How to add author box?

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  • #53378
    aileenishere
    Member

    Hello –

    In the theme description / demo I can see that there is an author box below the post to display who wrote the post. How do I add this?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is: (visible only to logged in users)

    #53597
    angelatcrist
    Member

    Hi!
    That’s a multi-author post box. When there are multiple blog posts published by more than one author it will show up.

    If there will not be multiple authors, another option is to add an Author Widget to the widgetized area. There are a couple types of author widgets available on WordPress.com.

    Let me know if you have any other questions, I’m happy to help!

    #53598
    aileenishere
    Member
    Original poster

    I do see the different type of author widgets, but I’m having trouble in finding one that would only display who wrote the post. There are multiple authors on the blog (but currently no multi-author posts) and I can’t distinguish / don’t see who wrote the post on the published page.

    #53615
    angelatcrist
    Member

    Has more than one author published a post so far? (ex. are all the Articles thus far by Aileen or has Tams posted an article?).

    #53616
    aileenishere
    Member
    Original poster

    Both authors have posted and another author is scheduled to post as well. They both have been given administrator rights to the blog if that makes a difference. Thanks.

    #53640
    angelatcrist
    Member

    One more question…Within the profile of each author, is the field called ‘meta description to use for Author page’ filled out?

    Once this is filled out it should work. Let me know.

    #53645
    aileenishere
    Member
    Original poster

    Sorry – I don’t see this field on the profile page. When I have the navigation bar, should it be under: Users > My Profile?

    #53647
    angelatcrist
    Member

    Yes it should be under Users > Biographical Info.
    Let me know if that works.

    #53651
    aileenishere
    Member
    Original poster

    I still don’t see this option. The sub-categories under Users are All Users, Invite New, My Profile, and Personal Settings. I searched each page for the field “meta description …” and did not see it. Maybe there is something else that needs to be done prior to this?

    #53652
    calebsylvest
    Member

    Hello,

    In the admin side of your site go to Users > My Profile. You will see a bunch of biographical fields (Name, Email, Location, etc). The ‘description’ mentioned above is the ‘About You’ field. Be sure all authors fill this field out.

    That should activate the multi-author post block.

    Thanks,
    Caleb

    #53656
    aileenishere
    Member
    Original poster

    Hello Caleb,

    Thanks for the advice. That did the trick.

    #53657
    angelatcrist
    Member

    Glad we could help! If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask.

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