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10+ Must have Plugins if You have Multiple Authors in WordPress

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A blog can’t be a successful blog if its just maintained by a single individual, unless he’s a full time blogger. Though he’s a full time blogger, he should need the minimum co-ordination from others in order to make its impact. But presently, we can find only few full time bloggers, most of the bloggers were the students. Im one among them.

Experiencing this personally as a student, its really a difficult part to manage ourselves with the minimum time that’s available for blogging. As a result, many of the part time bloggers who love blogging and doesn’t want to give-up their blogging and also doesn’t like to leave their blogs without updating were in search of other choices. The Gold mine that’s still giving the hope for student bloggers is Guest Blogging.

Guest Blogging is nothing but a simple concept that bloggers come into mutual understanding, helps each other in updating the blogs feeling the responsibility, passion and love towards blogging when one of the admin doesn’t find time to update his/her blog. Not only during the time of hectic schedules, but the blog having multiple authors is always gonna be benefited.

Okay, lets come back to our article. Here I have framed 5+ must have plugins, if you have multiple authors in your WordPress Blog these are the plugins that helps you to manage the multiple authors.

Here’s the List :

  1. Role Manager
  2. Author Advertising Plugin
  3. Pre-Publish Post Reminder
  4. Members
  5. Blog Metrics
  6. BuddyPress
  7. Posts by Author
  8. Co-Authors Plus
  9. Author Exposed
  10. Author Comment WordPress Plugin
  11. Quick Notes On WP Dashboard
  12. Send Private Email
  13. User Extra

#Role Manager Plugin : WordPress Version 2.0 introduced the concept of Roles. Each role is given set of tasks to perform certain tasks. This Plugin allows you to define and manage multiple subscriber profiles – called Roles and their Capabilities. Also you can create new Roles and Capabilities.

#Author Advertising Plugin : This plugin allows blog admins to create a revenue sharing program utilising one of the many advertising programs out there i.e Yahoo, Google Adsense, Amazon, Allposters etc.

#Pre-Publish Post Reminder : Always forget to insert your signature or maybe a category image? Or need a place to store your code where you can conveniently copy and paste into your post? This is what this plugin is for – a handy reminder list on your Post Admin page

#Members : Members is a plugin that extends your control over your blog. It’s a user, role, and content management plugin that was created to make WordPress a more powerful CMS.

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#Blog Metrics : This plugin calculates number of articles per month, average number of words per post and also other calculations in the dashboard. This plugin gives us the statistics by generating the report of each and every author in the blog.

#BuddyPress : BuddyPress is completely free and open source. Unlike hosted services, BuddyPress allows you to stay in control of your site and create a totally customized, unique experience.

#Posts by Author : This plugin will show the last X posts by the current author either at the bottom of every post, or where you manually specify in each post. Using the built-in options page, you can choose the number of posts to show, set the header text, choose to show the post dates, select the format of the date, and choose whether or not to include the current post in the list.

#Co-Authors Plus : Allows multiple authors to be assigned to a Post or Page 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.

#Author Exposed : Author Exposed is a simple WordPress plugin that allows your visitors easy and elegant way to see more details about the post author.
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#Author Comment WordPress Plugin : It provides the autors to login, but when they make a comment it is posted with custom styles. It just highlights the author’s comment with custom style differentiating it from visitors.

#Quick Notes On WP Dashboard : If you blog with multiple persons, you can leave a message for the others. In the plugin file, you can determine, what capabilities a user must have to read the notes, and what capabilities he must have to write/modify them. By default, Authors and higher can write, and every registered user can read.

#Send Private Email : By default, WordPress lacks the ability to send emails to registered users. This plugin was created to fill the gap by allowing you to send emails to your blog users. To prevent abuse this powerful mass mailing functionality is available only to users with Administrator role.

#User Extra : It is intelligent plugin that which assign authors the specific categories to avoid confusion if you have multiple authors. This Plugin limits the user  assigned categories.

Siddartha is a Blogger from India. He is currently working as a Java Front End developer and he loves writing about tutorials, technology, algorithm, etc. You can follow him on Twitter | Facebook | Google+. You can subscribe to GadgetCage RSS Feed or Email Notifications.

50 Comments to 10+ Must have Plugins if You have Multiple Authors in WordPress

  1. These are awesome tools. early i have tried to post a guest post on a blog but when i was created account for that i saw the post statistics of other guest authors too, that is not fare to avoid privacy of other blogger. So i am searching for a plug-in that create a separate account with private statistics.

    • Siddartha

      humm I think you are right. We have to provide privacy for our co-authors. Will search for that kind of plugins too. Thnx for ur suggestion. Welcome to GadgetCage by the way.

  2. 🙂 Yup dude there were lots of plugins still. But these are the best and mostly used Plugins.

  3. Siddartha, thats a great list. Thanks much. I was planning to launch a multi-author blog at showcase.riyaz.net, but later dropped the idea looking at the complexity and time crunch.

    • @Marlin Glad you liked it and Info which i have provided helped you. All the best mate. Stay tuned for more updates

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