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HOW TO: Create A Vertical Scrolling News Ticker on WordPress With jQuery Carousel

I had to design a Vertical Scrolling news ticker for my client. Initially,  I thought it’s hard to figure it out, but thanks to a tutorial “ Create A Vertical Scrolling News Ticker With jQuery and jCarousel Lite“.  I learnt from this tutorial along with other and  modified  the code and made it into something I wanted, hope this would help you too.

First thing first, how to Including jQuery in WordPress (The Right Way)? WordPress already includes a copy of jQuery. Here is how you can load up jQuery in your theme the smart (and intended) way. Put the following code in header.php file in the <head> section:

<?php wp_enqueue_script("jquery"); ?>  <?php wp_head(); ?> 

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Other References:
How to Add JCarousel Lite to WordPress
How to Create a jQuery Carousel with WordPress

jCarousel Lite is tiny but powerful plugin and with it you can easily add/tweak/configure  News ticker part on your Website. After including jQuery Carousel into you WordPress theme, now need to create style and html code to run image gallery or News on your website. Follow these steps to  Create A Vertical Scrolling News Ticker on WordPress With jQuery Carousel.

Step 1


Create a new <div> in your style sheet, which should include container for the news ticker and style of the text and heading. As well, a very important <div> class name that must b same class name when you configure jCarousel Lite in your theme. In my case I have created “latestnews-jcarousellite”, as you can see bellow:

/* ======= Latest News ===================*/
#latest-news {
width:268px;
padding:0px 0px 8px;
float:right;
margin:0 !important;
min-height:100px;
}
#latest-news a { text-decoration:none; }
#latest-news .title {
text-align:center;
font-size:14px;
font-weight:bold;
padding:2px;
}
.latestnews-jcarousellite { width:100px; }
.latestnews-jcarousellite ul li{ list-style:none; display:block; padding-bottom:1px; margin-bottom:2px; }
.clear { clear: both; }

Step2


Create a News category and get its id number, hope you know how to get it, after creating some news post for created category, add a loop where you want to display News ticker. In my case i wanted to display it in side bare and  have added the following code in my theme sidebar:

<div id="latest-news">
<h2>Latest News </h2>
<p> Find out our latest orders, clients and customer feedback! </p>
<div id="latestnews-jcarousellite">
<ul>
<?php query_posts("showposts=5&cat=32"); $i = 1; ?>
<?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
<li> <a class="title" rel="bookmark" href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php the_title() ?></a></li>
<?php endwhile; ?>
</ul> </div>

Step 3


After adding loop’s posts  and configure the jCarousel. Under the<head> or  in sidebar.php file  add following price of script:

<script type="text/javascript">
jQuery(function() {
jQuery("#latestnews-jcarousellite").jCarouselLite({
vertical: true,
speed: 1000,
visible:5,
auto:500
});
});
</script>

Where visible number  must be equal to showposts number, <div id=”latestnews-jcarousellite”> must be same.  The “auto:500? means it will auto-scroll every 500ms. There are a lot of options read the documentation for more information and configuration.

Other References about How to Create a jQuery Carousel with Website and WordPress Posts


From the list bellow you can create image gallery from carousel on WordPress posts from a specified category.

jQuery Carousel Gallery for WordPress
Making an infinite JQuery carousel
jQuery Infinite Carousel
How to Create an Infinite Carousel with jQuery
How To: Create A Jquery Carousel With WordPress Posts
Create a Simple Infinite Carousel with jQuery
How to install and style jcarousel lite
Create A Vertical Scrolling News Ticker With jQuery and jCarousel Lite
Create A Vertical Scrolling News Ticker With jQuery and jCarousel Lite
How can I degrade from Jquery carousel to css scrolling list gracefully
How to create simple and sleek jquery carousel gallery
HTML5 jQuery slider w/ Canvas and jQuery

Pre-made Carousel Plugins


By using these plugins you can create beautiful carousel image gallery for your visitors inspiration.

