ShoutMeLoud is one of the most popular revenue sharing and multi-author blogs out there.
And I have already shared how to create a revenue sharing site; though to make sure readers and contributors get easy access to the dashboard, you might have noticed that I added a login and profile box on the sidebar.
Here I’m talking about another WordPress plugin called Theme My Login which is very useful for WordPress multi-author blogs, or blogs which allow guest posting directly from the dashboard.
This plugin gives a custom login page which looks exactly the same as your blog’s theme. Basically, by using shortcode, this plugin adds a login and logout link on a specific page of your blog. You can then direct users to that page in order to log in and update their profile.
This is very useful for a blog which is getting guest posts from people who are not used to the WordPress platform. This way, they won’t get confused seeing the WordPress dashboard when creating a profile.
Theme My Login comes with many options like adding a login/logout link widget on the WordPress sidebar and letting users sign-up from the sidebar which will ensure more registration.
Here are a couple of screenshots of this plugin’s settings:
Theme My Login WordPress plugin settings
Once you install and activate the plugin, you can quickly go to “Widgets” and drag/drop the Theme My Login widget to add a login/logout box on your blog’s sidebar.
You can also integrate the shortcode into your “Join” guest author page information, as this will further help in quick sign-ups and/or log ins. You can see an example on the Join ShoutMeLoud page.
If you are using the Thesis theme, you can configure your page to display without a sidebar which will be a better experience for your users.
Personally, I find this plugin to be very helpful.
You can download it from official plugin repo.
In case you are running a multi-author WordPress blog, here are some posts from the past which will help you to make your blog better:
- Status Notifier Plugin For Multi-Author WordPress Blog
- Must Have WordPress Plugins For Multi-Author Blog
Do let us know if you use the Theme My Login WordPress plugin or any other plugin to add a login and logout link in your blog’s sidebar.
Do you have more plugin recommendations for multi-author blogs? Let us know via the comments!