Recent By Author

This WordPress plugin is an amalgam of two other plugins, WP-Authors and Recent Posts.  It shows a list of authors with options to show their total number of posts, and their most recent posts.

Installation is pretty straight forward:  Make sure your theme is widget-ready, upload “recent-by-author.php” to the “/wp-content/plugins/” directory, activate in Plugins menu, and the add it to your sidebar in Design>Widgets menu 

Here is the admin box:

Title: – Like most widgets, there is an option for a custom title.

Show post counts – Shows the total post count next to the authors name.

Number of recent posts to show: – When greater than 0, a sublist is displayed under an author’s name with up to the set number of posts.

Show full names – Displays the authors first and last name instead of their chosen public name.

Hide empty authors – If an author has no posts, then they are not shown in the sidebar.

Exclude admin – Hides the admin from being shown in the sidebar.

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  1. How do I make it show only the users that are tagged as authors, If I make it Show Empty Authors, it shows subscribers also?

  2. Bryan – I just added a new version (1.1.0) to which should solve this problem.

  3. Good plugin!
    Is it possible to select the number of users to show?
    Better is it possible to select the number of users that have posted more post to show?
    e.g. the “best” five!
    The five users that have posted more posts in decrescent order.

    Thanks a lot!


  4. Great Plugin!

    IE8 (Windows 7) displays an empty bullet after each author and before each list of posts.

    This is because of the way the plugin nests the author & post lists. To fix it, just remove in ln 84 and in line 100 of the plugin.

    The fix is backwards compatible with IE7

    In effect you dont need … between author and list of posts – as example:

    author 1

    post 2
    post 2

    author 2

    post 1, etc

  5. I just installed Role Manager plugin, to give custom names to the roles – but your plugin doesn’t display authors with custom role names. Is there something I can fiddle with in your code to make it display every published author, without regard to their role?

  6. Hello and thank you for this great plugin! I want to change the RSS that the plugin gets the feed. It defaults to /?feed=rss2 (that doesn’t work) and I want to change it to /feed.
    Any idea how to do it?
    Thank you

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