Writing all the content for a successful blog can be time-consuming and exhausting. Many blog owners start to recruit additional authors or blog managers when their blogs start to grow so they can better manage the demand. Another option is to accept many more guest posts to fill in the needed content.
Adding multiple authors to your blog can produce some further work. For instance, you need ways to distinguish the multiple authors so readers know who has written the post and can create a conversation in the post comments. You may also need to manage the posting schedule and other administrative tasks among authors. There are many plug-ins that can be helpful in managing multiple authors to make these tasks easier.
Here are some of great plugins those will assist you to manage your weblog effectively. Let’s check them:
Make it easy to distinguish authors for each post by including a bio box. You can include a brief bio about the author, including links to any social media or other websites. You can also include a photo and show how many other posts the author has written on the blog (linking to them, as well). This is a nice, professional way to showcase authorship on each of your posts.
Sometimes your authors may collaborate on posts. In that case, you can quickly identify multiple authors with this simple plug-in. You can add authors without having to create a WordPress account, and you can easily change the order of authors by dragging and dropping the bylines.
When you collaborate on documents in programs like Microsoft Word, you can use the “track changes” feature to showcase your edits. There isn’t a similar option in WordPress. With this plug-in, you can collaborate on posts right in your WordPress dashboard and track your changes so you each know what has been edited. You can leave notes and restore documents to previous versions, as well.
Make sure everyone’s on the same page with this plug-in. You can plan posts well ahead of time so that no one tries to write about the same thing and so that authors can plan content that complements one another. You can also be sure that you always have posts to fill your schedule and don’t see ebbs and flows in the production schedule.
Many multi-author blogs are built around a revenue-sharing model instead of compensation. This plug-in makes it easy to track the division of revenue based on the number of ad clicks of affiliate sales generated from each post. You can set the percentage that each gets, randomize ads, and determine the positioning of ads. You can even decide if an author has to reach a certain participation level before a commission can start being earned.
There are many greater plug-ins that you can use to manage multi-author blogs, depending on what your needs are and what goals you are trying to accomplish. These are some of our favorite plug-ins to use for multi-author blogs — what are yours? Share them in the comments!
This guest post was written by Kim Willington who is a freelance writer and researcher for HelpDeskSoftware.org, where she has recently been researching live chat software. Check out our guest post guidelines to publish your guest post on Versed Tech.
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