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#1 isle2isle

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 11:23 PM

Hi again, For some reason I am unable to publicly view an author profile on my site. Everything just defaults to a list of posts by the author. There is no description or avatar. Do I have to install BuddyPress to display profiles? Or maybe, in all my mucking about I've removed something important??? I had BuddyPress installed at one point but have de-activated it. and have been experimenting with various plugins... (a little knowledge is a dangerous thing!!) Example author page: http://fish-recipes....uthor/mauimike/ Thanks again,

#2 bryan-hadaway

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 05:07 AM

You may get your hands dirty: http://codex.wordpre...uthor_Templates Or go with something a little easier: http://wordpress.org...=author profile Thanks, Bryan

#3 isle2isle

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 11:16 PM

Thanks, but where do I find the author.php files for PlatformPro?

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 12:31 AM

There is actually no author.php file included in PlatformPro, but there is a way to add it yourself.

Check out this tutorial on how to create an authors profile/page: http://wpsplash.com/...s-authors-page/

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 03:14 PM

Thanks Catrina, but that still is not quite what I am looking for. When I try and view a contributor's individual profile all I see is a username followed by the post excerpts. I do not see where a user's profile info (full name, URL, description, etc) is publicly displayed other than in a sidebar widget I have installed. I would like for that personal info to be displayed immediately above the post excerpts, but I don't know how to do that. Sorry to be such a newbie!!

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 07:51 PM

Ah, I see. By "above the post excerpts", do you mean that you want the info to be displayed between the post title and excerpt text? Also, would you like to remove the "by *AUTHOR NAME*" text or leave it there?

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 02:31 PM

That doesn't bother me so much. Is it possible to modify an author.php template from, say, twentyten, and drop it somewhere in the file structure and have it work? (But I don't know where I'd put it).

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Posted 14 November 2010 - 07:58 PM

It might be possible. Have you seen any example of you want on any other blog?