Boutique carousel

A ready to use jQuery slider/carousel to present your images in a unique, smooth and customizable way. Simply link to the JavaScript and CSS files and apply it to your HTML element like other jQuery plugins. Customize the settings and CSS to match your style and purpose. Full documentation and examples included.

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jCarousel

jCarousel is a jQuery plugin for controlling a list of items in horizontal or vertical order. The items, which can be static HTML content or loaded with (or without) AJAX, can be scrolled back and forth (with or without animation) - Example.

jCarousel Lite

jCarousel Lite is a jQuery plugin that carries you on a carousel ride filled with images and HTML content. jCarousel Lite is not a replacement for jCarousel; rather it is a light-weight (only 2kb) alternative for users whose primary focus is not to build a full-blown image gallery.

Agile Carousel

Agile Carousel is a JQuery plugin that lets you create a carousel with fexible settings.
New features in Beta 2.0 include:

Here’s an example with intro slide.

jQuery Carrousel

Moodular is a jQuery plugin which allows to create carousel/slider very easily. Moodular comes from the contraction of two words : mood & modular.
Mood for many reasons, “in the mood – Glenn Miller”, …
Modular because this plugin has some modules integrated (controls & effects).
It’s modular too, cause you can create your own controls & effects to perform your personal carousel.

jQuery Infinite Carousel Plugin

jQuery carousel plugin where small image thumbnails allow users to jump over to other images.

Features:

  • Carousel never ends and images shuffle around
  • Captions are optional
  • Optional thumbnail controls which allow visitors to jump to any image in the carousel sequence
  • Thumbnails can be styled via CSS
  • It’s less than 14K
  • Reusable on multiple containers within the same page

Step Carousel Viewer

Step Carousel Viewer displays images or even rich HTML by side scrolling them left or right. Users can step to any specific panel on demand, or browse the gallery sequentially by stepping through x number of panels each time. A smooth sliding animation is used to transition between steps.

Just Another Carousel

A jQuery content carousel that works with any size content and supports mouse input. Features:

  • Works in FF3, IE7, Opera, and Safari.
  • Supports fixed-size or variable-size children
  • Supports the Meta plugin for jQuery
  • Totally CSS-based allowing for high customization
  • Degrades gracefully into an unordered list

 jQuery Carousel

Great looking plugin with various types of use.

Roundabout

Roundabout is a jQuery plugin that converts a structure of static HTML elements into a highly customizable turntable-like interactive area. (And now, not just turntables, but many shapes!)

jQuery Banner Rotator / Slideshow

This is a jQuery banner rotator plugin featuring multiple transitions. The thumbnails and buttons allow for easy navigation of your banners/ads. The banner rotator is also re-sizable and configurable through the plugin’s parameters.

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AviaSlider – jQuery Slideshow

AviaSlider is a very flexible and easy to use Image slideshow plugin for jQuery with a set of really unique transitions that were nver available before, as well as some basic transitions, so the slider will fit into every project.

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Estro – jQuery Ken Burns & swipe effect slider

This jQuery plugin uses unobstrusive javascript to transform a block of simple HTML markup into a georgous elegant slider, which can be completely customized using HTML5 data attributes. The markup is valid HTML5 and SEO optimzied, with all content always being available to search engines. When using this plugin, your page layout will be consistent even if javascript has been disabled.

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 Sexy Slider

SexySlider is a JQuery plugin that lets you easily create powerful javascript Sliders with very nice transition effects. Enhance your website by adding a unique and attractive slider!
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Examples for Inspiration


There are huge list for inspiration and I will complie it in my next post along with pre-made WordPress themes with jQuery gallery. Subscribe to wparena’s email for update:

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How to Enable Posting and Editing From the WordPress Front-End

If you are running a blog on WordPress than you should convert it into a community blog by allowing your visitors to participate on your blog. There are mainly two ways that you can use to run a social friendly blog. Firstly, Allow them to make a post or share a news on your blog from the Front end. Secondly, Allow them to vote on blog’s content.

