for pages and posts

I need to add the author name as a subdirectory prefix for all user's posts and pages. For example: example.com/johndoe/ //The author page for John Doe example.com/johndoe/category/test-post/ //Test ...