Author Bio for WordPress Theme

Adding an Author Bio to Your WordPress Theme: A Developer’s Guide

If you’re a developer looking to add an author bio to your WordPress theme, this guide is for you. In this post, we’ll provide you with the basic code needed to add an author bio to your site. However, if you’re not a developer and your theme doesn’t include an author bio, you can use a plugin instead. Check out our other post “How To Add an Author Box to Your WordPress Site” for some suggestions.

Adding an Author Bio Using PHP/HTML

To get started with adding your author bio to your site, use the following sample code. This code will display the author name and description, with the name linking to the author’s posts page. Typically, this code would be added below your blog posts, somewhere inside the single.php file or singular.php file. Just make sure to change text_domain to your theme’s Text Domain, and you can change the “60” to the size you want your author avatar to be.

Adding Styling to Your Author Bio Using CSS

To give your author box some basic styling, add the following CSS to your style.css file:

#author-bio {

padding: 20px 0;

border-top: 1px solid #ddd;

border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;


#author-avatar {

float: left;

margin-right: 20px;

border: 1px solid #D6D6D6;

border-radius: 5px;


#author-details {

overflow: hidden;


#author-details h2 {

font-size: 18px;

font-weight: bold;

margin: 0 0 15px;


Adding Your Author Bio Description

To ensure that your description shows up in the bio section, you need to add it to your user profile in your WordPress dashboard. This can be done under your user edit screen, which you can access via Users > Your Profile. Edit the “Biographical Info” field to add your author bio description.


Adding an author bio to your WordPress theme is a great way to give credit to the authors of your blog posts. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can easily add an author bio using PHP/HTML and CSS. If you’re not a developer, you can use a plugin instead. Either way, adding an author bio is a simple way to improve the user experience on your WordPress site.

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