Are you looking to Manage your all blogs at one place ?
Here is the list of Best Plugins to Manage Multi-Author WordPress Blogs.
One thing you must have seen in most of the successful blogs is their support for handling multiple authors – all at one place. Such top blogs have a number of members or authors who actually write for the blog on a regular basis. You must have wondered sometimes about how these blog owners manage so many authors so nicely. It has been seen that Most of SEO experts does not have must time to take a look on different blogs by going to each dashboard so it is the best way for them to manage all the blogs from the same place.
Well let me tell you that it is not such a complex task especially if you are running a blog on WordPress. WordPress provides you a great range of plug-ins to support and manage multi-authors on your blog. The list below explains some of the best multiple-author handling plug-ins of WordPress :
1. DT Author Box
DT Author Box is very useful for those bloggers who wish to run a multi author blog. This plug-in displays the individual post writer at the end of the post just like a signature. Also it enables to include the image, bio and the website link for the author. It provides support for a number of languages and is highly customizable as it allows customizing background color of author box, text color etc.
This is very commanding free WordPress plug-in that gives you complete control over specifying the roles for the different members and authors on your blog. You can explicitly define what tasks an author can perform on your blog. This plug-in is very trustworthy as it keeps on updating on regular basis.
This one is very extensively used by blog owners for managing multiple authors. Unlike other plug-ins, it facilitates you to assign more than one author to a particular post. Using it, you can link to all co-authors’ profiles.
However this plug-in has not been updated for some time but still you can use the useful code and also can make improvement to it on your own.
4. User Role Editor
User Role Editor plug-in makes it easy for you to individually define the roles and responsibility of different members and authors. You can define whether one can change password, close entries, edit answers, edit pages, moderate, manage links etc by simple checking or un-checking the corresponding check boxes.
5. Role Manager
It is also somewhat similar to User Role editor. This pug-in proves quite useful in cases where you need to provide more access to one author over others. So changing the setting with Role Manager, you can grant and revoke desired access to your blog authors. Also you can easily create new roles and responsibilities as well.
6. Dashboard Notepad
This widget functions like a notepad. It gives you a better way to commune with your members, editorial staff etc. The plug-in offers settings from where you can select which members or roles have to be allowed to edit the notes, and those who are going to having simply a read-only access.
7. cbnet Multi Author Comment Notification
By default WordPress only notify the actual author of a post about a new comment posted on that post. But this plug-in can make it possible for you to send email notification to all other authors on the blog as well. This can prove beneficial in cases where one author needs to watch out for how good other bloggers are doing or look into what conversation is going on around the blog etc.
8. Blog Metrics
This widget is supported by Yoasts and can really prove very handy if you have hired many bloggers to write for your blog. This plug-in can gather the past statistics about your blog-authors indicating how many posts an author have written, average number of words per post, average number of comments per post etc. Using this plug-in you can directly figure out how much each author is contributing to your blog.
9. Audit Trail
Audit Trail, as the name suggests, helps you having a general audit about user activities on your blog. This widget is going to lock the activity of your blog users or members like saving their IP address, time of logging-in, what action they performed etc. This way you can get clearer idea of what your authors are doing on what time and a lot more.
If you take a quick look n big web design company or web development company then you will come to know that they are also using these kinds of plugins to manage their work and roles.
Don’t forget to give a try to these plug-in in advance, if you are going to implement multi-author functionality for your WordPress blog. The list contains the best plug-ins as per my experience, although you can share more plug-ins in comments section that can add a value to the post.