New Device Notification

This plugin will improve detection of compromised accounts with email notifications about logins from new devices. When a user logs in from a device previously unseen (as detected with cookies), an email will be sent to administrative users on the site.

For more information and to activate, visit https://wpvip.com/site-security-monitoring/

 

Local Time

Displays post and comment date and times in the visitor’s timezone using Javascript. No theme modifications are needed.

Heavily based on code from the P2 theme by Automattic.

Bulk User Management

Bulk User Management allows a set of specified users to manage permissions across all your sites. Users from every site in your network are displayed in a list and can be added to or removed from any of your sites. Any users that aren’t currently in your network can still be invited to any of your blogs through the normal invite process. After they accept, they can be managed in bulk across the network.

To enable the plugin, you will need to pass an array of user logins to wpcom_vip_bulk_user_management_whitelist(). Bulk User Management will only be available for these users and they will be able to manage all the users in your network regardless of their specified capability on those sites.

wpcom_vip_bulk_user_management_whitelist( array( 'user1', 'user2', 'user3' ) );

To manage users, use the checkboxes to select which users to manage and pick an action from the “Bulk Actions” dropdown. This will reveal a bulk edit section in the table. Select the sites that the changes should apply to and pick a role if necessary. Clicking update will apply the changes and refresh the page.

The following are some screenshots showing step-by-step how the bulk editing flow works.

We look forward to hearing your feedback!

Co-Authors Plus Social Pack

Easily save an Author’s social media information with their Guest Author profile, as well as attribute Tweets sent from the WordPress.com Sharing Tools to the author that wrote the post, simply by checking the appropriate box on their profile page.

Additionally, Co Authors Plus Social Pack allows marking the Author as a ‘Related’ account to be suggested by Twitter once a post has been shared, making it even easier for your site’s visitors to engage with your authors.

Since all fields are loaded with Guest Author objects, retrieving social media info is as easy as:

$twitter_username = $guest_author->twitter;
$google_plus      = $guest_author->google_plus;
$facebook         = $guest_author->facebook;

Janrain

The Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) combines the ability to acquire users across multiple digital and marketing channels—web, mobile, desktop apps and social media—with the management of user identity and profile data while delivering valuable customer insights. The open standards, cloud-based platform comprises core products for social login and sharing, social profile data, registration, profile data storage, and single sign-on. Designed to seamlessly fit into your site(s) built on WordPress VIP, JUMP offers integrations with best-of-breed technology components to extend the use of this profile data and user identity to your other digital marketing systems.

Janrain provides tailored solutions that fit the specific needs of websites of all types with the right combination of the following features:

  • Social Login – Register and sign-in users using your choice of 30+ identity providers including Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Yahoo!, and PayPal.
  • Social Sharing – Deploy the best social sharing widget on the web which keeps users on your site and simultaneously collect rich social profile data.
  • Hosted Registration – Janrain’s high-performance, customizable registration system saves you time and effort over building a registration workflow and includes all the features you would expect like CAPTCHA, in-line field validation and verification, profile management screens, dirty word filter, email confirmation, password reset, and more.
  • Social Profile Data – Social login enables brands to collect highly accurate and up-to-date user demographic, psychographic, interest, and social graph data.
  • Hosted User Database – Automatically store social profile data in Janrain’s specialized social database and easily add first-party registration, other appended data.
  • Single Sign-On – Enable your users to navigate within your network of websites without being required to re-authenticate.
  • 3rd-party Vendor Integrations – Leverage social profile data for measurable ROI from user management with deep integrations with the vendors you use today for email marketing, analytics, data management, customer relationship management, e-commerce, and engagement.
  • Strategic Digital & Social Media Services – Our team of thought leaders are at your disposal to help you realize value through social integration with best practices, customized deployments, and site optimization.

Learn more about how Janrain drives real results for innovative customers like FOX, Universal Music Group, Samsung, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, TMZ, and the BBC at Janrain.com.

