Because is a multi-author blog, it seems like at least once every week I get an email from our readers asking for more information about how to set up a multi-author blog.   How do you set one up?  How do you find people to write for you?

Over the past year I’ve written about a variety of tools, hacks, and plugins which anyone can use to build their WordPress installation into a WordPress blog, but they are scattered around a little bit.   If you’re looking for a consolidated post which provides a lot of this information in one place, I’m going to recommend a recent post over at Hongkiat which provides 35 tips and tricks to manage your multi-author blog.

A few notable plugins which I have not covered here yet:

  • Co-Authors Plugin – Gives you the ability to assign multiple authors to a post.
  • List Author Widget – Displays a list of authors in your WordPress Sidebar Widgets linking to the authors.php page.
  • Draft Notification – Emails the admin whenever a new draft is saved or post is pending approval.
  • Author Advertising – Allows revenue sharing among blog administrators.   Works with a number of advertising programs, including AdSense, Yahoo Publisher Network, etc.

Click here to read the other multi-author tools provided by Hongkiat!

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

  1. I am in the process of making Agentwordpress a multi author blog. Very informative post.


  2. Awesomely awesome, Kyle. Thanxs for the referral. I was totally looking for this info, as i recently added a writer to a blog of mine. I have a quick question though, are the plugins listed compatible with latest version of WP?

    P.S. I am really digging the ones you profiled above, will have a look at each one, plus the list from Hongkiat.


  3. Susan says:

    A very good and resourceful list of handy plugins…

  4. Thanks Kale this will help me to set up my new blog as multi author.

  5. Praveen says:

    Kyle Eslick thanks for making this article very simple …. This helped me to set up multi author for my blog

  6. Jigowatt says:


    Hy building a site that will have collaborated content. I’m looking for a widget that would only allow posts to be published if they had been approved by both registered authors. Have you got anything that will fit the job?

    Cheers Andy

  7. Viral says:

    great article.nice to read and at same time very useful also.

  8. Monsef says:

    Thank you very much it’s usful for my blog, i have just started it for multi autors.


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