Display Options for PublishPress Authors

You have several different options for displaying authors using the PublishPress Authors plugin.

This guide has a video introduction, plus details on four different ways to show your authors.

Video guide to displaying authors

Option #1: Below the content

This feature will display the author box below your Posts.

  • Go to Authors > Settings and click the “Display” tab.
  • Check the box saying, “This will display the authors box at the end of the content”.
  • In the “Layout” box, you can choose from several layouts.
Authors Settings
Authors Settings

You will now see the PublishPress Authors box appear below the Posts on your site. This image shows where the box will display:

Authors Box Under Post
Authors Box Under Post

Option #2. The Post Authors Widget

When you install the add-on, PublishPress Authors automatically creates a widget that you can use to show the authors.

Go to Appearance > Widgets, and you can position your PublishPress Authors widget in any sidebar or widget area.

Click here to see more about the Post Authors widget.

The image below is a preview of how the widget may appear:

Authors Widget
Authors Widget

Option #3. The Shortcode

With PublishPress Authors shortcodes, you can display the author box in any part of the content.

Click here to find out more about shortcode options.

Option #4. Editing Your Theme or Plugin

PublishPress Authors allows you to show author details in your plugin or theme.

You can use the action “pp_multiple_authors_show_author_box” to display the author box programmatically:

<?php do_action( 'pp_multiple_authors_show_author_box' ); ?>

If you want more details on this option, click here for more on expanding on this code snippet.

Note: The Default WordPress Author Display

Most WordPress themes will have a default author byline and sometimes also an author profile box. We recommend that you either disable or replace these features. Please use one of the four options in this guide instead.

Most themes will allow you to hide the author byline and author box in the theme settings.

These features are limited out-of-box because of constraints imposed by the WordPress core. The basic WordPress author features just can not cope with more than one author … which is why we built PublishPress Authors.

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