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Custom About Author

This plugin displays the author profile at the end of the post. There is the option to display the author's user profile or a custom profile.

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the folder custom-about-author to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  3. Done!


By default, the plugin will start showing about author displays for all posts. The information will be taken from the user’s profile.

Information that is used are:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email (This is to obtain the user’s gravatar image)
  • Website (If supplied, the name in the display will be a link to the website)
  • Biographical Info

In additional, there will now be new fields for social media. (See image below). The social media icons will only be displayed for those which you have filled in.

Lastly there is an option “Disable about author display”. Checking this will disable the automatic displaying of the about author for all posts written by that author.

Advanced Configuration

This plugin gives you more options for displaying the about author. The options are:

  • Create a custom profile to display.
  • Specify a custom profile to display which has a different username from the post’s author.
  • Have complete control over the HTML being displayed.

Create a custom profile to display

If you do not want to use your user profile information in the about author display, you can create a custom profile instead. This is especially useful if you use a different address for your user and your gravatar image.

To create a custom profile, just go to Custom Authors in the Users menu.

There you can create a custom author profile. For custom profiles to replace user profiles, you will need to create the custom profile with the same username as that of the user.

Specify a custom profile to display which has a different username from the post’s author.

If you like to display a custom profile which has a different username that that of the post’s author, you can do so by using a custom field in the post. When you are editing the post, below the post content there should be the option to add custom fields. If you can’t find that, you need to adjust the “screen options” which is near the top right of the browser. (next to help)

Add a custom field with the name post-author and the value would be the username for the custom profile you like to display for that post.

Note: Custom fields will display a custom profile even if the post author has chosen to disable the “about author display”.

Customize the HTML code being displayed in the about author.

There is the option in the custom author profile to display a custom HTML code in the about author display. To do that, just check the box “Use Custom HTML” and enter the Custom HTML.

Find out more at http://littlehandytips.com/plugins/custom-about-author/

A handy plugin from little Handy Tips :)

Requires: 3.2.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0.16
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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