5 Free WordPress Plugins for Multi-Author Blogs

The most successful people immediately realize that they can only do so much themselves, and a one-man business can only go so far. At some point in time, it makes sense for you to delegate some responsibility, as it allows your employees to specialize and ensures that all tasks get done on time. Remember, a large and highly experienced team can better expand a website than a one-man team.

For bloggers, content is king. It’s what keeps the business going. The more high-quality content you publish, the more popular you become, the more web traffic you’ll attract, and the faster your business will grow. As your site begins to generate income, you’ll need to start hiring writers to produce premium quality content on your behalf.

But despite this, working with a team of writers is not without problems. You’ll have additional communication and collaboration problems, you need a solution for reviewing and editing your author’s work to ensure that quality is high, and you need to make sure that your writers get the credit they deserve for their work.

To address this issue, there are WordPress plugins that were especially created to help you effectively manage your multi-author blog. Right now, we’re going to introduce 5 of them. Best of all, you can use them for free! See how they can be of use to you.

Enjoy!

Author Avatars List

Author Avatars List

Author Avatars List is a WordPress plugin that displays lists of user avatars on your multi-user blog. It lets you insert single avatars for blog users or any email address into a post or page. It’s also great for displaying an image of someone you’re talking about. Avatar lists can also be inserted into your sidebar by adding a widget or into posts or pages by using a shortcode.

Author Avatars List has a TinyMCE editor plugin that makes inserting shortcodes a lot easier.

User Role Editor

User Role Editor

This WordPress plugin allows you to easily change the change user (except admin) capabilities, with just a few simple clicks. Simply turn on check boxes of capabilities you wish to add to the selected role and click the “Update” button to save the changes. You can add new roles and customize its capabilities according to your needs, from scratch or as a copy of other existing roles. You can delete unnecessary self-made roles if there are no users whom such role is assigned to. You can also change the roles assigned to every newly created user.

You can assign capabilities on per user basis. Multiple roles could be assigned to a user simultaneously. You can also add new capabilities and remove unnecessary capabilities which could be left from uninstalled plugins. What’s more, it supports multi-site.

Good Writer Checkify

Good Writer Checkify

The Good Writer Checkify plugin is perfect for those who are accustomed to doing everything on their site for themselves. Handing over content production responsibility can be nerve-wracking to some. After all, how will someone else be able to match your impeccably high standards?

With this plugin, you can add up to 10 tips for authors to follow, which are then displayed in a meta box below every post. Authors can use this as a checklist or remind to ensure that they’re following and implementing your suggestions. It also doubles up as a style guide, wherein you can include tips for SEO optimization or formatting best practices.

Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

This plugin for WordPress is ideal for those who are looking to find a way to make each of their web pages a landing page for new contacts and leads. With it, you can make every post stand out and attract your readers’ attention. Connect with your audience on all levels and make sure that people always read your author’s biography and engage you on social networks.

Edit Flow

Edit Flow

Edit Flow is an amazing WordPress plugin that’s ideal for managing your editorial workflow. It comes in handy for those who have a team of more than just authors. For example, if you also work with editors. This plugin comes with a visual calendar for scheduling your posts, and also lets you attach a number of custom statuses to an article, thus making it easy for your team to collaborate.

On top of these, Edit Flow also facilitates enhance communication between your workforce. Below the text editor, authors and editors can leave private comments for each other. Relevant users will also be alerted of any status change or comment on one of their articles.

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