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Bug #2408

Authors Widget

Added by Luke Waltzer over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority name:
Normal
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Category name:
WordPress (misc)
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Start date:
2013-02-05
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Description

Hey All: I activated the Authors Widget plugin and added it to http://core2spring2013.commons.gc.cuny.edu/... 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.

ListAuthors.php.zip (550 Bytes) ListAuthors.php.zip Luke Waltzer, 2013-02-05 02:41 PM

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#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 https://github.com/castiron/cac/commit/68e7a13c3706acbf206e852ca918a3730e1b76cc 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 6 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

#6 Updated by Matt Gold over 6 years ago

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

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