Linkify Authors

Description

The plugin provides a widget called “Linkify Authors” as well as a template tag, c2c_linkify_authors(), which allow you to easily specify authors to list and how to list them. Authors are specified by either ID or slug. See other parts of the documentation for example usage and capabilities.

Links: Plugin Homepage | Plugin Directory Page | GitHub | Author Homepage

Template Tags

The plugin provides one template tag for use in your theme templates, functions.php, or plugins.

Functions

  • <?php c2c_linkify_authors( $authors, $before = '', $after = '', $between = ', ', $before_last = '', $none = '' ) ?>
    Displays links to each of any number of authors specified via author IDs/slugs

Arguments

  • $authors
    A single author ID/slug, or multiple author IDs/slugs defined via an array, or multiple authors IDs/slugs defined via a comma-separated and/or space-separated string

  • $before
    (optional) To appear before the entire author listing (if authors exist or if ‘none’ setting is specified)

  • $after
    (optional) To appear after the entire author listing (if authors exist or if ‘none’ setting is specified)

  • $between
    (optional) To appear between authors

  • $before_last
    (optional) To appear between the second-to-last and last element, if not specified, ‘between’ value is used

  • $none
    (optional) To appear when no posts have been found. If blank, then the entire function doesn’t display anything

Examples

  • These are all valid calls:

  • <?php c2c_linkify_authors("3 9"); ?>

Outputs something like:

<a href="https://example.com/archives/author/admin">Scott</a>, <a href="https://example.com/archives/author/billm">Bill</a>
  • Assume that you have a custom field with a key of “Related Authors” that happens to have a value of “3, 9” defined (and you’re in-the-loop).

Outputs something like:

Related authors: <a href="https://example.com/archives/author/admin">Scott</a>, <a href="https://example.com/archives/author/billm">Bill</a>
  • <ul><?php c2c_linkify_authors("3, 9", "<li>", "</li>", "</li><li>"); ?></ul>

Outputs something like:

<ul><li><a href="https://example.com/archives/author/admin">Scott</a></li>
<li><a href="https://example.com/archives/author/billm">Bill</a></li></ul>
  • <?php c2c_linkify_authors(""); // Assume you passed an empty string as the first value ?>

Displays nothing.

  • <?php c2c_linkify_authors("", "", "", "", "", "No related authors."); // Assume you passed an empty string as the first value ?>

Outputs:

No related authors.<h3>Hooks</h3>

The plugin exposes one action for hooking.

c2c_linkify_authors (action)

The ‘c2c_linkify_authors’ hook allows you to use an alternative approach to safely invoke c2c_linkify_authors() in such a way that if the plugin were to be deactivated or deleted, then your calls to the function won’t cause errors in your site.

Arguments:

  • same as for c2c_linkify_authors()

مثال:

Instead of:

<?php c2c_linkify_authors( '19, 28', 'Authors: ' ); ?>

Do:

<?php do_action( 'c2c_linkify_authors', '19, 28', 'Authors: ' ); ?>

Screenshots

  • The plugin's widget configuration.

Installation

  1. Install via the built-in WordPress plugin installer. Or download and unzip linkify-authors.zip inside the plugins directory for your site (typically wp-content/plugins/)
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ admin menu in WordPress
  3. Use the provided widget or the c2c_linkify_authors() template tag in one of your templates (be sure to pass it at least the first argument indicating what author IDs and/or slugs to linkify — the argument can be an array, a space-separate list, or a comma-separated list). Other optional arguments are available to customize the output.
  4. Optional: Use the “Linkify Authors” widget in one of the sidebars provided by your theme.

FAQ

What happens if I tell it to list something that I have mistyped, haven’t created yet, or have deleted?

If a given ID/slug doesn’t match up with an existing author then that item is ignored without error.

How do I get items to appear as a list (using HTML tags)?

Whether you use the template tag or the widget, specify the following information for the appropriate fields/arguments:

Before text: <ul><li> (or <ol><li>)
After text: </li></ul> (or </li></ol>)
Between authors: </li><li>

Does this plugin include unit tests?

Yes.

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Contributors & Developers

“Linkify Authors” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

2.2.5 (2020-08-15)

  • New: Add TODO.md and move existing TODO list from top of main plugin file into it
  • Change: Restructure unit test file structure
    • New: *Create new subdirectory phpunit/ to house all files related to unit testing
    • Change: *Move bin/ to phpunit/bin/
    • Change: *Move tests/bootstrap.php to phpunit/
    • Change: *Move tests/ to phpunit/tests/
    • Change: *Rename phpunit.xml to phpunit.xml.dist per best practices
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 5.5+

2.2.4 (2020-05-05)

  • Change: Use HTTPS for link to WP SVN repository in bin script for configuring unit tests
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 5.4+
  • Change: Update links to coffee2code.com to be HTTPS
  • Change: Update examples in documentation to use a proper example URL

2.2.3 (2019-11-25)

  • New: Add CHANGELOG.md and move all but most recent changelog entries into it
  • New: Add optional step to installation instructions to note availability of the widget
  • Change: Update unit test install script and bootstrap to use latest WP unit test repo
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 5.3+
  • Change: Add link to plugin’s page in Plugin Directory to README.md
  • Change: Update copyright date (2020)
  • Change: Split paragraph in README.md’s “Support” section into two

Full changelog is available in CHANGELOG.md.