My Author Bio Shortcode WordPress plugin has received a substantial update today, adding a bunch of new options.
Thanks to some helpful and constructive criticism from Richard Tubb about my blog I’ve been making a few updates including wanting to put a bio below each post, which reminded me I already had a handle little tool for that! Not satisfied that it only printed out the bio, I wanted to add my avatar and also some wrapper HTML to make styling the whole thing a little easier.
Version 2.0 of Author Bio Shortcode now does that. If you want to use it, or upgrade, I’d suggesting checking out the usage instructions at the WordPress.org plugin repository to see the fine detail. You can also see it in action at the bottom of this post!
Update! Based on Nara’s comments I’ve just added some name parameters too, so that you can add the author’s name as well as bio.
I finally got round to updating this quick-release Author Bio Shortcode plugin. The main changes are background stuff and making sure it’s compatible with the latest version of WordPress (v3.2.1 as I type).
One important feature is that I’ve locked in compatibility only to v3.2.1 and older. If you’re using a version of WordPress prior to 3.2.1 you won’t be able to activate. Upgrade!
Secondly, while the original version only allowed you to place the bio of the current post’s author (i.e. it would print my bio here because I’m the author of this post), you can now specify an author using one of three methods.
Here’s some examples…
Show the current post author’s bio:
Display the author bio of the author with user ID #4:
Display the author bio of the author whose username is ‘bobby’:
Display the bio of the author whose e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org:
This is really useful for creating a “team” page on your site.
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, leave them here or on the WordPress.org forums.
If you use it and it works, please leave a rating and mark it as working on it’s WordPress.org plugin page!
I’ve just written a quick and simple plugin. It provides a shortcode which, when inserted into a post or page, will print out the bio of the author as provided in their profile.
You can download from WordPress.org now.
Any issues/requests, use the comments below.