WordPress Plugins for Front end posting and Editing

For those who are not familiar with WordPress dashboard, for guest writers, authors, WordPress have the capabilities to make a post and to edit it from front end. Lost of users find it difficult and often give up on posting. So its very necessary for those sites which heavily relay on user-generated content,  such as reviews or community news, can be a formidable challenge. I’ve complied a list of plugins that will help to virtually eliminate this problem.

Gravity Forms

This plugin allows users to automatically create a post, among many other things. When added to a form, the post fields create a post when the form is submitted. It’s great for user-submitted stories, job postings, directories, etc. and comes with professional support.

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Post From Site

This new wordpress plugin allows you to post straight from your front-end (i.e. website) – perfect for a quick update! Also useful if you have multiple users and don’t need them to see the admin side of things. It creates a link on your website which, when clicked, will bring up a simple text-box. Users can enter a post title (required), content (also required), add categories and tags (including created new ones), and upload images. Images can be placed in your post with custom tags ([!--image1--]), or all appended to the end of the post.

Front-end Editor

Front-end Editor is a plugin that lets you make changes to your contentdirectly from your site. No need to load the admin backend just to correct a typo.

Goals:

  • save as many trips to the backend as possible
  • compatible with any theme, out of the box
  • light and fast

You can edit posts, pages, custom post types, comments, widgets and manymore elements.

Quick Post Widget

This plugin provides a widget to post directly from the frontend of your site without going into the backend. The widget optionally offers visual editing while posting from the frontend, with a bunch of features (media uploading, spellchecking, preview,….)!
Guest posting can be enabled with optional captcha security. Apart from post title, content and categories, tags, custom fields, custom taxonomies, post date and excerpt can optionally be entered. You can easily add images or video-clips to your posts without using the backend of your site.

Inline Editor

Adds the capacity to edit your content from the front end of your WordPress blog using the styling of your blog.

Using the excellent and lightweight NicEdit WYSIWYG editor component to give you full control over the look.

The main advantages over editing this way over the traditional method is that you can see your content exactly how it will appear using all the styles and formatting of your WordPress template, plus it’s far more convenient this way.

One Quick Post

One Quick Post is a WordPress/BuddyPress plugin that allows you to enable frontend posting on your blog; including for non-registered users.

FE-Editor inline

The famous Front-end editor by scribu http://scribu.net is changed only by CSS to an real inline editor. After login into backoffice and going back to your front end you can edit your texts by double click as in scribu’s front-end editor. But now your editor panel is fixed above in your browser’s left corner and always present and the page looks as before but now you can write in it. Above that edit panel you find an edit button – if your template supplies the class post-edit-link for it – for going into backend making the job you can’t do with the small editor.

WP User Frontend

Some of us want something like that the subscriber/contributor will not be able to go in the wordpress backend and everything these user can control will be done from wordpress frontend.

WordPress Plugins for Voting on posts

Get vote on your post to get more exposer for social bookmarking. All you have to do is to  give your readers the ability to rate content on your site.

Simple Star Rating

The Simple Star Rating plugin for WordPress is a very simple-to-use star rating system that you can use anywhere in your blogs & pages by clicking on an additional button integrated in your content editor.

Choose the number of stars, the default value, the color and the size of your rating items within the WYSIWYG editor, through a dead easy slider-based popup. Then let your visitors rate your posts, movies, recipies and more…

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Avia Feedback Box – feature request system

The Avia Feedback Box is a feature request system for visitors and customers. They can suggest new ideas, vote on existing ones, and track your work progress.

At the beginning of each month a user/visitor get 10 votes to distribute. They can choose to use all their votes for one idea they really like, or spread them across between several ideas.

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Post Voting Plugin

Gauge the popularity of your site’s content by letting your visitors or users vote on that content. Sort of like your own personal Digg or Reddit, and it’s packed with features!

jSocial

With jSocial you can easily place social share buttons under your articles and pages on your website. This script uses the jQuery framework and works completely client side. So you can use it on static and dynamic webpages.

