Introduction to Author Pages

The WordPress core provides author pages that display the posts written by each author. These author pages will normally be located at a URL like this /author/username/.

Out-of-the-box, PublishPress Authors does support these author pages. However, sometimes there are complications, often involving third party themes. This is because PublishPress Authors does not use the normal WordPress approach to storing author information.

The most common issue is that wrong name appears on author pages. You can fix this by modifying your theme. However, if you don't want to modify your theme, you can use the “Author Pages” feature provided by PublishPress Authors.

  • Go to “Authors”, then “Settings”, then “Author Pages”.
  • Check the box “Enable author pages”.

PublishPress Authors will now replace the default WordPress author pages. The URLs of the pages will not change, but you can now customize the pages using the settings on this screen.

Author Pages Settings
Author Pages Settings

Your author page will appear with an author box on the top of the screen and the author's posts underneath. This image below was created using the “List” option for “Author pages layout”

List Layout
List Layout

This next image shows the “Grid” layout for the author page of the same author:

Grid Layout
Grid Layout

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