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Adding an author box using WordPress and Genesis

I use the Genesis Framework and a StudioPress theme. This is how I added an author box below my blog posts. I also added some introductory text above the archive page for my blog posts.

In the WordPress dashboard, go to…

Users > Your Profile, there are three lots of information you can add.

  • About Yourself: (displays “About” followed by your user-name. E.g. About Mike) This is automatically generated. You don’t type anything in to a box.
  • Biographical Info: Type information you want to display under the “About Mike” headline. This information appears below every post YOU write.
  • Author Archive SEO Settings: This adds an SEO title and description to your post listing page. This is the link text and description you would see if Google’s lists this archive page.

Author Archive Settings

  • Custom Archive Headline: Type some text to appear as a headline above YOUR blog post ARCHIVE listing.
  • Custom Description Text: Type some text to appear as the text above YOUR blog post ARCHIVE
    listing.

This information appears above the FIRST page of YOUR blog post ARCHIVE listing.

Author Archive SEO Settings

  • Custom Document Title: SEO title for YOUR blog post ARCHIVE listing page.
  • Meta Description: Meta Description for YOUR blog post ARCHIVE listing page.

Author Box (on – off settings)

  • Enable Author Box on this User’s Posts? (YES)
  • Enable Author Box on this User’s Archives? (NO)

Screen Shots (click images for full size)

This box appears at the top of your blog post custom archive page.
This box appears at the top of your blog post custom archive page.
This biographical info appears below blog posts YOU write.
This biographical info appears below blog posts YOU write.
How to open the custom archive page for this post's author.
How to open the custom archive page for this post’s author.
User profile author settings page.
User profile author settings page.