First, and most important, before you can install and use Authored you must first install Connections. Follow this link to the installation instructions.
Install Authored as you would any other WordPress plugin.
In the WordPress admin under the Plugins menu, select Add New.
Click the Upload Plugin button at the top of the page.
Browse to where you downloaded the Authored zip file and select it.
Click the Install Now button.
Upon successful installation click Activate Plugin.
After you have activated Authored, go to the Connections : Settings admin page and click the Licenses tab.
Enter the support license key that you received in your receipt email and click the Activate button. With your support license key activated, any time there is an update to Authored released, you will be notified in the WordPress admin with an opportunity to update to the latest version with a single click.
Now that Authored is installed, activated and the support license key is registered, let’s configure it.
Navigate to the Connections : Settings admin page and click the Display tab. Scroll down to the Single Entry : Content Blocks section and enable the Latest Posts option. As an option, you can drag and drop the content blocks in the order you prefer them to be displayed.
Lastly, click the Save Changes button.
The settings can be found on the Connections : Settings admin page under the Latest Posts section.
This setting can be used to change how many posts should be displayed. This setting defaults to 5 posts.
Whether or not to display the post date below the post title. This option is enabled by default.
Whether or not to display the post comment count below the post title. This option is enabled by default.
Whether or not to display the post’s featured image below the post title. If no featured image has been set for the post, no image will be displayed. This option is enabled by default.
This setting defines how many words there will be from the post’s content, the default is 25 words. Here are a few important key points:
- The excerpts will generally be longer than the set value. When the excerpt is created, rather than truncating the post content right at the set excerpt length, which may cause a break mid sentence, the excerpt will continue on until the end of the sentence.
- The excerpt retains most of the HTML formatting of the post content.
- This setting will not have any effect if a post excerpt was explicitly set. Instead the post excerpt will be used rather than being automagically created from the post’s content.
- Setting the length to
0will disable or turn off the excerpt.
Read More Link
Whether or not to display the “Read More” link after the excerpt. This option is enabled by default.
Read More String
This option allows you to configure the string to be used for the “Read More”. This defaults to “Read More”.
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