Signature Manager Plugin for WordPress

By michael  |  August 29th, 2008  |  Published in WordPress Plugins  |  79 Comments

Description

This simple little plugin gives each author on your blog the ability to setup a signature and to include it at the bottom of their posts.

The admin screen gives each author the ability to format their signature (a text area with HTML formatting enabled) and to indicate whether or not they want the signature on or off by default.

Regardless of the default setting, your authors may toggle the inclusion of the signature to ‘on’ or ‘off’ for each individual post at the bottom of the Write Post and Edit Post screens.

Download:

You may download the latest from the WP-Plugin repository: Get it here.

Responses

  1. Kat says:

    September 4th, 2008 at 8:17 am (#)

    I can't believe I went looking for something like this and found a post from you timed just 40 minutes earlier in WordPress forum.

    Thank you.

    Kat

  2. Glenn says:

    September 4th, 2008 at 8:20 am (#)

    Isn't it great how that works! Let me know if you have any trouble with it. I haven't had any feedback yet.

  3. Plugin para agregar una firma a tus posts | Punto Geek says:

    September 4th, 2008 at 11:43 am (#)

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    September 4th, 2008 at 1:38 pm (#)

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  5. ovidiu says:

    September 4th, 2008 at 2:05 pm (#)

    just wondering how each author is supposed to manage his own signature, if the signature is set up under the settigns panel?

    Is the signature then still saved individually saved for each author?

    wouldn't it make more sense to place the signature inside each author's profile for editing? Thats where a user would go looking for such a feature :-)

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    September 4th, 2008 at 3:44 pm (#)

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  7. Plugin para agregar una firma a tus posts says:

    September 4th, 2008 at 7:32 pm (#)

    […] Signature Manager es un plugin que te permite agregar una firma personalizada a tus posts, pueden estar formateadas con HTML pudiendo agregar enlaces, negrista, cursiva y todo lo que HTML permita. Además podemos elegir si queremos que salga en todos los posts o sólo en algunos. […]

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    September 4th, 2008 at 11:00 pm (#)

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  9. Cliff says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 12:56 am (#)

    can I add a picture? Like my actual signature like at the end of a letter. You know like my JOHN HANCOCK??

    Thanks.

  10. Rod says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 6:34 am (#)

    HI… I like this plugin and would like to include an image as part of the signature. Can this be done through the html markup in the options area? If so what does the code look like?

    Thanks in advance for the reply.

    Rod :-)

  11. Glenn says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 6:39 am (#)

    @ovidiu: That's a great idea. I'll try to roll that into the next version – although I'm not sure when that will be.

    @Cliff and Rod: Yes, this is possible through HTML markup. You would have to upload your picture to the internet somewhere and then reference it like <img src="http:website.com/path/to/image.jpg" alt="My Signature" />

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    September 5th, 2008 at 11:27 am (#)

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  13. Nathan Malone says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 1:55 pm (#)

    Great plugin!

    I think I found a bug, though.

    In the latest version of WordPress, when I enable the plugin, and attempt to modify a page (not post), I get an error message saying:

    "Are you sure you want to do this?

    please try again"

    I haven't looked through the code, so I don't know where the problem is, but when I disable the plugin, I am able to edit pages just fine (I haven't tried it with posts).

    Just thought I would let you know,

    Thanks!

  14. Glenn says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 2:21 pm (#)

    @Nathan: Sorry about that! I just committed the update to wordpress. It should notify you in the next couple of hours via the WordPress admin panel. If your anxious though, uncomment lines 157 and 179. That was done for my testing and I forgot to update before committing. Thanks for the heads up!

  15. baron says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 3:41 pm (#)

    hi. Thanks for plugin

    perfect.

    Regards

  16. Nathan Malone says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 9:00 pm (#)

    Ah, that seemed to fix the problem.

    Great plugin you wrote!

    One thing that would be totally awesome is if we had the ability to have separate signatures for the RSS feed and for posts displayed the usual way.

    I'm going to be needing that functionality shortly, and if someone else writes the plugin to spare me the trouble of doing it, all the better! :)

    Thanks again for writing this!