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How to Fix Broken links & Redirections

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According to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), broken links are very important, because search engine do not like landing pages which give 404 error page. Search engine treated them as a dead end. Just like human, search engine don’t like to waste time on broken links.
There are different online tools available to check broken, after detection you can manage those broken links manually and if you are using WordPress than there are plugins which helps you to manage error pages.

There are many broken link checks on line, here we are compiling few of them and a list of WordPress pluging to manage  broken links which make your  life easy to handle them.

What are broken links?

Broken links are like stop signs to search engine robots. They use the links on the pages of your site to follow to other pages at your site. The more pages they crawl, the more content they gather.  The more content they gather, the more valuable your site appears to them, and your ranking will be higher! (Not to mention how irritating broken links are to your visitors.)  - Broken Link checker

Online Broken Link Checkers


W3C Link Checker

This Link Checker looks for issues in links, anchors and referenced objects in a Web page, CSS style sheet, or recursively on a whole Web site. For best results, it is recommended to first ensure that the documents checked use Valid (X)HTML Markup and CSS. The Link Checker is part of the W3C’s validators and Quality Web tools.

Broken Link checker

This free online broken link checker will quickly scan your web page and verify that your hyperlinks are working appropriately.

Link tiger

LinkTiger will hunt your websites for broken links every day and notify you with rich reports.

Dead link checker

This tool isn’t for finding reciprocal links or making sure your reciprocal links partners are still linking back to you (Although I guess you could use it for that) it’s just going to make sure all the links on your web page are linking to somthing that exists.

WordPress plugin to fix broken links


Broken Link Checker

This plugin will monitor your blog looking for broken links and let you know if any are found.

Features

  • Monitors links in your posts, pages, comments, the blogroll, and custom fields (optional).
  • Detects links that don’t work, missing images and redirects.
  • Notifies you either via the Dashboard or by email.
  • Makes broken links display differently in posts (optional).
  • Prevents search engines from following broken links (optional).
  • You can search and filter links by URL, anchor text and so on.
  • Links can be edited directly from the plugin’s page, without manually updating each post.
  • Highly configurable.

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Broken links found. What next?

After getting all broken links you can redirect visitors on specific page by using following plugin.

5sec Proper 404

 

  • stop hardcoding your 404 page in 404.php
  • select any page to be used as the 404 page
  • use 5 provided shortcodes (recent, popular, similar posts; search form, Google search widget) to make better, more useful 404 pages
  • eliminate broken links and backlinks with a detailed 404 log
If you wan to check your backlinks, use Backlink CheckerWordPress plugin for that. You can get detail info about how to get help from google webmaster to handle out brokent links “How to Check and Fix Broken Links in Website Using Google Webmaster Tools

Display Pricing Tables in WordPress powered Websites + Inspiration

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For eCommerce and sports related websites, tables are the perfect solution for those who are in need of a well designed and more importantly to show pricing table with product detail, especially when you’re trying to show things on your website that should be in table format like score board. There are lots of benefits of using WordPress plugins to use in your ecommerce website, to display score board without disturbing your page layout.
Today we are compiling a list of Free and Premium WordPress pluging for displaying data and a list of Fantastic Pricing Tables for Your Inspiration.

Premium Pricing Tables for WordPress


CSS3 Pricing Tables for WordPress

This plugin enables you to integrate some awesome and modern Pure CSS3 Pricing Tables into your WordPress. No Javascript is used at all and all major browsers are supported. You can apply different styles to your pricing tables, and create them all from a very friendly and visual admin interface!

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uPricing – Pricing Table for WordPress

uPricing is a pricing table for WordPress. We have been developing it for our WordPress themes, but have decided to release it as a standalone plugin. It is a premium quality Pricing Table with a nicely polished WordPress admin.

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Premium Pricing Tables Plugin

WP Mega Tables are the perfect solution for those who are in need of a well designed and more importantly a easy to use pricing table in there wordpress themes.

