A83 Dynamic Author Home Page

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Author Home Page

The video explains a Design Proposal


Author Home Page Design Proposal




Proposal: Author Home Page

We will have a box with Our top authors below the categories boxes. They can be rounded or no.


Author Home Page with old Menu

The new menu becomes a home page pane.
Posts, archives and author pages use the old menu.


First solution

Please doc the Backend. Is it a plugin, hopefully?

It is a widget, part of PicCat Widget

Order of the authors by first name.

Change to last name.

–> Done on european. Must be distributed, if it is OK.

The issue is that we have many users without last name.

–> move First Name into Last Name

HomePage Widget


Additional Requirements:

The author content tools have the following options:

  • We can exclude authors that have empty first or last name (two checkboxes)
  • Do not show authors with less than X posts in the widget for selection
  • The other options are not only valid for Author Posts Widget but not for Author Picture on Home Page.



Use the option from Author Content Widget


Author Home Settings: Final Implementation

We introduce a new plugin with the options above. It is currently on Syndication installed.

The plugin is called Author Content Widget .

The widget can be also used on the home page.


Plugin: pa-author-content-tools-gui

PA Author Content Tools GUI


Author pic problem with image src

Wrong behaviour: Author pic used
Expected behaviour: Featured image / First image in post is used.


There were a bug in the Author Home Page widget and does not take the right picture. The plugin does not found the picture due to small/capital letters and shows the author picture (default one).


The bug is fixed and it is deployed on all blogs.


Author Home Page Missing Image
A43 Author Home Page Missing Image

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see also Pictured Category Tiles




See more for A8x Author Plugins Advanced