  17. Leonaut.com says:

    September 5th, 2008 at 11:20 pm (#)

    Signature Manager Plugin for WordPress…

    This simple little plugin gives each author on your blog the ability to setup a signature and to include it at the bottom of their posts….

  18. WordPress Plugin Releases for 09/04 | Credise says:

    September 6th, 2008 at 10:41 am (#)

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  19. FRank Caulewy says:

    September 6th, 2008 at 11:42 am (#)

    The only user that can use the setting option on the admin page is an editor. the users do not see the setting option on the admin page.

  20. Glenn says:

    September 6th, 2008 at 1:21 pm (#)

    @Nathan: Good idea! Next major release maybe.

    @Frank and @ovidiu: Moved management to the Profile menu

  21. Cemal Ekin says:

    September 6th, 2008 at 8:47 pm (#)

    I have installed the plugin, went to the signature settings, added my signature which I can see in the preview. I set it to be on by default. I added a test post to see where the signature would appear, but I do not see the signature at the bottom of my last post. The others you may see below that are those that I placed in the posts themselves. What am I doing wrong?

  22. Niklas says:

    September 12th, 2008 at 3:50 pm (#)

    Thanks for this plugin.

    But it dosent show up under the post for me.

    Do you have any code that i can put in the template directly and try?

  23. Jan says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 9:11 am (#)

    Hi…great plugin! I got a weird problem though. It works wonders for my test site…but for my actual site the signature won´t show up. And the kikcer is that both sites use excactly the same themes, with excactly the same plugins (and versions of plugins) installed.

    What on earth could be the issue here?

    Cheers

  24. Jan says:

    September 16th, 2008 at 1:13 pm (#)

    I should perhaps note that the sites are on different servers though. But I guess that does not matter whatsoever.

  25. Frank Cauley says:

    September 23rd, 2008 at 8:23 am (#)

    I am having the same problem as Cemal Ekin

  26. Glenn says:

    September 27th, 2008 at 7:44 am (#)

    I have corrected the problem that prevented signatures from showing up on certain server configurations. You may download the new version from the wordpress plugin directory linked above.

  27. Dinah says:

    September 29th, 2008 at 7:30 am (#)

    Hi, this is not in line with the plugin, but i noticed on your header that there's a widget there on the upper right side, and it's all the to the right. I want to know where to insert the code that it will stay on the right (since i have my blog title on the left). Thanks in advance. Sorry for the offtopic question.

  28. Matte says:

    September 29th, 2008 at 9:32 am (#)

    Thanks for the plugin!

    But it seems like I also have the problem with the signature not showing up under the actual post. Preview looks fine though.

  29. Matte says:

    September 29th, 2008 at 1:41 pm (#)

    By the way, I am using v1.3.

  30. mino says:

    October 20th, 2008 at 10:37 am (#)

    what do i have to change in order to put this signature after post title ?

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    March 3rd, 2009 at 10:13 am (#)

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  33. Eric Kofoid says:

    March 5th, 2009 at 7:41 pm (#)

    When I am at the admin site, logged in as administrator, I click on “Signature Options”. I enter “– %LOGIN%” to create a generic signature for all users, click the “On” radio button. So far, so good. Now, when I click the Update button, all text in the textbox disappears! When I create a post, no signature is found. If I repeat the process, and just put “foo” in the text box, I get the same result. How do I get a signature out of this plugin?

  34. George says:

    March 9th, 2009 at 8:00 pm (#)

    One more thought….

    I am using WP-O-Matic to import some feeds occasionally. I'd like to add my sig to the bottom of those posts, too…but for some reason it is not, by default.

    Any thoughts?

  35. George says:

    March 9th, 2009 at 11:07 pm (#)

    Is there a way to retro-actively have the signatures applied to all previous posts? I just discovered this fabulous plugin, which will be awesome for sites that I want to syndicate with RSS (to ensure I have backlinks!).

    But I’ve got some sites with hundreds of posts. I don’t want to have to ‘Update’ each one individually, if possible.

    Is there a hack/workaround/tweak, or any other method to tickle the plugin and get it to apply to all posts?

    Thanks!

