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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
  • addisonfilm

    2013-02-25 14:53:00
    Purchased Reply

    How can I add a "read more..." to the author description on the widget while in list view?

  • colinmoynes

    2013-07-30 06:03:17
    Purchased Reply

    Hi, purchased and like your plugin. Is it possible when using [emembers theme = list] to have the list of authors listed alphabetically?

  • b4ucode

    2013-07-30 06:04:19
    Purchased Reply

    Sure thing. I will look into that for you and get back to you.

  • colinmoynes

    2013-07-30 06:14:30
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    Thank you!

  • Nghia

    2013-04-09 09:18:51
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    Can you display a list of author by roles?

  • b4ucode

    2013-04-12 12:38:53
    Purchased Reply

    Currently have the option being uploaded to CodeCanyon right now

  • PierreBraun

    2013-09-21 17:17:09
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    Website url from user profile dont print in the author box. what should i do?

  • b4ucode

    2013-09-21 20:23:29
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    That seems a little strange. Can you provide a link to your website by sending a message via my profile. Thanks.

  • tiny18g

    2015-03-13 10:18:06
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    I need help! Where do i upload a picture so it shows in the plugin ?

  • tiny18g

    2015-03-13 10:47:52
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    never mind i fixed the issue.

  • DexPedition

    2013-05-30 22:31:51
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    I had a question about the plugin, how can i increase the bio length it displays? i am currently only getting 2 lines and want about 5 lines. Could you help me with this?

  • b4ucode

    2013-05-30 23:23:42
    Purchased Reply

    Solved.

  • patrixmtl

    2013-01-22 02:47:46
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    Hello. How can I center the avatar list? Here's an example on my website. http://www.mafiarose.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/entred.png Thanks, Yannick

  • b4ucode

    2013-01-22 04:18:56
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    I will get started on an option to set it to "left, center, right". Nice idea. I will update you. You can always me from my profile to get faster access to the updated file.

  • joaebobe

    2013-02-27 12:15:03
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    Can I put the author box on the top of the author page? Can I put a rating system inside the author box to rate the author? Can I put other links on author box?

  • b4ucode

    2013-02-27 12:22:27
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    - You can put the author box at the top, yes. - A rating system is not included nor custom content is not currently not included in the system, but I can integrate a custom area that accepts shortcode into it.

  • addisonfilm

    2013-02-26 11:19:15
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    Do you have any idea why your plugin messed up my site? The entire lower portion is messed up. http://rarest-air.com/ I have deactivated all plugins.

  • b4ucode

    2013-02-26 13:53:29
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    Hey, please email me from my profile. I would like to help you directly.

  • addisonfilm

    2013-02-26 13:55:51
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    just sent you a message

  • b4ucode

    2013-03-01 22:57:15
    Purchased Reply

    Fixed.

  • icarorio

    2014-03-28 11:43:15
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    Live Preview don´t work...

  • b4ucode

    2014-03-28 11:49:25
    Purchased Reply

    You can try now.

  • icarorio

    2014-03-29 01:51:35
    Purchased Reply

    OK, it worked. I'm more interested in the author box, but need to know if it works with custom posts. It is responsive?

  • julirodriguez

    2013-06-01 23:53:49
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    Hi, I have a problem wuth plugin. Plugin conflicts with SEO and doen´t display information in facebook, only display author info in facebook posts. please help me. http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/2333/captura00023.png

  • b4ucode

    2013-06-02 00:10:36
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    Hey, sorry about that. Can you email me a link to your site via my profile page. Also, in the email can you let me know what sort of SEO conflicts, you are experiencing. Thanks

  • b4ucode

    2013-06-03 02:56:22
    Purchased Reply

    Hey, the plugin has been updated now. You can download the new version.

  • ldylarke

    2013-12-18 17:52:50
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    Would it be possible to be able to manually add the author box description via shortcode? [emembers]Author byline description[/emembers] I have several authors on my blog and accept guest posts. The byline would be different for every post. So having a default profile byline/author description does not work for me.

  • b4ucode

    2013-12-20 02:12:07
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    Heya. I sent you an email, hope it works as you would like.

  • ldylarke

    2013-12-20 09:25:36
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    yes, thank you! Shared it with myblogguest.com too, thanks!

  • lady1178

    2018-02-21 08:59:59
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    No youtube social? Maybe listing all the available networks?

  • teosocrates

    2014-05-25 19:06:45
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    Nice plugin, but can't customize it, had to use something else.

  • MotionMile

    2013-11-04 12:48:02
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    Just bought the plugin which installed without any problems. There are a few things I'm curious about however. - Does it need an additional plugin in order to add personal photos for other authors. - Can other authors have their own description rather than the same one for everyone. - Can links be added inside the description to other sites. - Can Youtube/ Vimeo icons be created and added to the author box. Without these features the plugin is unusable for us and I'm currently regretting the purchase a little. With these features the plugin would definitely get a 5* rating from us. Kind Regards, Elliott

  • b4ucode

    2013-11-04 12:57:49
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    Hey, Thanks for your purchase. You can email me via my profile for more support. In short

    • It grabs author photos from Gravatar
    • Authors have their own description
    • Yes, links can be added
    • That is possible, please email me for more details.

  • MotionMile

    2013-11-20 03:16:50
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    Hey, did my email come through ok?

  • MotionMile

    2013-12-03 13:43:31
    Purchased Reply

    ?

  • clane967

    2013-02-16 22:49:05
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    The Author's name doesn't link to author page like your demo. What am I doing wrong? I created an author.php template. Your help is appreciated.

  • b4ucode

    2013-02-17 00:47:36
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    Please email me via my profile so we can work on this together. In your email please provide a link to your site.

  • clane967

    2013-02-17 11:46:19
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    Sent you a message with WP user login to view the private development site. Thanks for your help.

  • Tw1st3d

    2013-02-24 02:12:32
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    How do I embed it in my single.php?

  • b4ucode

    2013-02-25 01:22:30
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    You can refer to the documentation for the template tags. Here they are

    //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();
            }
    
    You can also use the shortcode method in your file
    echo do_shortcode('[em_compact]'); ?>

  • Tw1st3d

    2013-02-26 19:34:35
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    Thanks for your reply. echo do_shortcode('[em_compact]'); ?> works great. But is there a way to choose the layout from inside the plugin? or is the only way to change [em_compact] to [em_standard] in the code?

  • b4ucode

    2013-02-26 23:31:23
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    Can you email me the layout changes that you have in mind. The current layout changes can be done from the Settings .... Settings ->Elite Members

  • leadingdesigns

    2013-02-27 12:03:56
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    Hi is there any reason why some of the avatar images are displaying at the wrong size using the grid layout? I have an example you can see here http://www.6carlos.com/contributors/ using 200px x 200px images. Any help would be much appreciated!

  • b4ucode

    2013-02-27 12:30:21
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    Hey, please email me from my profile so I can help you some more. I find this quite interesting. Also in the email, please list what your users are using to update avatar. Gravatar would automatically resize dynamically but these images aren't dynamic because of their source.

  • johnysawl

    2016-04-30 07:43:47
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    Hello, your website hosting account with Live Preview has been suspended. Pay attention.

  • clane967

    2013-02-17 11:50:15
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    Can we sort the authors by name? Also does this plugin include all permission levels, or exclude Admin?