10 Must-Have Multi-Author Plugins for WordPress

Today, majority of blogs have multiple authors as a blog needs to hire writers to expand. With multi-author blogs, you need to ensure that all authors maintain the high standard that the owners have set in their articles. All authors should adhere to the website’s formatting guidelines and work towards a common goal.

In this post, we would like to share with you 10 great WordPress plugins that will help those of you working with many authors.

1) User Role Editor

This WordPress plugin allows you to change user role capabilities easily with a few clicks. You can turn on check boxes of capabilities you wish to add to the selected role and then click Update button to save the changes. You can add new capabilities and remove unnecessary capabilities which could be left from uninstalled plugins.

Cost: Free

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2) Members

This plugin extends your control over the blog. The extensive role and capability management system is the backbone of all current features and planned future features. It makes WordPress a more powerful CMS. Role manager allows you to edit, create and delete roles and capabilities for these roles. It gives you control over which users have access to post content. This useful plugin makes your site and its feed completely private if you choose.

Cost: Free

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3) Author Avatars List

Author Avatars List makes it easy to display lists of user avatars on your multi-user blog. You can insert single avatars for blog users or any email address into a page or post. The plugin makes use of built in WordPress functions to retrieve user information and get avatars. It comes with a tinymce editor plugin that makes inserting shortcodes easy.

Cost: Free


4) Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

If you are looking for a way to make every page a landing page for new contacts, Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup is just the right choice. It gives identity to your single or multi-author WordPress website. This plugin offers you an amazing way to make your every post stand out.

Cost: Free


5) Adminimize

Adminimize plugin allows you to enable or disable options for every single user. It provides the easiest way to define what users can see and what they cannot. It offers you a comprehensive solution to hiding unnecessary items from the WordPress backend. It visually compresses the administrative headers so that admin page content can be seen initially. It offers many options for menu, submenu and all areas, metaboxes in the write-area, separated for all roles.

Cost: Free


6) WP-CMS Post Control

It simplifies and customizes the write post and post areas of WordPress, giving you complete control over your write options for every user level/role. It allows you to hide unwanted items and also gives a lot more control over how WordPress deals with creating content. It also features advanced configuration options like disable autosaves etc.

Cost: Free

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7) Fanciest Author Box

This premium WordPress plugin comes with a long list of features to improve your blog. It is easy to use and configure. It has Google Authorship verification and is Retina ready, translation ready and provides random author options for widgets. This plugin also allows readers to learn about authors and connect with them on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and more.

Cost: $10 for regular license

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8) Editorial Calendar

Editorial Calendar makes it easy for you to manage your posts. It gives you an overview of your blog and when each post is scheduled to be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar and thus, can manage your entire blog. It conveniently manages posts from multiple authors.

Cost: Free

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9) Co-Authors Plus

Co-Authors Plus assigns multiple bylines to posts, pages, and custom post types. Co-authored posts appear on a co-author’s archive page and in their feed. Co-authors may edit the posts, and co-authors who are contributors may only edit posts if they have not been published.

Cost: Free


10) Google Author Link

Google Author Link plugin manages your Google Authorship Links. It works excellently for single author and multi-author WordPress sites and blogs. Each user has a new field to store their Google Profile URL, and then it will create the required link in the HTML head on each page and post.

Cost: Free



We hope that this comprehensive list of multi-author plugins for WordPress will prove useful to your needs. If you know of the other good ones, let us know in the comment section below.

1 Comment

  1. Chris

    I’d like to suggest another plugin for this list
    QualityControl which is available from codecanyon.