  36. Nadir says:

    March 11th, 2009 at 10:04 pm (#)

    Hello,

    can I put a signature in a comment, too ? I did not find this feature, perhaps I just overlooked it ?

    Thanks,

    Nadir

  37. Eric says:

    March 16th, 2009 at 12:27 pm (#)

    When I save a post with the signature, if the post has a page break in it the signature appears on the home page after the break, but then appears in the correct place when you click thru to the post. Is there a way to get it not to appear on the home page after the break?

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  39. Lisa says:

    April 21st, 2009 at 8:04 am (#)

    Great plugin, just what the project I'm building needed. However, I have a question and need some help. We show excerpts on the category page using the "more" tag. But the signature shows for all of the posts that we've updated since installing the plugin on this category page. We don't want the sigs repeated like this.

    I see in the code that the plugin is inserting the sig after

    I'm not sure why it makes the sig repeat on a category page. How can I suppress this?

    See this page for what's happening, first two entries have been updated to add the sig: http://www.discoverwinningways.com/topics/career-

  40. Eric says:

    May 1st, 2009 at 11:52 am (#)

    I love this addon, but I have one problem with it. Would it be possible to have the signature only appear on the post view, and not on the Home Page?

  41. Glenn says:

    May 21st, 2009 at 10:39 am (#)

    We’re in the process of updating this plugin. Look for it towards the end of June.

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    May 23rd, 2009 at 12:15 pm (#)

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  43. Todat's Creator says:

    July 4th, 2009 at 8:30 pm (#)

    … It appears to only work with Posts written after installation of the Plugin !
    A trap for the unwary !!

  44. laz says:

    July 9th, 2009 at 6:38 am (#)

    Hi,
    Does this plugin work for 2.8.x WordPress ?
    Thanks.

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    August 10th, 2009 at 1:14 am (#)

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    August 12th, 2009 at 8:02 pm (#)

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  47. pluginspecialist.com says:

    August 23rd, 2009 at 11:35 am (#)

    Smart signature With FT Signature Manager…

    FT signature manager is simple plugin that allow admin to include his pre defined personal signature automatically. just like footnote for every post.
    You can create any text as closing pharagraph at every post or you can make it’s as a l…

  48. Prince says:

    August 31st, 2009 at 12:59 pm (#)

    I spent 25 minutes trying to figure out how does the user access and edit their signature. Can someone please help? There is nothing in their admin area that shows them how. Please advise. Thanks.

  49. David says:

    October 18th, 2009 at 4:59 am (#)

    Hi,
    This plugin doesn’t work for 2.8.x WordPress.
    Will it work in the future? Are you working on it?

    Thanks

  50. Christina says:

    December 14th, 2009 at 11:51 am (#)

    how do I edit the settings… I cannot seem to find them.

  51. rhythm says:

    December 30th, 2009 at 4:05 pm (#)

    Not working for me in Dec.2009.
    Put sig image in box provided, using HTML
    Default Set to ON
    Preview shows the sig image correctly
    But no posts show the sig image on the bottom or anywhere else in the post. Whassup?

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  53. love2eatinpa says:

    January 24th, 2010 at 5:24 pm (#)

    hi,

    i am on wordpress.org. i just installed FT Signature Manager, but i am non-techy beginnner and do not know how/where to put in my signature. if you could please gently guide me to where i need go on my site and what to do i would really appreciate it.

    also, can i use this to put in metatags at the end of each of my posts in addition to my "signature"?

    thanks!!!

  54. Jeff says:

    February 4th, 2010 at 9:50 am (#)

    Plugin works as described. My question would be, is there a way to pick from multiple signatures. I have a few users on my blog, but really only post under 1 user. Is it possible to add something in the the "per post" onoff selection so there is a drop-down of all the signatures created across all users?

  55. Geoey Cook says:

    March 12th, 2010 at 11:10 am (#)

    interesting plugin. Came across this looking for just this functionality.

    Now to give it a try

  56. Steve says:

    April 27th, 2010 at 1:53 pm (#)

    Todat’s Creators says:
    July 5th, 2009 at 12:30 am (#)

    … It appears to only work with Posts written after installation of the Plugin !
    A trap for the unwary !!