Features

  • Very Flexible Pricing Tables, 1 Column, 2 Columns etc.
  • Advanced and very easy to use option panel.
  • 4 Different styles.
  • Option to select your currency
  • Option to Select on which column you want your “Best Value” tag
  • Option to Select a different style for each table
  • Ad tables with short-codes.
  • Ad tables throughout a custom panel.
  • PSD Included
  • WP 2 .9 , WP 3 .0 and WP 3 .1 ready
  • Very well documented (screencast included)

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CSS3 Web Pricing Tables Grids For WordPress

This is a pack of pure CSS3 Web Pricing Tables Grids For WordPress with 2 table styles and 20 predefined color versions including hover states.

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Free Pricing Tables for WordPress


Price Table

This plugin gives you a drag and drop interface for building price tables. It also renders those price tables using pure CSS3. They have a clean, minimal design – so they’ll fit into just about any design. Thanks Orman for the great design!

You can read more about it on SiteOrigin.

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Price Quantity Plugin

Price Quantity Plugin is provided for free by Advidco. Price Quantity plugin was developed primararly for use with Shopperpress. However this plugin will work with all WordPress themes. Simply add the short code anywhere within WordPress and set your desired prices and quantities and Price Quantity Plugin displays a very sharp looking table on the page where the short code was placed. Optionally you many also change the styles to match your WordPress theme.

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Custom Tables

With this Plugin, the Admin can very simply create an new Table in the Database. The Table can filled in manually over the WordPress Admin Menu with new entries, or he can choose the way over Excel for MultiEditing all lines and reimport the data as CSV File. The Plugin will create diffrent Shortcodes to add this Tables to the WordPress sites.

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Fantastic Pricing Tables for Inspiration


From the following examples of pricing tables / plans you will come to know how successful companies are engaging their users in their pricing plans, from simple tables.

One Hub

Squarespace

Bigcartel

Shopify

Formstack

Notable

Mailchimp

Live Stream

 Wuffo

CrazyEgg

Highrise

PulseApp

LighCMS

Cobblestone

Invoice Machine

PlanHQ

Mediatemple

 Mailer Mailer

Litmus

Sipgate

Yootheme

The Resumator

Poll Everywhere

Box

Clicktale

Usabilla

Cannybill

NewsGroupDirect

Typekit

Podcast people

Vflyer

PandaStream

Groupsite

Browser Mob

Glasscubes

Hellothemes

Varto


After inspiration, you must be interested in the following links:
Best Innovative Uses of WordPress to run Online Invoicing System
How to integrate Magento into WordPress e-Commerce site
Create Online Store with Free WordPress e-Commerce plugin
WordPress e-Commerce Theme for Furniture Store & Home Products
Creative WordPress Powered eCommerce Web Sites
Free Download Plugins and Themes From WordPress Multi Site User (WPMU)
How to Create a Membership site with WordPress
Best Magento Themes for Your Online Store

How to tweak your website images for maximum SEO

Most of the bloggers use images to improve the search engine optimization and to enhance the website content. And this is fact that photos and graphics bring more organic traffic to their site, specially if we are thinking about Google Image Search.
Today I am explaining few basic tips and tricks, which help you to optimize your images for Google, Bing, Yahoo and create more search engine exposure for your WordPress site.

The power of image search traffic

This is the great SEO opportunity to get  organic traffic from Google image search.  So, optimize the photos and graphics on your website to rank in Google Image SERPs, How to do that read a full instruction on the following link: How to Submit & Optimize WordPress Blog Post for SERPs.

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How to manipulate image sizes to speed up WordPress blog load times

Loading time of web site directly impact users and ranking position. As compare to text, images take more time to load and search engines indexed those web pages which have less load time and user spend time that give good impression to search engines. Detail

Tweaking images for better SEO


The algorithm of Google search engine for images is very unique and well maintained to index the images. So its very important that you give useful description to avail this opportunity.

Appropriate and descriptive filename

Always use a relevant and descriptive filename. Avoid to use generic filenames like Image 6.jpg or IMG0015.jpg,  because these are not giving you any benefit according to SEO.

File name photodun.jpg, which clearly helps the photo rank in Google Images when someone searches for the phrase “Photo dune”.

