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 Writer” or “Top Contributors for the Year”? This plugin would be perfect for you. With a couple of layouts to choose between, Elite Members can display authors in grids and lists.
The plugin is also packed with an Writer box that may be inserted at the bottom of each post. With different styles in mind, the Writer box will display links to top social website and Writer’s biography. Custom fields fields are available for Authors to add their social links from their profile.
- Admin Settings
- Widget, Shortcode, Template Tags and Automatic Insert available
- 3 Writer box styles
- 4 Writer listing styles
- Extra Profile fields
- jQuery Effects on Writer Box
- Configurable color options
- Avatar Shapes
More information coming soon.
There are several shortcodes used for Writer box and list, please see below:
The shortcode emembers will create a list of authors, it comes with several options
Additional options for shortcodes
With the plugin You’ll specify to get top authors for the day before today, 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’ll use duration
[emembers theme="mini" period="month" duration="3"]
If you wish to limit the number of authors displayed, You’ll use the limit option in your shortcode
[emembers theme="mini" period="month" duration="3" limit="3"]
Listing template tags
If you intend on implementing Writer list in templates, then You’ll 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 prior to now mentioned, also applied to the template tags.
Authox boxes can also be implemented into a site in a couple of ways. You’ll use shortcodes, template tags or automatic insertion from the Elite members settings panel.
The following are some shortcodes that may be implemented to get an Writer box in your post.
if(function_exists('em_compact')) echo em_compact();
if(function_exists('em_social')) echo em_social();
if(function_exists('em_standard')) echo em_standard();
01/21/2013 - Removed hover effect on grid style 01/20/2013 - Initial release