Authors Widget

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Authors Widget shows the list of the authors, with the number of posts, link to RSS feed next to their name. It is useful in a multi-author blog, where you want to have the list in the sidemenu.

Installation

  1. Download the latest version
  2. Upload `authors.php` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Go to ‘Appearance’ or ‘Presentation’ or ‘Design’ menu
  5. Go to ‘Widgets’ menu
  6. Drag & Drop the Authors Widget to the place you would like to display the authors’ list
  7. Optionally change the title

Screenshots

  • This is how the sidemenu will look:
  • Drag & Drop the widget to it’s place and change the title:

144 thoughts on “Authors Widget”

  1. I can’t seem to get the exclude option to work. I’m adding a comma separated list of user ids but the users still show in the widget. Is there anything I’m missing?

  2. hello gavriel,

    thank you for the excellent widget.
    is it possible to show only users with the user role= frontend vendor and who has post at the category download ?

    how i change the limit from 99 to show all?

    thanks for help.

  3. Great plugin.

    But it would be nice if the current author could be highlighted in an easy way.

    The core widget for displaying a category menu does help with the class current-cat for the active category.

    1. Good idea, I’ll see if it’s easy to add, though there are pages that don’t belong to a specific author.

  4. Hi Gavriel,

    I noticed recently that—no matter what I insert in the “exclude”-field—I cannot get rid of authors in the widget. I tried the ID, the username and the full name in or without double quotes. I always cleared my browser-cache after changes, but nothing happens. I’m using version 2.4.1, any suggestions on your side? And…

    …many thanks for developing this plugin!

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