How to Display Multiple Authors on Your Site

You have at least five different options for displaying authors using the Multiple Authors plugin. Scroll down to see these five options:


Option #1: Below the content

By default, the add-on will display the author box below your Posts.

  • Go to Authors > Settings and click the “Display” tab.
  • Make sure the “Show below the content” box is checked.

The image below shows a WordPress post with three authors selected. The names of the authors show, and so do their avatars:


Option #2. Using the Widget

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

Go to Appearance > Widgets, and you can position your Multiple Authors widget in any sidebar or widget area. The image below is a preview of how the widget may appear:


Option #3. Using the Shortcode

With Multiple 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

Multiple 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.


Option #5. Using the Default WordPress Author Display

Multiple Authors can modify the default author display. This feature works on some themes, but not all. This mixed compatibility is because some theme designers add their own customizations to this author output. However, Multiple Authors also allows you to modify your theme and control the display.

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