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- This topic has 5 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 5 years, 1 month ago by Steven Zahm.
02/27/2018 at 12:16 pm #453429
I’m using cMaps template and have the Authored, Link and a couple of other Connections extensions. What I’m finding is that the author box plugin I’m using is showing an author box on the individual Directory pages (which itself is fine and actually preferred), but it unfortunately is showing as author the user ID I used to start building the directory. (I was doing as much of the directory building groundwork I could to save my associates the trouble.) I’ve checked the settings in the database and have modified the connections table to show the proper users ID in the “added_by,” “edited_by” and “owner” columns, but find that once that’s done, it’s still showing this other user as author. How can I get this so that it’s showing the correct user?02/27/2018 at 12:42 pm #453430
You really should not have directly edited the database. If the directory entries had an email address that matched exactly the WP User (assuming these are your authors and they are the actual authors of the posts as far as WP is concerned). The only thing that needed to happen was to have your authors log out and log back in so the entry and user would be linked. Authored would have just worked.
With the direct edits to the db, I’m unsure what the exactly solution would be. I would suggest having your authors log out and back in. That may be enough to correct the issue.
You can see which directory entry is linked to which WP user on the Connections : Manage admin page. It will be displayed on the far right of the table row. If there is no indication, then that entry is not linked to a user.02/27/2018 at 2:06 pm #453433
Steven, thanks for the prompt response. I think I’m being a bit confused, which of course makes it challenging for you to help me.
The email address being used by the login User ID and connection entry is a match, the WP user and directory entry are properly linked, and the blog posts themselves are showing with the right author. (So far, only one author). Where the challenge comes in is the author box plugin also installed on this site is set to show on pages as well as blog posts, so it’s showing up at the bottom of the Connection directory individual entry pages (presumably because they’re a “page”).
At first I was thinking it was going to be okay for it to be there and I just needed to figure out how to have it show the entry as the author and not me as the admin who added them. However, I’m now realizing that really is going to be unnecessary / redundant, so need to figure out how to have that not show up on the directory entry pages at all without turning it off on all pages.
I’m now a little more clear in thinking it’s the developer of the author box plugin I really need to be reaching out to. But with what these parts are doing, I’m thinking WordPress is somehow telling other plugins that the “author” of the individual Directory pages is not the respective businesses those pages represent but instead the website admin (or maybe the user that installed the other plugin?)
Is that less or more confusing now? :)02/27/2018 at 3:07 pm #453441
Oh, ok, I understand now! The author box you are talking about is not the Authored extension for Connections which displays post the directory entry has authored on your blog.
If that is the case, it definitely make sense that the author box plugin is displaying the page author (you as the admin in this case, right).
It is important to note that the entry profile page will not the same as the author of the page itself. There is nothing you can change in Connections to have the entry display as the page author.
Probably the easiest solution would be to somehow exclude the author box plugin on the directory page.02/27/2018 at 3:25 pm #453447
Yep, that’s what I was thinking, but I guess I need to first figure out what page class (? I’m guessing that’s the term I want?) the directory pages are so as to do so.
Oh no, actually …. I just went back to look at the directory entry page, and now recall I had checked a selection in the admin user settings that get added by the plugin itself (“Do not show Author Box in your posts, pages and custom posts”). That has fixed the problem. Yay!
(I’ve been going around and around with a couple of things this morning on this site, and obviously am being a bit dizzy at the moment. I sorta get the technical stuff, but it’s just enough sometimes to get myself in trouble. :) )02/27/2018 at 3:36 pm #453449
Great to hear you have this sorted!
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