Tag: WordPress Authors

New and Improved Shortcodes in PublishPress Authors

New Shortcodes Authors

We're starting a major set of improvements to the PublishPress Authors plugin. The goal of these upgrades is to add some key new features:

  • More customizable author pages.
  • The ability to display all of your authors on one screen.
  • Better support for the WordPress REST API.
  • More design and layout options for profiles.
  • Categories for Authors, so you can group them into “Writers”, “Photographers”, “Researchers” and other groups.

The first step is to improve the shortcodes in PublishPress Authors. These changes will form the foundation of several more of these upgrades.

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How to Include Authors in WordPress Search Results

Authors Search

Here at PublishPress, we focus on helping publishers succeed with WordPress. Many of those publishers spend much time to find and showcase awesome authors for their content.

However, we've regularly heard from publishers who have run into a problem: WordPress authors don't appear in search results. This makes it hard to find content written by specific authors.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to understand and solve this WordPress search problem.

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How to Create an Inbox for WordPress Authors

Inbox Authors

This week, we talked with a PublishPress customer who has a busy site with many posts from different authors. They wanted to create an “inbox” effect, where the WordPress “Posts” screen is like a personal email inbox for each author.

In the image below, you can see posts from multiple different authors. This can be confusing for users. Our customer wanted to avoid that situation. They wanted to create an inbox where your authors can only see their own posts.

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WordPress Authors and Comments on Their Posts

Comments Authors

We had a question this week from a PublishPress customer who wanted to understand the relationship between authors and their WordPress posts. They wanted to know if authors could see – or perhaps even manage – comments on other people's posts.

This tutorial is a guide to understanding the control that users have over comments on posts they have written. You can also follow this link if you want a guide to moderating comments in WordPress.

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Show Author Content from All WordPress Post Types

Show Post Types Author 1

On a normal WordPress site, every author automatically gets their own page. So, if my username is “steve”, I'll have my own URL which will look like /author/steve/. This contains all the Posts I've written on the site.

A good example of this can be found on the popular WPTavern.com blog. One of the main authors is called “Sarah” and you'll find her content at /author/sarah/.

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How to Show or Hide Other Users’ Posts in WordPress

Show Hide Posts

By default, WordPress users in the admin area can see all the Posts on the site, regardless of whether they are the author.

This is not a problem for many sites. After all, most Posts on most sites are publicly available – there's no need to hide them.

However, in some situations, site owners don't want authors to see the Posts that other users are working on. For example, one PublishPress customer wanted to create a private inbox for WordPress users.

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How to Create Private Journals in WordPress

Private Journals

One PublishPress user wrote to us and asked about this situation: “I would like every user to get a place where they can enter their own journal entries that no one else can see.”

This it is possible to set up private journals with the PublishPress plugins, and I'll explain how in this post.

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How to Add Authors to WooCommerce Products

Authors Woocommerce

By default, WooCommerce products don't show the default “Authors” feature in WordPress.

The WooCommerce developers made this choice for a good reason. Posts, Pages and other content normally need an “author”. However, eCommerce products might have a “Vendor” or “Manufacturer”, but not often an “author”.

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Use Author Data to Automatically Create WordPress Tags

Authors Tags 1

This week, one PublishPress customer was in a situation where they needed to create Tags based on the Authors of a post.

The goal was that when someone writes a post, their name was automatically added as a Tag.

Once this was done, the customer could use the Tags to trigger other functionality. For example, they could use PublishPress notifications to send an email for any post that has the Tag for specific authors.

We wrote some code that automatically adds Author details as Tags. You can pull any information from your Author profiles and use that to create Tags.

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