Free Plugin

Using the Plugin

The Guest Author Name plugin allows you to publish posts by authors and to properly credit them without adding them as users to your website. You can also replace the URL and the author bio/description. Note: If you do not add a URL, the author of a guest authored page will not link to the guest author.  Upgrade to our premium plugin for seamless integration.


How to install this plugin
Method 1: Install this plugin using the built-in plugin installer: Go to Plugins > Add New. Under Search, type “Guest Author Name” Click Install Now. A popup window will ask you to confirm your wish to install the Plugin. Click Proceed to continue with the installation. The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install. If successful, click Activate Plugin to activate it, or Return to Plugin Installer for further actions.

Method 2: Download the plugin.

Download (Simply) Guest Author Name

In the WordPress admin panel, click on Plugins. Select Add New to get to the “Install Plugins” page. Click on browse and choose the downloaded file.

Click on the “Install Now” button to install the plugin. Once the plugin is installed, select “Activate Plugin”. Method 3: (Advanced Users): Unzip the file. Using FTP, upload the guest-author-name folder to the contents/plugins folder in your WordPress directory.

Using the Plugin

When you create a new post, a box will display under your post content. If you do not see this box, click on “Screen Options in the upper right hand corner and click on “Guest Author”

Save and view the post.

We’re using a theme in this example that displays the author information in a nice box at the end of a post and also displays the linked author name above the post. Your posts might look something like this, depending on your theme and other plugins. If your theme does not display author information anywhere on your posts, check your theme settings.  You can also install a plugin that displays author information. Simply go to the WordPress plugins page and type ‘Author Box’.