Bug #2408

Authors Widget

Added by Luke Waltzer over 8 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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Hey All: I activated the Authors Widget plugin and added it to it works, but it slows the page load time down significantly (and this is with only two authors currently having published posts).

We've run into some issues with similar plugins on B@B in the past and it might be worth checking to see if this is the best solution for listing authors. I've attached a possible replacement. (550 Bytes) Luke Waltzer, 2013-02-05 02:41 PM


#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

  • Category name set to WordPress (misc)
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges
  • Severity set to Low impact

thanks, Luke.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Am I right that this plugin is especially important for Twenty Twelve (which is now our default theme)? As I remember, it doesn't do a good job of showing who wrote the post in question.

#3 Updated by Luke Waltzer over 8 years ago

That's correct-- though, this custom CSS will print the author at the bottom of each post:

.single-author .entry-meta .by-author {
display: inline;

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.4.19

Authors Widget looks like it was not written with Multisite in mind. When collating a list of blog authors, it separately pulls up a list of every user on the entire WP installation for cross-reference. This is very much not necessary.

I'd like to avoid adding another plugin to do this, if possible, so for now I have patched the plugin to cut out the unnecessary stuff I'm going to pass a patch to the plugin author to see if he'll consider implementing it. If he doesn't, we can talk about moving to a different plugin.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

#6 Updated by Matt Gold over 8 years ago

Thanks, Boone, for the patch here and for passing the patch on. Let's hope it's implemented.

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