Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets »Authors Widget

The Authors Widget lets you showcase your blog’s writers in your sidebar.

This widget can display the names or avatars of all your blog’s writers, links to a list of all their former posts, as well as links to posts they’ve recently written. It will show posts from these user roles: Contributors, Authors, Editors, and Administrators.

Here’s an example of what it looks like when it’s activated on a blog sidebar:

Once you add the widget to your sidebar from Appearance → Widgets, you’ll see that the widget settings look like this:

Title – Set the title to be shown above the authors list. (i.e. Writers, Authors)

Display all authors – If you do not want to show authors that haven’t published yet, leave this box unchecked. If you want to show all authors, check it.

Number of posts to show for each author – Along with showing the authors and a link to a list of all their former posts, the widget can display links to authors’ recently published posts right in the sidebar. Select from 0 to 10 posts.

Avatar Size (px) – Set the display size for the avatars or choose not to show avatars at all. (Avatars must be set to display in the Discussion Settings for this to work.)

If you only want to display your authors’ avatars, without showing their names or links to their former posts, check out the Author Grid Widget.

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