If you’re an editor and/or manage a blog with multiple authors, you need to know about Author Admin.
The Author Admin plugin will not only improve your author management, but helps with security, too. The more authors you have, the more username and passwords you have floating around. Author Admin will help you keep tabs on your author passwords as well as reminder authors to update their passwords.
The Author Admin WordPress plugin features include:
- Displays when authors last logged into the WordPess dashboard.
- Tracks when authors last changed their password.
- Enables administrators to prompt authors to change their past on first login and every 30, 60, or 90 days.
- Fully-localized for international translation.
- Compatible with WordPress 3.3+. Has not been tested nor is it supported for WordPress Multisite.
The options are petty straight forward. My favorite option is the first one. You can have a password reset notification display the first time a new user logs into the WordPress Admin. When dealing with multi author WordPress sites, the first password used to setup a users account is generic, setup by the Editor or manager. This is the most crucial time for new authors to update and change their password.
Other options are:
- Frequency of reminder
- Default notification message
- Custom notification message
- More to come!
Notifications to update passwords will display at the top of the Admin screen:
The other nifty options can be found on the Users page:
I absolutely love the last login option. I can see the last time authors have logged in, giving me an idea of which authors have gone doormat. I can easily go through my entire list of Authors and select who I want to downgrade from Contributor to Subscriber, essentially disabling their ability to post without removing them as the credited author. Since Author Admin allows the ability to change multiple users roles, you can easily scan which authors you want to downgrade, and change them in one easy swoop.
I’ve been using Author Admin from the very first beta, and I can tell you that after using it a while you think, “How did I ever get along without this before!?!”
Author Admin is available in two sizes:
- Standard – No upgrades, No Support – $8
- Premium – Support and Upgrades – $12
Don’t be cheap, just get the Premium. The extra four bucks is nothing when you consider you can ask for help if you run into a hiccup or the updates you’ll want as WordPress upgrades. Plus, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll see some new features in the future.
Giveaway! We’re giving away two standard licenses!
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