Always write a good alt text

Spare some time to watch this video of Matt Cutts, well explained about the alt tag is and how you should use it.

Importance of captions and titles

It is very easy for WordPress user because it will give the option to include a title and a caption when you upload images. At this time you have the option to provide descriptive information and give Google a sense of what the image is all about.

Coherent the image in context

Just like the the filename and alt text, Google also uses the content of the webpage to determine what an image is about. So try to make connection between images and content for better SERPs.

Quality of the Image

The quality of  images is very important, always try to use sharp, colorful and visually-rich images to get better rank and for Google SERPs.

Recommended eBooks and other useful Resources:

WordPress eBook: Success with WordPress

Success with WordPress is a popular WordPress eBook that covers everything from blogging with WordPress, WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS), SEO techniques, and of course how to monetize your WordPress blog with AdSense and affiliate marketing!

Get eBook Success with WordPress

Major and Secondary Search Engines and Directories to Submit Website
How to manipulate image sizes to speed up WordPress blog load times

How to Manage WordPress Users and Multiple Authors Profile

Running a multi-author web directory for articles, posts pages, or other content to your wordPress powered site, means you have different people writing on different topics or offering different perspective on the same topic. WordPress  designers and developers have extended the ability to manage the users and Authors by using specific themes and plugins. For example with ArticleDirectory  you can manage your article site with the power of WordPress and it will let your users submit articles, featured articles and do the Advanced Search and do lot more with this advanced theme but still you need to manage authors and co-authors.

And with Article Manager Module for CMS pro plugin! Article Manager is a CMS pro! premium module designed to enable you to create unique Blogs/Articles/News items.

Today we are compiling some WordPress plugins and explaining some tips and tricks for managing a multi-author web site by using WordPress.
Thesis Theme for WordPress:  Options Galore and a Helpful Support Community

How To Create An Authors Page


If your theme do not come with authors page, you have to create one for that. In this case WordPress will look for an archives.php template or an index.php template and the summary of an authors posts would be display in the same way that monthly and category archives are displaying.

In the following list of tutorials you will find how to Create a Kickass WordPress Authors Page.

How to Create a Kickass WordPress Authors Page

He has written a flexible WordPress page template that will support most themes. You can download the page template and this template lists all authors ordered by author ID. The format of a listing is author name followed by author description and gravatar which is followed by a link to recent post and finally links to social media profiles. The page template supports twitter, facebook, linkedin, digg and flickr.

How To Create An Authors Page

 explain step by step how to create and embed it into your theme. If you have multi authors blog, you will get more detail about creating a dedicated authors page for them in order to give them more exposure.

Add More Social Network Handles To Your WordPress Author Profile

The authoer’s page by default only allows you to put just enough information up. For those who utilize their authors.php page, they can add more things like your Twitter and Facebook profile to their author profile and not have to even alter the core of their site. You can even add more than that.

Creating A Simple Author Profile Page In WordPress

You want it styles somewhat similar to your other pages, but you can add the following and style it according to your own template. The code contains the gravatar, 3 different social network handles, and a simple listing of the author’s posts. You can customize it to display excerpts, display excerpts with thumbnails, full posts, and more.

Custom Portfolio Page For Your WordPress Theme

Whether you’re modifying an existing wp theme, or building a new one, this easy to follow tutorial will allow you to add the commonly used Portfolio/Gallery Page to your website. You can also use this same method to create other custom pages & custom categories (category-x.php) to display “WP Custom Post Types” in categories of your choosing.

How to add Author Bios to Single Posts

For the Multi-author sites, WordPress has built-in functionality to display Author Bios to single post, and there are some plugins to help as well. There are three thinks that we need to get to display Author Bios: Detail

How To Display Author Photo In WordPress Post and comments Using Gravatar

Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums. It is a service by Automattic, and stores “avatar” or profile, images link to an email address on its servers. Once you upload an image on Gravatar server, it will display on any site that supports Gravatar across the Internet. Gravatar is a widely supported service used by many social media sites.

