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:

151 thoughts on “Authors Widget”

  1. The widget is no longer hiding the authors I have told it too? How can I fix this? Currently I am using userid, and I also tried user number, but with no luck.

  2. I’m having trouble getting rid of the “admin” user from the authors list. I’ve added “admin” to the exclude list in the widget, and I’ve got “hide empty” checked, but admin is still listed.

    Now, I can understand why the “hide empty” might not work–there are posts under the “admin” account on other parts of the site. It’s annoying that the widget doesn’t only pull the current category, ‘cos if you do click it, it returns empty since there are no “blog” category posts under that name. But that’s another issue, I reckon.

    But the “exclude” functionality is simply broken for me. It doesn’t work when adding “admin” to the exclude list, and I’ve tested a couple of numeric author IDs, and those authors continue to show up.

    Any direction you can offer would be most appreciated!

    1. 1. theoretically by checking the “Exclude admin” checkbox should do it. If not, then please tell me the userID of your admin user.
      2. in the “Exclude” list try adding “admin” (with the double quotes) or whatever is your admin user’s username.
      3. if that doesn’t work either, then try to add “1” to “Exclude” (or whatever is the userID of admin)

  3. You say to include or exclue, use the author number or user I.D. Where are those numbers hiding? If I were to use the number of their placement in the list of authors on my users page, every time I added one the number would change, and I don’t know where to find an I.S. number so I’m totally confused as to what to use.

  4. Hi Gavriel,
    Your widget sorting by alphabetical order… But I would like to sort by author id number…
    Would you tell me how can I do that please…

    Regards…

    Ugur Onur

    1. Lewis, your blog does redirect from the author pages to the home page. I don’t know why, but the urls displayed by the authors widget look ok. Maybe you should check the theme you use. Try the themes that come with wordpress, there you should see the authors’ pages.

  5. Hey, how does the Include and Exclude work? Everything I try to put in either field knows all of the authors off.

    Thanks a ton!

  6. Hi there,
    I would like to add a bio per author (I have made a page per bio). Please have a look at my site to see what I mean… Is this possible?
    Thanks,
    Jan

  7. Hello, I think there’s a bug in the widget settings…um, widget: the option for ‘Hide Empty’ appears to be missing, though the code for $hide_empty seems to be in place throughout the rest of the code.

    Thanks!
    Peekay

  8. sorry if this has been answered already, but is there a tweak in the code that will allow for this to be two columns? like, if i have 8 authors, can the widget be two columns of 4 authors?

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