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guest_author_authorbox – display the authorbox


Guest Author 1

Guest Author 1

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Display the author name without a link


Guest Author 1


Displays the author with a link to their archives or website (depending on settings)


Guest Author 1

class – link class
id – link id


Displays the author avatar


Image Size: WordPress image size. Defaults to thumbnail
Width: Image Width (px). Defaults to 75px
Height: Image Height (px) Defaults to 75px

This shortcode uses the options in the author box tab in the plugin settings


use to display multiple authors. 

[guest_author_bylines separator=',' conjunction='&' exclude_main_author=true]

options (*note that these options default to the values set in the bylines tab in the settings).
exclude_main_author – (true/false) don’t include main author
linktag – tag for link ie: <div>, <span>
separator – separator between authors
conjunction – separator before last author
container_tag ie: <div>, <span>
container_class – container class
container_title – title
container_tag ie: <div>, <span>

guest_author_grid , Guest_author_list, guest_author_dropdown

Use these shortcodes to display a list or a grid of all authors including guest authors.

The shortcode generated widgets show both guests and WP authors (by default)




  • Guest Author 1
  • Guest Author 2
  • Guest Author 3
  • Guest Author 4
  • Guest Author 5
  • Guest Author 9
  • Wordpress Author 1
  • Wordpress Author 2
  • WordPress Author 3
  • featured-image-pro
  • Shoofly Solutions
  • Options:

    optioncount – Show the count in parenthesis next to the author’s name. Default false.
    exclude_admin – Whether to exclude the ‘admin’ account, if it exists. Default true.
    show_fullname – Whether to show the author’s full name. Default false.
    hide_empty – Whether to hide any authors with no posts. Default true.
    post_type – when hide_empty is true or optioncount = true, comma delimited post_types to include in count.  Default post.
    include_guests – Whether to include guest authors. Default true.
    include_authors – Whether to include authors. Default true.
    gutter – Integer : Gutter space between images (grid only) Default 5

    All authors with post count

    [guest_author_grid optioncount=true]

    Author grid – guest authors only

    [guest_author_grid include_authors=false]

    Author grid – no guest authors, WP authors only

    [guest_author_grid include_guests=false gutter=15]