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Author profiles

While most templates display blog post author names, some templates also support special author profiles:

Author profiles help your readers connect to a blog post's writer. You can use them to show your personality or distinguish between multiple authors on one blog.

Edit author profiles

Author profiles pull information, like the avatar photo and bio, from the Account and Bio tabs of contributor and basic author profiles.

  • To edit your contributor profile, visit Editing your contributor profile. If your site has multiple contributors, all contributors must edit their own profiles.
  • To add or edit a basic author (an author without login permissions), visit Basic authors. Only site owners and contributors with Administrator permissions can manage basic authors.

The Account tab includes these fields that can display in author profiles:

  • Avatar image
  • Display name

The Bio tab includes these fields that can display in author profiles:

  • First Name and Last Name
  • Website - Any website, like a personal blog (Foundry, Skye, and Tudor only)

We recommend using the same name in the Account and Bio tabs. Certain areas of the site use the first and last name in preference to the display name.

Set a post's author

Set the author in each blog post's settings. To edit an existing blog post, open the blog post's settings in the Pages panel by clicking your Blog Page, clicking the blog post, and then clicking Edit.

In the Options tab, choose the author name from the Author drop-down menu.

Profile display

Where your profile displays depends on your template.

  • Skye, Foundry, Tudor - The profile can display in the sidebar or below the post. Adjust this with the Author Profile tweak. On smaller browsers, the profile displays below the post.
  • Farro, Haute - The profile displays below the post.

Hide author profiles

Author profiles are site-wide, meaning you can't disable them on individual posts. 

To disable all author profiles, open any blog post and open the Style Editor. 

  • Skye, Foundry, Tudor - Scroll down to Blog Post Options and select Author Profile: Hide.
  • Farro, Haute - Scroll down to Blog: Item and uncheck Show Author Profile.

Author filtered pages

All templates support a filtered page of posts by author. Open an author page by clicking the author's name on a post, excerpt, or thumbnail.

In Foundry, Skye, and Tudor, the author's avatar appears at the top of the page. 

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