This simple tutorial will demonstrate how to add an Author Biography or About the Author to your WordPress Genesis blog.
Using an Author Biography on Posts AND Pages
Having an section at the bottom of each page or post that introduces the author helps build trust for the page content and your website. Choose from the code samples below to include on individual posts, pages or both.
Note: This tutorial is for an Author Box on both pages AND posts. If you simply need an author box on posts, navigate to Users -> Your Profile, Scroll down and click the checkbox “Enable Author Box on this User’s Posts?”
Author Biography on Posts and Pages in WordPress Genesis
Function – WordPress Genesis Code
Step 1. Cut and paste the WordPress code snippet below into your child theme’s functions.php file. The function includes in the Genesis hook to insert the code in the entry footer. You can modify the hook location to suit your blog’s look and feel.
Use the Code on Any Theme
You can change the hook name and use this code on any theme including Thesis and Enfold.
CSS – WordPress Genesis Code
Step 2. Cut and paste the CSS and place in your child theme’s style.css file.
What about the Author Image?
The author image is pulled from the User thumbnail profile.
Conclusion: Author Biography Tutorial
Adding an author biography to your WordPress web pages AND/OR posts is fast and easy with the Genesis theme.
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