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How to setup the Genesis Author Box

The Author Box in Genesis and Genesis Child Themes displays an author image and an author bio, exactly like the one with my photo and bio seen at the end of this tutorial.

To set up the Author Box display, there are really just 2 easy steps.

Step 1 – Set up your Gravatar

The author image is a Gravatar or Globally Recognized Avatar. Your Gravatar follows you from site to site and appears when you make comments on websites, forums and, in this case, the image for your author bio.

To set up your Gravatar, visit Gravatar.com, and signup for a free account. Your Gravatar image is associated with your email address, so it is important that you use the email address associated with your WordPress username.

Step 2 – Write your Author Bio

To display your author bio, go to your profile in the WordPress admin menu.

On your profile page, you will see several sections, including Name, Contact Info, and About Yourself. Simply fill out your Bio in the About Yourself section, click the update profile button, and you’re done!

You’ll see in the image below that I’ve added a link. You may want to include a link to a full About Page, your Twitter Profile, or your Facebook page.

About Jennifer Baumann

I am an avid horseback rider, animal lover, and freelance designer. I love working with WordPress and Genesis and work for Copyblogger Media as a Technical Support Advocate.

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