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P05b Follow Author Pro


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Page no: P05b

 

Step-by-Step Guide

 

Use Case A:
Set up the social networks

 In the first use case, we choose social networks and set the required
author data (WordPress user data)

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Step 1. Choosing the order

In the Pro Version we can manually add new social channels and determine the order.

Once a new social channel appears in the social network list, then it also gets visible inside the User Profile. If it is deleted here, it is also hidden inside the user profile. By default the my articles button takes the first row.

Then the plugin provides three rows for ordering new follow buttons:

the About the author” row for further infos about the author like about.me and my site.

The “Follow us” row: for general social channels

The Special row for blog-specific follow social channels. For snbchf.com these are the finance channels CFA Society and Seeking Alpha.

network list

Step 2.Set the Social Channels for the authors

Go under User Profile settings and set the different channels for this author.

 user settings

Step 3. Set the author text

A new field into User edit page is called Author text and it is the first custom row under Contact methods section.

With the author text you can choose what is displayed for this author, like “written by”, or “by” or “about” (when you simply write about somebody).

 

Follow Author Lite: User edit new field

Step 4: Set Author Avatar

A new field is the Author Avatar.
It is the picture that is shown for him/her

The best picture which can be used are squares (the same width and height) and the effect of rounding will be the best

 Follow Author Light Avatar

Use Case B: Modify order of social networks

In the second use case, we show you how to add social networks.

Step1. Add a new social network

 

Go to the plugin and press the add button.

add new button

Step2: Add a new social network

We can choose one of the 15 pre-defined social networks.

[which ones?]

Adding new

Use Case C: Modify the social network list

 In the third use case, we show you how modify and delete social channels.

Step1: Use the Edit or delete buttons

buttons

Step2. Edit social network

 

a) You can edit the group (the row, as it appears later)

b) Choose the social network

c) give it an order number inside the group

editing

Step3: Delete social network

User the trash button to delete a channel from the group.

 delete

Step4: Results

 

Look at the social networks and their order inside the group

change sort order

Use Case D: plugin settings

 In the forth use case, we show you how modify the plugin settings.
8. Settings

 

Options inside author setup:

  • explain
 settings
9. Box position  
10. A lot of profiles  
 11. Author profile with bio  profile with bio

Follow Author Snippet

We introduce snippets inside the text that allows to publish a form of comment.
We prefer to use an “Author” prefix to avoid confusion with other snippets.

The syntax of the snippet is in-line with WordPress requirements as follows:

It needs to be discussed if the normal Follow Author box requires too much space for such comment and if we should limit it to selected social channels.

 The Follow_Author snippet will be often use in the beginning of a post/page.
Here it must work as introduction.Requirements:
1) The snippet should allow a second parameter
example
George Dorgan introduction by
George Dorgan
My articles
Follow on:
2) The snippet should have 3rd parameter position (right or left)3) Plugin option that says author box left or right

Use Case G: Modify position of Follow Author Box

 

Go to the plugin CSS.

Change Width: The Follow Author block starts with the user avatar to the left and adds a couple of social icons to its right. If too many channels are added, then they might move into the next row.

In order to prevent this, the WP admin can change the width of the Follow author block. He must change the width of the author block to a higher number from the default of 280px. Similarly he may reduce the block in size. In the case

The width change is done inside the file authorpic/styles/ap.css on line 6.

Change Position to left: The whole author block may move to the left side, when the admin changes line2 of the CSS file to float left.

Remember to purge all caches and the CDN after such a change. Therefore it will not take effect immediately.

Test cases

Test Case No1: Add a new social channel to Follow Author Pro

Step 1) Open the site and check before add a new social channel.

follow before

User profile before add a new social channel

 Step 2) We add new social channels into one of the three sections.  add new
Step 3) Verify if the new channel is shown. follow after

 

Test Case No2: Change value of a social channel in User Profile

Change value of the link in the UI and look if this is reflected when I press on the button.

Test Case No3: Delete value from Follow

We delete the Facebook button. In this case the other buttons should not move but Facebook button should be gone away.

Test Case No4: Delete different values from Follow Author Light

Check if the button disappear and how the rows are arranged. Check if the value for the channel is hidden from user profile.

Test Case No5: Change position of buttons

Step 1) We test how to move the buttons. Open the site and check before move the buttons. follow before move
Step 2)  Тo arrange them in a different order, change the number and press the button. change sort order
Step 3) Verify if the new row is shown. follow after move

 

Improvement of Snippets

Snippet text and position is Option?

 

The Follow_Author snippet will be often use in the beginning of a post/page.
Here it must work as introduction.

Requirements:

  1. The snippet should allow a second parameter
  2. The snippet should have 3rd parameter position (right or left)
  3. Plugin option that says author box left or right
example
George Dorgan introduction by
George Dorgan
My articles
Follow on:
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