Elite Members - WordPress Author Listing and Box

Elite Members is a WordPress plugin for displaying top contributors/authors in a site. Have you ever wanted to list your authors according to the number of posts they’ve made or have you ever wanted to list “last week’s top author” or “Top Contributors for the Year”? This plugin would be perfect for you. With multiple layouts to choose from, Elite Members can display authors in grids and lists.

The plugin is also packed with an author box that can be inserted at the bottom of each post. With different styles in mind, the author box will display links to top social website and author’s biography. Custom fields fields are available for Authors to add their social links from their profile.

Features
  • Admin Settings
  • Widget, Shortcode, Template Tags and Automatic Insert available
  • 3 Author box styles
  • 4 Author listing styles
  • Extra Profile fields
  • jQuery Effects on Author Box
  • Configurable color options
  • Avatar Shapes
More information coming soon.

Shortcodes

There are several shortcodes used for author box and list, please see below:

Listing Shortcodes

Default

[emembers]

The shortcode emembers will create a list of authors, it comes with several options

Mini Style

      [emembers theme="mini"]
      

List

      [emembers theme="list"]
      

Minimal

      [emembers theme="minimal"]
      

Grid

      [emembers theme="grid"]
      

Additional options for shortcodes

With the plugin you can specify to get top authors for the previous day, week, month, year. To specify the option, use period in your shortcode

          [emembers theme="mini" period="month"]
        

By default, period is set to 1. To search for top authors over a longer period, you can use duration

       [emembers theme="mini" period="month" duration="3"]
       

If you would like to limit the number of authors displayed, you can use the limit option in your shortcode

       [emembers theme="mini" period="month" duration="3" limit="3"]
       

Listing template tags

If you intend on implementing author list in templates, then you can use the following options for adding


          echo do_shortcode('[emembers theme="mini"]');
        echo do_shortcode('[emembers theme="list"]');
        echo do_shortcode('[emembers theme="minimal"]');
        echo do_shortcode('[emembers theme="grid"]');
    

The same additional options previously mentioned, also applied to the template tags.

Author Box

Authox boxes can be implemented into a site in a few ways. You can use shortcodes, template tags or automatic insertion from the Elite members settings panel.

Shortcodes

The following are some shortcodes that can be implemented to get an author box in your post.

         [em_compact]
    

    [em_social]
    

    [em_standard]
    

Template Tags

Compact

         if(function_exists('em_compact')) {
            echo em_compact();
        }
    

Go Social

         if(function_exists('em_social')) {
            echo em_social();
        }
    

Standard

         if(function_exists('em_standard')) {
            echo em_standard();
        }
    

Changelog

01/21/2013
- Removed hover effect on grid style

01/20/2013
- Initial release
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