Multi-Author Blogs are a popular trend that is spreading rapidly in the blogging industry. It is getting hard to keep up with the fresh content for one man bloggers. Managing a blog with a single author can be time-consuming enough, but adding in multiple authors can exponentially increase the amount of time and effort it takes to manage.
However, managing multiple writers is not an easy job – especially when they’re new and not familiar with your blog’s principles. Today we would like to show you some of the best free WordPress widgets that will help you run a multi-author site quicker and more efficiently. Each widget can be downloaded free from the official WordPress plugin directory.
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1. Authors Widget
Authors Widget shows the list or cloud of the authors, with the number of posts, link to RSS feed next to their name, avatar. It is useful in a multi-author blog, where you want to have the list in the sidemenu.
2. Post Pay Counter
The Post Pay Counter plugin allows you to easily calculate and handle authors’ pay on a multi-author blog by computing posts’ remuneration basing on admin defined rules.
3. Posts To Do List
Most people who run a multi-author blog need to tell their writers what post they should write. And so administrators send emails with a URL of the post source, the keyword for the post, any notes accompanying that.
4. Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup
If you’re looking for a way to make your every page a landing page for new contacts and leads, then you will find Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup invaluable.
5. Co-Authors Plus
Co-authored posts appear on a co-author’s archive page and in their feed. Co-authors may edit the posts they are associated with, and co-authors who are contributors may only edit posts if they have not been published.
This plugin adds a menu item to the admin bar that reads “Collaborate” that when clicked launches a TogetherJS instance. There are various settings that allow you to configure the TogetherJS options to your liking.
7. WP Author Report Free
WP Author Report is the only productivity tool for WordPress which will generate detail report how authors are working, how many posts they are making, per day, per week, per month or any duration you want to see.
8. WP eBay Ads
Allows you to insert a listing of related eBay products, on the single post page by using a custom field called ebay_search and either the shortcode.
9. Cleverness To-Do List
You can configure the plugin to have private to-do lists for each user, to have all users share a to-do list, or to have a master list with individual completion of items. The shared to-do list has a variety of settings available.
10. WP eBay Daily Deals
Allows you to insert a listing of the eBay Daily Deals in your sidebar. If you include an eBay Partner Network campaign ID, you can earn money from traffic you drive to ebay!