By default, WordPress only allows you to add one author to each post. The Multiple Authors add-on allows you to add as many authors you want.
The Multiple authors add-on allows you to add the authors, and also it enables you to display their information. With this add-on, you can show the authors’ names, images and bios.
Finally, you can create Guest Authors who appear just like regular authors … only they don’t need their own WordPress account.
Add Multiple Authors to your content
With the Multiple Authors add-on and PublishPress, you can set multiple authors for each post and display their information in your site.
When you write a post, you’ll see a box in the right sidebar. Here you can choose from all the users on your site, and assign them as authors.
When the post goes live, you’ll be able to see the author’s avatar, together with a link to their profile.
Display the Author information
Instead of manually editing your template files, the Multiple Authors add-on gives you several different options to display the authors’ box:
- Replacing the default author display
- At the bottom of your content
- In a widget
- Via a shortcode
- Using filters and actions in your template files
Add Guest Authors
PublishPress helps you avoid the need to create a new WordPress account for every author.
Using the Multiple Authors add-on, you can create Guest Authors who don’t need an account on your site. PublishPress will treat Guest Authors identically to Authors who are linked users. You will be able to select and display Guest Authors in exactly the same way as for mapped users.