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  • Hi guys I am really struggling to get the exact same look of the Author Box Widget as shown on Lucienne theme. Can someone help me with the below? I want to get the following

    – I want the photo to be on the top centre and with grey boarder as a circle outside the photo as shown in Lucienne theme. If you check my page you’ll see it looks nothing like that now.
    – then I want my name to appear as it appears on the theme (font and size and underlined) so it’s consistent with the other titles on the blog
    – I do not want the photo OR the name to be clickable. I don’t want any of the Author widget to link to a page. Now the photo, the name and the ‘see author posts’ all link to the same page which i don’t want
    – I also want to remove ‘See author posts’
    – I want social icons to be center aligned as on Lucienne theme

    Thank you!!!

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  • I would recommend removing the WP Author Box plugin. That plugin appears to be outdated, and it will also require more style changes to be consistent with the Lucienne theme.

    Instead, follow the instructions at https://wordpress.org/support/topic/author-box-16/#post-10209585 to add a custom HTML widget with some markup. You will have to edit the markup with your own image, information, and social links, but I think that will be easier than customizing an author box widget from a plugin.

    @zookcomputer I understand what you mean with the custom HTML widget, but not sure about the markup part. I’m very new to this.

    At this stage though, I want to see what this HTML will look like, but when I follow your instructions and code, and just keep the FB linkand end it as below, it says it has 2 errors.

    </div>

    Using your Facebook profile from the site, the section for social icons should be like this:

         <ul>
              <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/WisdomWritesOfficial"><i class="fa fa-facebook"></i></a></li>
         </ul>

    Thank you, you’re really helpful!
    It seemed to work now. I’m closer to getting the widget as I want it to be, yet still experiencing some trouble with the following:

    1) need to get rid of the square boarder, just need the boarder around the photo
    2) for some reason my photo won’t load. I’ve tried everything, it’s in jpg too
    3) I need my name to appear below the photo, just like Lucienne, plus, currently there are 2 lines, one above and below the photo

    Thank you

    To remove the widget border, add the following CSS snippet to Additional CSS:

    .sidebar .widget.widget_custom_html {
        border: none;
    }

    Your author profile photo must be uploaded to the site before it can be linked in this widget. Upload your JPG image to the Media Library, then link to its address, beginning with https and ending with .jpg.

    For the author name to appear once below the photo, remove the title from the Custom HTML widget in Appearance > Widgets. Then include the <h1 class="widget-title">Author Name</h1> snippet in the body of the widget.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  Ryan Zook.
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