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Hi,

I have something in the works that should meet you requirements for a "ABOUT THE AUTHOR" section at the end of your articles.

When a user creates/edits an article, there will be fields for Author Name, Author Email and a textarea for Author About that will be auto-filled with data that was entered for that user in the Admin > User Accounts section.

Author Name will include the user Full Name.
Author Email will include the user Email.
Author About will include the user Notes.

This content will be still edittable so that if you have a guest writer submit content, you can just edit these details and not have to go through and create a User account for them in Article Manager.

So far, it is working the way I want. I just want to do a little bit more testing and I will send you the steps. :)

This will also work nicely with my tutorial for Creating a "View all articles by Author" link.
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Re: [Damon] About the Author

Sounds like what I need.

Thank you.

Re: [Damon] About the Author

Hi Damon,

can you post the steps here in the forum, please?

Or send me a mail, too? [;)]
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Re: [Dave] About the Author

Hi Dave,

the Tutorial is about "Creating a "View all articles by Author" link.

What Im looking for is to use fields for Author Name, Author Nr., Author Email and a textarea for Author About that will be auto-filled with data that was entered for that user in the Admin > User Accounts section. Is there a way to do this?
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Re: [BlueMoon] About the Author

By Damon - October 30, 2006 - edited: October 30, 2006


What Im looking for is to use fields for Author Name, Author Nr., Author Email and a textarea for Author About that will be auto-filled with data that was entered for that user in the Admin > User Accounts section. Is there a way to do this?


Yes, sorry for the delay. It took a little longer to test and put together the steps than I expected. :)

Here it is the "Add About Author details to the article page" tutorial:
http://www.interactivetools.com/forum/gforum.cgi?post=50386;#50386
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Re: [Damon] About the Author

Hi Damon, great addition. My problem is most reviews and articles are entered by myself. I generally receive these in Word format or some other text document, then I enter them using the authors name in the author field. Anyway to have a select type field or some other way of achieving the same results? Sorry to be a pain.

Re: [Damon] About the Author

By BlueMoon - October 31, 2006 - edited: October 31, 2006

Hi Dave,

thank you for this new tutorial.

What exactly is the different between the variables "createdByUserNum" and "currentuser.num"?

For example, if User A wrote a new Article and Administrator B will check this Article, is Administastor A in this case the currentuser?
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Re: [Damon] About the Author

Suggestion

1) I publish my articles with filenames like <catFile>/article-<artNum>. So I don`t need the <artFile> placeholder to publish my articles.

2) But I want to have a page for every author with a search engine friendly url like www.mysite.com/authors/author-1

3) When I use the tutorial "Add About Author details to the article page", maybe I can fill in the User Number (createdByUserNum or currentuser.num?) in the "User defined article filename field"

4) With this information in the "User defined article filename" I can make a new publishing rule, that crates a page for every article using the <artFile> placeholder for the filename.

5) So I can have a "About the Author page" for every author like www.mysite.com/authors/author-1. If the author has written more than 1 article, the system will publish the site many times, but only overwrite the same file.

What do you tink about that way? I this possible? Or is there a more easy way to produce author-pages in a search engine friendly way? Can I use directly variables like createdByUserNum in the publish rules for the filename? A lot of questions...
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Hi Ginslinger,


My problem is most reviews and articles are entered by myself. I generally receive these in Word format or some other text document, then I enter them using the authors name in the author field. Anyway to have a select type field or some other way of achieving the same results?


You could set up a dropdown list of authors names on the article page. Couple of questions for you to help me figure out the best method:

Approximately how many authors do you have contributing content?
Do you want to include email and about details for each of them?

Let me know and I can help give you some ideas. :)
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