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Cristian Antohe is part of the team that built Profile Builder Pro, a front end registration, login, edit profile and user listing plugin for WordPress. He’s a WordPress developer, web designer and Open Source fanatic. A couple of years ago he co-founded Reflection Media, a "custom WordPress solutions" company and every Thursday curates wpMail.me, the free weekly WordPress newsletter.
This article will guide you through the process of creating a front-end page in WordPress that lists your authors. We’ll discuss why you would want to do this, we’ll introduce the WP_User_Query class, and then we’ll put it it all together.
At its core, WordPress is a rock-solid publishing platform. With a beautiful and easy to use interface, and support for custom post types and post formats, publishers have the flexibility to do what they do best: write content. However, WordPress is lacking in social interaction between content authors and readers.