Great Plugins to Manage Multi-Author Blogs Efficiently

Multi-Author Blogs are a popular trend that is spreading rapidly in the blogging industry. It is getting hard to keep up with the fresh content for one man bloggers therefore more and more blogs are now seeking for guest authors, co-authors, and multi-authors.

Tips Tricks To Manage And Handle Multi-Author Blogs

Luckily there are lots of WordPress plugins and resources out there to help owners and administrators to manage co-authors. If you are planning to turn your blog into a multi-author blog, here’s 35 Tips Tricks To Manage and Handle Multi-Author Blogs you might want to check out.

Must have Plugins if You have Multiple Authors in WordPress

Managing a Multi-Author Site


There are many tools available to assist you in managing a multi-author site, as well as making your site more interactive by adding some features, By using these tools on your site you can make more rewarding and satisfying experience not only for you and your readers, but for your authors, as well.

Tools that help authors communicate

By Communicating on a multi-author site, co-authors can share information about their articles and thoughts with each others. Use the following tools to help you manage the flow of communication between everyone involved:

WP Status Notifier

WP Status Notifier will send a notification to given email address(es) of posts pending review by contributors. It can also optionally notify the contributors when their post is accepted or rejected. WP Status Notifier is useful for moderation in blogs with multiple contributors.

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Simple Private Message System

PMS is a very simple php private messaging system, which can be used for communication. It can be integrated into your existing application.
Using PMS to enhance your application, it enables users on your site to send private messages to each other, which will greatly increase the sociability of your site.

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Editorial Calendar

The editorial calendar gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog.

Try the calendar before you install it. Check out the demo installation at Zack’s WordPress Sandbox.

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Email Users

A plugin for wordpress which allows you to send an email to the registered blog users. Users can send personal emails to each other. Power users can email groups of users and even notify group of users of posts.

All the instructions for installation, the support forums, a FAQ, etc. can be found on the plugin home page.

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WordPress Email Newsletter Plugin

The email newsletter plugin is an advanced bulk emailer designed especially for WordPress 3. It is very easy to use and feature rich. Heaps of features which allow you to quickly send professional newsletters to your existing wordpress user database.

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Subscribe To Author Posts Feed

This plugin adds links after the posts for subscribing to the post author’s posts feed via RSS. So if there are several authors in the blog, but a visitor wishes to subscribe just an author posts feed, this plugin gives that possibility to do it.

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Notification messages

jNotice is the plugin for you, if you like to use some nifty popup’s on your websites or applications. This plugin is very customizable because you can select a div that you want to use as popup. In this div you can place whatever content you want.

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WPD subscription add-on

This WPD subscription add-on is for you If you wish to run a premium membership on your blog. You can run unlimited types of subscriptions (silver, gold, sponsors,donators, beta tester,….) and display specific content to them.

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ku2d – Keep up to date

KU2D allows you to offer a simple way to inform your clients (subscribers) about updates of one of your releases. You can use it for events, parties, new product, … too.

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Dashboard Notepad

This dashboard widget provides a simple notepad. The widget settings allow you to choose which roles can edit the notes, and which roles can merely read them. Version 1.30 also adds support for custom roles and integrates with theMembers plugin for role settings.

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Tools to promote author profiles

This is very difficult task to promote your blog, One way to operate a successful multi-author blog involves taking every opportunity to promote your authors and their information as much as possible.
This list give you tools to promote authors bios, links, social network feeds, and more:

WordPress Profile Manager

The WordPress Profile Manager allows you to create custom fields for your users. You can create text fields, text area’s and drop down menu’s with the drag and drop interface within 5 seconds.

Features

  • Create custom fields, text area’s and drop down menu’s.
  • Beautiful user interface
  • On the fly validation with jQuery
  • Written in OOP
  • Very easy to use
  • Drag & Drop interface
  • AJAX Based
  • Use the native WordPress the_author_meta function to retrieve the custom author profile fields

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List Authors

A widget to display a list of authors in your WordPress blog. Includes widget options to configure the features mentioned below. Completely updated to use the new widget API and is multi-widget enabled. Fully XHTML compliant.

