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Linkify Authors

Author: Scott Reilly
Version: 2.3
First released: 2009-06-12
Last update: 2021-10-17
Compatibility: WP 3.3 – 5.8.1
Download: [ zip ]
Description:

Turn a string, list, or array of author IDs and/or slugs into a list of…

Extended 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

Developer Documentation

Developer documentation can be found in DEVELOPER-DOCS.md. That documentation covers the template tag and hook provided by the plugin.

As an overview, this is the template tag provided by the plugin:

  • c2c_linkify_authors() : Template tag to display links to each of any number of authors specified via author IDs/slugs. You can customize text to show before and/or after the entire listing, between each author, and what to display (if anything) when no authors are listed.

This is the hook provided by the plugin:

  • c2c_linkify_authors : Allows use of an alternative approach to safely invoke c2c_linkify_authors() in such a way that if the plugin were deactivated or deleted, then your calls to the function won’t cause errors in your site.

Find out more at the plugin’s WordPress Plugin Repository page.

Screenshots

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  1. The plugin's widget configuration.

    The plugin’s widget configuration.

Installation

  1. Install via the built-in WordPress plugin installer. Or install the plugin code 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.

Release Log

2.3 (2021-10-16)

  • Change: Remove long-deprecated function linkify_authors()
  • New: Add DEVELOPER-DOCS.md and move template tag and hooks documentation into it
  • Fix: Fix Markdown formatting for code examples in readme.txt
  • Change: Tweak installation instruction
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 5.8+
  • Unit tests:
    • Change: Restructure unit test directories
      • Change: Move phpunit/ into tests/phpunit/
      • Change: Move phpunit/bin/ into tests/
    • Change: Remove ‘test-‘ prefix from unit test file
    • Change: In bootstrap, store path to plugin file constant
    • Change: In bootstrap, add backcompat for PHPUnit pre-v6.0

2.2.6 (2021-04-26)

  • Change: Add textdomain for lone non-widget string
  • Change: Note compatibility through WP 5.7+
  • Change: Update copyright date (2021)
  • Change: Fix formatting for readme.txt changelog entry for v2.2.5
  • Change: Unit tests: Move install script into phpunit/bin/ where it was originally meant to be
  • New: Add a few more possible TODO items

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+

Copyright & Disclaimer

Copyright © 2009-2021 by Scott Reilly (aka coffee2code)

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

Discussion / Support

Have any questions, comments, or suggestions? Please provide them via the plugin’s WordPress.org support forum. I’ll do my best to reply in a timely fashion and help as best I can.

Unfortunately, I cannot provide guaranteed support, nor do I provide support via any other means.

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