PublishPress Authors Has New Author Lists and Pages

Using the PublishPress Authors plugin, you can create detailed author profiles for all the writers on your WordPress site.

PublishPress Authors 4.7 is available now and it has two great new improvements:

  1. The “Author Lists” feature allows you to create a custom display of your authors.
  2. The “Author Pages” feature enables you to replace the default author pages provided by WordPress.

Introduction to Author Lists

The Author Lists feature in the PublishPress Authors plugin allows you to show a custom display of authors.

This feature comes with a variety of different views and configuration options. You'll find this feature by going to “Authors”, and then “Author Lists” in your WordPress admin menu. You'll find two default lists.

Authors List screen

The “Author Index” view organizes your authors alphabetically. This screenshot below shows a preview of this “Author Index” view. If you click on any of the letters, you'll be able to drill down to view only the authors whose names begin with that letter.

Author Index List layout

The “Author Recent List” view allows you to show your authors, together with their most recent posts. This image below shows the “Author Recent” display. Each author has their name, profile image, and up to five recent posts.

Author Recent layout

The Author Pages feature in the PublishPress Authors plugin allows you to replace the default author pages provided by WordPress.

The WordPress core provides author pages that display the posts written by each author. These author pages will normally be located at a URL like this /author/username/. PublishPress Authors can replace the default WordPress author pages. The URLs of the pages will not change, but you can customize the pages using the settings on this screen.


Introduction to Author Pages

The Author Pages feature in the PublishPress Authors plugin allows you to replace the default author pages provided by WordPress.

The WordPress core provides author pages that display the posts written by each author. These author pages will normally be located at a URL like this /author/username/. PublishPress Authors can replace the default WordPress author pages. The URLs of the pages will not change, but you can customize the pages using the settings on this screen.

To use the “Author Pages” feature follow the steps below.

  • Go to “Authors”, then “Settings”, then “Author Pages”.
  • Check the box “Enable author pages”.
Author Pages layout
Author Pages Settings

Your author page will appear with an author box on the top of the screen and the author's posts underneath. This image below was created using the “List” option for “Author pages layout”:

List Layout
List Layout

This next image shows the “Grid” layout for the author page of the same author:

Grid Layout
Grid Layout

More on PublishPress Authors

Version 4.7 is the latest in a serious of major updates to the plugin during 2024. Here's an overview of the changes so far this year:

  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of PublishPress. He's been working with open source software for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin.

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