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Author profiles

While most templates display blog post author names, these template families 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.

How profiles display

How your author profiles display depends on your version and template.

  Where they display What they display
Farro family The profile displays below the post. Author's name, profile picture, and bio.
Skye family

The profile can display in the sidebar or below the post. Set this with the Author Profile tweak. On smaller browsers, the profile displays below the post.

Author's name, profile picture, bio, and website link.
Version 7.1 sites

The profile displays below the post.

Author's name, profile picture, bio, and website link.

Here's an example in the Farro template:

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Here's an example in the Skye template:

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Style the profiles

You can customize author profiles with style settings. These changes are site-wide, meaning they affect all author profiles on your site. 

In the Home Menu, click Design, then click Site Styles. Then:

  • Farro family - Scroll to the Blog: Item section to style the name and bio.
  • Skye family - Scroll to the Blog Post Options section to choose where the profile displays. The text doesn't have individual style settings; instead, set styles in the Site-Wide Fonts and Site-Wide Text Colors sections.

To style the font and color of the author profile:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Design, then click Fonts.
  2. Click the-gear-icon on your selected font pack.
  3. Click Paragraphs to style the author font and size. Author profiles follow the Small text size tweak.
  4. Return to the Design panel and click Colors, then click the pencil icon on your theme.
  5. Under the Blog Post, use the Post Author Profile tweak.
  6. Click Save after making any changes.

Hide the profiles

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

To hide all author profiles, open any blog post and open Site Styles.

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

To hide all author profiles:

  1. Open any blog post and click Edit.
  2. Hover over the post and click the pencil icon.
  3. Switch the Show Author Profile toggle off.
  4. Hover over Done and click Save.

Edit author profiles

Author profiles automatically pull information, like the profile picture and bio, from your site's contributor profiles and basic author profiles.

Contributors are people who have access to post content to your blog.

Basic authors are people who don't have access to post content to your blog. After you add their name and information to a basic author profile, you can add blog posts yourself and attribute them to the basic author.

  • To add or edit a basic author, visit Basic authors. Only site owners and contributors with Administrator permissions can manage basic authors.
  • 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:

  1. In the Home Menu, click Pages, then click the Blog Page.
  2. Hover over the blog post you want to change and click Edit. If your site is on version 7.1, click the-gear-icon in the top-right corner after clicking Edit.
  3. In the Options tab, choose the new name from the Author drop-down menu.
  4. Click Save.

Author filtered pages

All sites 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 the Skye family, the author's profile picture appears at the top of the page.

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