PublishPress Authors Has a Gutenberg Block and More Profile Icons

PublishPress Authors 4.6 is now available, and it has several improvements to make the plugin easier to use.

When you install this update, you'll find a new block so you can quickly add author profiles to the Gutenberg block editor.

You'll also see a much better way to add icons to Author Boxes. For example, if you want to add Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or other fields for your authors, it's now easy to find the appropriate icon.

Icons for Author Fields

In this version of PublishPress Authors, it's much easier to add icons to author fields. For example, you can show an email icon next to an “Email Address” field, or a Facebook icon next to a “Facebook Profile” field.

You'll find support for two sources of icons: Dashicons and Font Awesome. Dashicons are part of the WordPress core, which means it is a lightweight and reliable source for icons. Font Awesome is a very popular source of icons for web projects.

In previous versions of PublishPress Authors, you had to find and insert the correct HTML for the icon. In this version, you'll see a modal window. You can search for either a Dashicon or a Font Awesome icon and then add it to your Author Box with a single click.

Icons for Author Fields

In this screenshot below, I've added many different social icons. Choosing the right icon is now as simple as clicking a button and selecting the icon you want.

All icons in PublishPress Authors Box

Gutenberg Block

There is now a Gutenberg block available for you to display the author box in any part of your content. Search for “Author Box” when inserting a new block.

Author Box Gutenberg block

In the sidebar of the editing screen, there are block settings that allow you to choose the Author Box format. With the addition of a block, there are now at least five different ways to add Author Fields to your site.

Choose Author Box format

Code Editor for Author Boxes Custom CSS

When you add custom CSS to Author Boxes, there is now a code editor for you to use. This helps you enter accurate CSS and prevents any formatting issues.

Code Editor for Author Boxes

More About PublishPress Authors

WordPress only allows you to add one author to each post. With the PublishPress Authors plugin, you can add many authors to one WordPress post.

Using PublishPress Authors, you can create detailed author profiles with fields and custom layouts. You can also organize your authors into categories, such as “Authors, “Coauthors”, “Reviewers” and more.

  • 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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