WordPress.com Allow Contributors to Upload

When activated, this plugin allows WordPress.com users with the ‘Contributor’ role to upload images and other media to your site.

There are no admin options for this plugin, or any UI.

Post Author Box

What does this plugin do?

Post Author Box lets you append or prepend an informational box on any post, page, or other view without having to modify your theme.

Post Author Box

How do I set it up?

Once you’ve activated the plugin, go to Settings→Post Author Box in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu to adjust the settings.

For more information, please see the full plugin documentation here. See also the support documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

You can customize what information you want the Post Author Box to include, and how it’s presented. Use basic HTML and CSS for styling, and configure the box with any of the following tokens:

  • %display_name% — the author’s WordPress.com display name
  • %author_link% — a link to the author’s archives
  • %author_posts_link% — a link to all of the author’s other posts
  • %first_name% — the author’s first name (as set in Users→My Profile)
  • %last_name% — the author’s last name (as set in Users→My Profile)
  • %description% — the author’s description (as set in Users→My Profile)
  • %email% — the author’s email address (as set in Users→Personal Settings)
  • %avatar% — the author’s Gravatar image
  • %jabber% — the author’s Jabber (as set in Users→My Profile)
  • %aim% — the author’s AIM (as set in Users→My Profile)
  • %post_date% — the date the post was published
  • %post_time% — the time the post was published
  • %post_modified_date% — the date the post was last modified
  • %post_modified_time% — the time the post was last modified

Editorize

What does this plugin do?

Editorize lets you permit a user with the Author or Contributor role to edit any post.

How do I set it up?

After activating the plugin, you’ll notice a new “Post Editor” module in the edit post screen. Simply choose the user you’d like to permit to edit the post:

Choose user

Then, update the post, or save as draft, and the user you’ve chosen will be able to edit that post.

To revoke their access, simply choose the “Select” option again and update or save the post once more.

Byline

Credit authors by adding bylines to your posts.

Co-Authors Plus

What does this plugin do?

Co-Authors plus enables you to add multiple authors to posts, pages, and custom post types via a search-as-you-type input box.

Additionally, with this plugin, you can add writers as authors without creating WordPress user accounts. Simply create a guest author profile for the writer by going to Users→Guest Authors in your Dashboard’s sidebar menu. Click “Add New” and fill in the fields:

Guest Profile

Then, assign the Guest Author as you normally would.

You can even map the Guest Author to an existing WordPress.com user account on your site, so that you (as a site administrator) can control the bio and user information that appears for that WordPress.com user account. This is useful if an employee that writes for your blog leaves your organization, or if one of your writers has a personal site on WordPress.com and their bio on your site should appear differently than it does elsewhere.

How do I set it up?

Once you’ve activated the plugin, you’ll notice a new “Authors” module below the Visual Editor when you create or edit a post or page.

Authors

To add an author, search for their username. To remove one, click the remove link.

Co-authored posts appear on each co-author’s archive page and in each author feed, and each co-author may edit the posts. Note that co-authors who have the contributor user role may only edit posts if they have not been published.

Two Authors

If your theme does not display bylines, this plugin does not actually add a visible byline to each post. For custom bylines, try the Byline plugin.

For more information on Co-Authors Plus, please see the full plugin documentation here.

What features does the plugin offer?

  • Add multiple authors to posts, pages, and custom post types.
  • On the frontend, use the Co-Authors Plus template tags to list co-authors anywhere you’d normally list the author.
  • Create a listing of all or some posts by a given co-author.
  • Create Guest Authors for users without WordPress.com accounts, and/or use Guest Author profiles to control what user information displays for your authors.
  • Use included wp-cli subcommands to create guest authors in bulk automatically

The WordPress.com VIP team contributes to the development of Co-Authors Plus. If you’d like to see new features added or want to contribute yourself, let us know!

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