How to Add an Author Box on WordPress Without Plugin.

Last updated on August 25th, 2023.

The author box is an excellent opportunity to give your blog a personal touch. The reader can see who wrote the content and they can further connect with you if they like.

There are a couple of WordPress plugins out there. But, actually, you don’t need a fancy plugin. With a couple of clicks, you can do it manually on WordPress.

Here’s how to add the author box on WordPress:

  1. On your WordPress dashboard, click on Users.

  2. Click on Edit below the author’s name.

  3. Fill in the names and biographical information.

  4. Add the profile picture.

  5. Click Update Profile.

  6. Open a recent blog post of yours and verify if the author box is appearing.

  7. Style the author box with custom CSS

    If you are not happy with the style of the default author box, then you can adapt it in the CSS. Click on Appearance on the left side menu, Customize and then Custom CSS/JS. Word of caution: You should be an advanced WordPress user to tweak your CSS.

Corina Burri

Corina is a SEO professional from Zürich. Since 2016 she's in SEO and has contributed to publications such as SEOFOMO, Tech SEO Tips, or iPullRank. When not grinding, she enjoys exploring Switzerland.

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