Do you wish to upload a picture of yourself as an author in WordPress?
The author’s gravatar is shown as the user’s profile image in the majority of WordPress themes by default. On the other hand, writers could prefer to use a different picture as their gravatar instead of this one.
In this piece, we will walk you through the process of adding an author’s picture to a WordPress post or page.
When Is It Necessary to Include an Author’s Image in a WordPress Post?
If you manage a WordPress site that is written by more than one author, you should seriously consider including an author info box into your articles. These author bio boxes often include a link to the author’s website or social accounts, as well as their profile picture and a short biography of the author.
The gravatar of the user is used as the author picture by the majority of WordPress themes in their default configuration. On the other hand, there are situations when you could decide to utilise a different picture for your author photo.
If you run a WordPress website, you may even have standards for the kinds of photographs you allow visitors to see in the spaces designated for author bios. Take for instance the possibility that you insist that all of your writers make use of professional-looking headshots.
If the author’s Gravatar does not adhere to your guidelines, you will need to change their profile and submit a picture that is more appropriate for your WordPress site.
Keeping this in mind, let’s have a look at the several ways an author picture may be added in WordPress.
How to Upload an Author’s Image on the WordPress Dashboard
Using the PublishPress Authors plugin is the quickest and simplest method to add an author picture to a WordPress post or page. This plugin will add a new page to the author’s WordPress dashboard called “Author Profile,” which will allow the author to change their own profile and upload an author picture.
It also gives site administrators the ability to alter the author’s profile, which includes the ability to change their profile picture.
To begin, you will need to download and install the PublishPress Authors plugin before activating it. If you are having trouble, then please refer to our tutorial on how to install a plugin for WordPress.
After activation, go to the Authors » Settings menu option. After that, you are free to go to the next step and choose the ‘Display’ option.
After you have done that, click on the dropdown menu labelled “Layouts,” and choose a layout from the available options that contains an author picture.
Let’s look at the several choices you have.
The “Boxed” layout is used by default. This provides a box that displays the author’s information, replete with a picture of the author.
The ‘Centered’ style is quite similar to the ‘Boxed’ layout; the only difference is that all of the author’s information is centred within the author bio box in the ‘Centered’ layout.
Both the ‘Inline with avatar’ and the ‘Simple List’ layouts provide a place for an author picture to be shown on the page. The following is an example of the Simple List layout.
Please be advised that none of the two layouts have room for a bio on their respective pages. Even if the author includes a bio in their submission, it will not be shown on your website.
After you have selected your layout, be sure you click the “Save Changes” option. When I visit your website, I can now see the author photographs that are shown on your WordPress pages and posts.
Anyone who has registered on your site with the Author role will now have the ability to add a picture by utilising the settings for their “Author Profile” that can be found in their WordPress dashboard.
How to Edit an Author’s Picture in the WordPress Dashboard?
You are able to utilise PublishPress Authors in your capacity as an administrator to alter any of the individual author images that are shown on your website. This comes in handy in the event that an author selects a picture for their post that does not mesh well with the aesthetic of your website.
Simply go to Authors » Authors in order to update the image associated with an author.
You will now be presented with a list of all of the writers who have signed up for your WordPress blog.
You will be able to edit an author’s profile if you click on the link that says “Edit Author Profile” here.
After that, you should simply choose the ‘Image’ option.
PublishPress will, by default, look for a gravatar that is associated with the author’s email account and attempt to locate it. To use a different picture of the author, use the ‘Custom image’ radio option from the drop-down menu.
After you have completed those steps, click the “Select Image” button. You are now able to choose a picture from the media library that is stored in your WordPress installation, or you may upload a new image.
After that, all you need to do is click the “Update” button.
This brand-new picture will serve as the author photo on your website going forward.
We really hope that this post was helpful in guiding you through the process of adding an author’s picture in WordPress. You may also check out our comparison of the top membership plugins for WordPress, or have a look at our in-depth article that explains how to install Google Analytics in WordPress.