PublishPress Authors

PublishPress Authors allows you to add multiple authors and guest authors to WordPress posts

PublishPress AuthorsWordPress only allows you to add one author to each post. With the PublishPress Authors plugin, you can add many authors to one WordPress post.

You can create detailed author profiles with fields and custom layouts.

Using PublishPress Authors, you can also add Guest Authors who don’t need an account on your site.

The main features of PublishPress Authors

Add all your authors in WordPress

Add multiple authors

With PublishPress Authors, you can choose multiple authors for each post. When you write a post, you’ll see the Authors box in the right sidebar. Here you can choose from all the users on your site, and assign them as authors.

Show your author profiles

PublishPress Authors gives you multiple ways to show author profiles. You can display authors under your content, in a widget, using shortcodes and more.

Add guest authors

Using PublishPress Authors, you can create Guest Authors who don’t need an account on your site. PublishPress will treat Guest Authors identically to Authors who have WordPress accounts.

Author Pages

Author pages

PublishPress Authors allows you to showcase the work of each individual author with customizable author pages where you decide which post information is displayed. From tags, read more link, excerpt, and more.

Custom fields for author profiles

PublishPress Authors Pro enables you to create custom fields for your author profiles. You can add Text, WYSIWYG, Link, email fields and more.

Custom layouts for author profiles

PublishPress Authors Pro enables you to build custom layouts for authors. Using all your author information and custom fields, you can design beautiful layouts for your authors.

Need more features? Get Authors Pro!

If you buy Authors Pro, you'll get more features, plus fast and advanced technical support.

Authors Free

Authors Pro

Author profiles for WordPress users
Author profiles for Guest users
Show authors under your content
Show authors in a shortcode
Show authors in a widget
Choose avatars for each author
Support for custom post types
Basic fields (Name, Email, Bio)
Author pages
Custom fields for author profiles
Custom layouts for author profiles
Access control for the admin area
Remove PublishPress ads and branding
Priority, personal support

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Plugin details


This plugin has been recently acquired and updated by PublishPress and is a fantastic utility for any WordPress blogger with lots of older content. It will allow you to schedule a revision and updated publication date for older posts you want to repurpose without the post going back into draft mode! Also, the publisher is very responsive with support and welcomes feedback on the product.


This plugin is a gamechanger. To anyone who’s wanted to grow their site but has been a little uncomfortable handing over the reins completely, PublishPress is exactly what you need. With it, you can easily create a workflow spread across different roles from writers to VAs to editors. It’s already saved me a ton of time as I’ve been able to hire a VA to format posts while limiting their ability to publish. Just fantastic!


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