Create a Page With All Your WordPress Authors

The last year has been dominated by AI technology. Lazy publishers are racing to produce articles in minutes using AI tools.

What happens if you want to go in the opposite direction? What happens if you value high-quality content and think you'll be rewarded in the long-run?

In that case, you want to showcase the authors on your website. When you're using human authors to create content, it's important to demonstrate their value.

Promoting your authors is a good idea for your visitors and for search engines. Google's E-E-A-T stands for Expertise, Experience, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness. It's a concept used by Google's search team to evaluate the quality and credibility of a website's content.

If you have a WordPress website, E-E-A-T is going to have some influence on where you appear in Google's search results. And a key part of E-E-A-T is showing that your authors are experts.

How to Show Your Authors are Experts

The PublishPress Authors plugin allows you to create beautiful profiles for your site's authors. You can add social media links, recent posts, custom layouts and much more.

PublishPress Authors gives you many extra features, such as custom author pages and lists of authors. You can also organize your authors into categories, such as “Authors, “Coauthors”, “Reviewers” and more.

This screenshot below is a preview of what's possible with the PublishPress Authors plugin. You can add SEO schema data to these profiles to make these profiles visible and useful for search engines.

Boxed Categories layout

How to Show All Your Authors

The Author Lists feature in the PublishPress Authors plugin allows you to show a custom display of authors. You'll find this feature by going to “Authors” then “Author Lists” in your WordPress admin menu.

First, let's take a look at the “Author Index” view that can organize your authors alphabetically. This screenshot below shows a preview of this “Author Index” view. There are a row of letters on the top of this display. If you click on any of the letters, you'll be able to drill down to view only the authors whose names begin with that letter.

Author Index List layout

The “Author Recent List” view allows you to show your authors, together with their most recent posts. This image below shows the “Author Recent” view. Each author has their name, profile image, and five most recent posts.

Author Recent layout

You can also use any of the default layouts available in the Authors Box feature. This next screenshot shows how you can choose the “Boxed “layout for your Authors List.

Author Lists choose layout

In the Pro version of PublishPress Authors you can show a search box on your Author List. If you have a busy site with many authors, you want to add a search box to the Authors List. In the screenshot below, you can see that a search box has been added to the Author Lists layout.

Author Search

You can extend this search option and allow users to search on custom fields. This feature supports all core WordPress fields and all custom fields in PublishPress Authors Pro. This image below shows the output with the field dropdown. The extra fields are placed next to the search box:

Author Fields Search

Author List Summary

Here's our version of an authors page. You can see everyone who creates content for the PublishPress blog.

If you value your writers, check out the PublishPress Authors plugin. By creating attractive and useful author profiles, you can demonstrate to your visitors and search engines that you're producing valuable, high-quality content.

  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of PublishPress. He's been working with open source software for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin.

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