Adding an Author information page with CSS

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  • #1304918

    nisechang
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    I’d like to find out if there is any way I can customize my author page as I have multiple authors in my blog. I’d like to display some information on the author, as opposed to the respective author’s archives.

    I also know that for wordpress.org you need to edit the author.php template, but that’s not possible for wordpress.com. That being said, is there any way I can edit the author page? Perhaps with CSS codes?

    The template that I am using is called The Columnist.

    The blog I need help with is craftndraft.com.

    #1305221

    I’d like to display some information on the author, as opposed to the respective author’s archives.

    In order to do this at WordPress.com, it would need to be built into the theme and The Columnist theme does not have an author page built in.

    Twenty Thirteen is one example of a theme that does include author information from the Users > My Profile page, but (like most themes) only includes the “About you” description:
    http://twentythirteendemo.wordpress.com/author/themedemos/

    I also know that for wordpress.org you need to edit the author.php template, but that’s not possible for wordpress.com. That being said, is there any way I can edit the author page? Perhaps with CSS codes?

    There isn’t. An author page isn’t included for The Columnist theme, and CSS is only for changing the appearance of elements that already exist on a page. CSS cannot add a new page or new functions.

    If you wanted to get complete control over the code or be able to add your own author.php page, moving to a WordPress.org setup would be the way to do it. See this page for more info if you’re interested:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    #1305225

    nisechang
    Member

    Thank you!

    #1305226

    http://craftndraft.com/ looks great btw! And I like what you did on “The Team” page.

    #1305227

    nisechang
    Member

    Thank you very much! I really appreciate the feedback :D

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