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+!

  • Agent WordPress

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


  • Missy (from Groovy Vegetarian)

    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.


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  • Susan

    A very good and resourceful list of handy plugins…

  • P@r@noid (From shoutmeloud)

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

    • Karan Labra

      Which new blog are you starting?

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  • Praveen

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

  • Jigowatt


    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

  • Viral

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

  • Monsef

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