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Profile Pic

This plugin allows authors to add a picture to their profile and helps automate the process of displaying author profiles.

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Author Spotlight (Widget)

To display a custom photograph with the Author’s Profile please install the User Photo. In absence of this plugin the ‘Author Spotlight” widget will fall-back to displaying the Gravatar associated with the user. If your posts have multiple authors you may use the Co-Authors Plus, the widget will display all the author profiles one below another for such posts.

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Author Based Twitter Widget

This plugin will allow all authors to have their own tweets shown on in the widget area of their posts, by adding it to their profiles. That way any multi-author blog can let their bloggers promote their own twitter account and not a joint account.

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User Messenger

User Messenger provides a simple method of integrating a member system into a new or existing site with the ability for users to send messages to one another. The script features a CMS / admin panel to manage users & site settings as well as all of the scripts needed to let users register with and login to your site.

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Tools to manage multi-author blog posts

By using these plugins, you can manage your group of authors, can track users’ activity, list their posts, and stay up-to-date and notified when your authors publish new content:

Authors Widget – WordPress Premium Plugin

This widget show your site authors with details description and avatar. Widget can be used multiple of times even in one sidebar area.

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Co-Authors Plus

This plugin is an almost complete rewrite of the Co-Authors plugin originally developed at Shepherd Interactive.

Allows multiple authors to be assigned to a Post, Pages, or Custom Post Types via the search-as-you-type inputs. Co-authored posts appear on a co-author’s posts page and feed. New template tags allow listing of co-authors. Editors and Administrators may assign co-authors to a post. Additionally, co-authors may edit the posts they are associated with, and co-authors who are contributors may only edit posts if they have not been published (as is usual).

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Author Complete Post List

Provides an easy way to display the complete list of the an author’s posts, including the posts where he’s also co-author. It solves two problems with the author page:

  1. It displays all the posts from the author despite any pre-definition of the maximum number of posts to be displayed.
  2. It counts the posts where the user is co-author, even if he’s not the original poster.

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Advanced Blog Authors Widget

This plugin provides an advanced widget that allows you to display your blog authors in any widgetized sidebar. It includes the abilities to display author gravatars, author URLS , post counts, and bios.

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Custom Author Byline

Lots of folks using WordPress sites with multiple authors may run into this problem. You want to attribute correct credit to the writer/author of the article, but not give out access to your WordPress install.

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WP Pending Post Notifier

WP Pending Post Notifier will send a notification to given email address of posts pending review by contributors. It can also optionally notify the contributors when their post is accepted or rejected. WP Status Notifier is useful for moderation in blogs with multiple contributors.

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Audit Trail

Audit Trail is a plugin to keep track of what is going on inside your blog. It does this by recording certain actions (such as who logged in and when) and storing this information in the form of a log. Not only that but it records the full contents of posts (and pages) and allows you to restore a post to a previous version at any time.

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User Profile Widget for WordPress – About Me

About Me is a plugin for WordPress that creates a new widget to display your user profile and latest tweets. Let your visitors and users know who is behind your site or give a quick explanation about what your site is and what it can do for your users.

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Themes With Authors Profile


Primefolio – WordPress Theme

This is a minimalistic yet feature rich wordpress theme. The theme packs in features like custom post types, taxonomies, custom templates, filterable portfolio, built in contact page, shortcodes, theme options etc. More features of the theme are listed below.
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The Novelist: Responsive WP Theme for Writers

This theme is built for the serious writers looking to showcase their talents. ‘The Novelist’ is a premier RESPONSIVE portfolio theme for authors and/or copy writers. Content is king people.

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Reviewer – WP Theme for Entertainment Reviews

Reviewer is a WordPress theme built for one purpose: writing reviews. Whether it’s reviews for movies or TV shows, Reviewer can handle it.

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Synoptic Premium WordPress Template

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Free & Professional WordPress Security Service Free & Professional WordPress Security Service

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