Post Author

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Adds to content/excerpt/home/category, the name of the post/page author, date, revision author and date, with fully customizeable labels and options.

Author:David Shabtai (profile at
WordPress version required:3.2
WordPress version tested:3.8.1
Plugin version:1.1.1
Added to WordPress repository:27-10-2009
Last updated:09-02-2014
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:43 131
Active installs:1 000+
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  • NEW each author now links to a personnal page or external URL, in addition to author posts (default)
  • NEW better integration with home, archive categories and custom loops
  • NEW a few more options with avatar, before/after content
  • NEW no repetition of author name if revision author is the same

This great simple plugin, written with multimedia agency Glanum, adds the author and date at the top or bottom of the content on posts, on pages and on archive categories (optionally along with last modified date and author), with a fully custom per-post / per-page hide option. Especially usefull for multi-author sites and blogs:

  • Name of the author of the post or page, optional avatar
  • Date of first publication
  • Author and date of last revision

It is flexible and offers the following options in the admin menu:

  • Display the post author info independently on posts, pages, archive categories and home
  • Specific per-post/per-page exception: hide the info on any post and page you want!
  • Choose: before or after the content or the excerpt independently
  • Optional link on author name to WP's default author posts list or now to a custom author page or external URL
  • Write your own label before and after the name of the author: e.g. Contributed by Author Name for OurNewsBlog
  • Date of 1st publication is optional, and supports surrounding text like above
  • Author and date of last revision are both independently optional, and only display if revision author or date are different from the original, with surrounding text

The plugin is initially intended for very small to much larger multi-author blogs (newspaper, magazine, webzine, collaborative publications, communities...) when an article is supposed to be signed by its author and not remain anonymous, as commonly expected in journalism and publishing.

  • Lastly, information is displayed in nested div and span so it is CSS ready, just up to you to do the styling to your taste. See the screenshots.
  • Integrates great with qTranslate for multilingual or international blogs, using Quicktags
  • Available in English, French, Belarusian (credit Marcis Gasuns), German (credit Rian Kremer), Hebrew (credit Sagive), Romanian (credit Luke Tyler), Slovak (credit Branco Radenovich) and Farsi (credit Hamed Nourhani).