    This is correct and needs addressing.

  57. Tari says:

    April 29th, 2010 at 11:09 am (#)

    Is it possible to hide those signatures from index.php? Because I use the glorious -Tag and it looks quite ugly…

    Kind Regards

  58. belg4mit says:

    April 29th, 2010 at 11:49 am (#)

    Besides the ability for the signature to be applied retroactively (it probably makes sense to store exceptions to signature to display rather than which posts to display the signature on), it would be handy if it were integrated into the normal user options system/some other means for an admin to edit other users’ signatures was available.

    Nice effort though!

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  61. Stephanie Fish says:

    July 10th, 2010 at 7:07 am (#)

    What a great plugin! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. My guest bloggers over at my online business resource blog will love this!

  62. Project Swole says:

    July 28th, 2010 at 9:17 am (#)

    I think this is a great plugin, but I'd like to know how to make it work on every post I've ever written, and additionally I'd like to be able to suppress it on the homepage when displaying excerpts. For now I might have to find something else.

  63. Amy says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 10:54 pm (#)

    I tried to install this plugin but I can't find the place to put an image as the signature…help!

  64. Amy says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 10:58 pm (#)

    nvm…I figured it out

  65. Amy says:

    September 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm (#)

    okay…I didn't figure it out…I tried to put an html code as my signature but its not showing up! :(

  66. Grum says:

    September 15th, 2010 at 10:38 am (#)

    Hi;

    I've been looking for a plugin to do something like this for some time. I've just installed it on my site (WP3.0.1 and theme Atahualpa 3.5.3), and it works fine on most of the posts, but it doesn't seem to display if there are comments to the post. I'm not an expert on WP, so I'm not sure if it's the plugin that's at fault, or maybe it's a theme template problem, but thought I'd ask?

  67. Grum says:

    September 15th, 2010 at 10:53 am (#)

    Ah… see comment #43. On further inspection it looks like it is only working on page 1 of the loop. Any older posts don't show the signature.

  68. Glenn Ansley says:

    September 22nd, 2010 at 4:19 am (#)

    @Project Swole – This isn't possible yet. I apologize.

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  70. gwen says:

    September 28th, 2010 at 4:19 am (#)

    Hello,
    How to disappear excerpts from articles (homepage)? I would like it to appear in the articles ..
    Thank you!

    Bonjour,
    Comment la faire disparaitre des extraits? Je voudrais qu’elle apparaisse que dans les articles..
    Merci!

  71. gwen says:

    October 9th, 2010 at 9:48 am (#)

    Hello!
    How to remove the signature of excerpts of article to which it appears in articles?

  72. tété says:

    October 10th, 2010 at 1:18 pm (#)

    Hello, I would like exactly the same as 58. Thank you for this plugin ;-)

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  74. Nephs says:

    February 23rd, 2011 at 12:26 pm (#)

    Is there any way as super admin I can change other users’ signature on WPMU?

  75. Dan says:

    March 27th, 2011 at 8:08 pm (#)

    this addon doesnt work in wordpress 3.1. please fix it, i enjoy it

  76. Paul King says:

    March 28th, 2011 at 7:11 am (#)

    Does not work (or do anything at all) for me under WP 3.1

  77. Aysha says:

    May 6th, 2011 at 6:56 pm (#)

    Does this work on WP 3.1.2? if yes, I cant seem to find the place to set my actual signature. I can toggle if I want it to display or not, but I cant see the area to settings.

  78. Bernd says:

    December 24th, 2012 at 3:39 am (#)

    Since WP version 3.5, there are only error messages.

    Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in /www/htdocs/********/***/wp-content/plugins/ft-signature-manager/ft_signature_manager.php on line 175 and defined in /www/htdocs/********/***/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 990

    Warning: Missing argument 2 for wpdb::prepare(), called in /www/htdocs/********/***/wp-content/plugins/ft-signature-manager/ft_signature_manager.php on line 175 and defined in /www/htdocs/********/***/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 990

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /www/htdocs/********/***/wp-includes/wp-db.php:990) in /www/htdocs/********/***/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 876

    It was a very good Plugin.
    I’m sad that it no longer works
    Greets Bernd

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