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The About Author widget

With this theme, you get a custom About Author widget. With this you can upload a photo, add a brief introduction, and then add some personal social networking buttons (not icons).

One thing to make note of is that because this theme has a single column sidebar, it already contains a social icon menu included. However, if you decide to not use the menu method for your social profiles, you can use the Author Widget. You also have the option not to use the social settings in the Author Widget.

Available Social Linking

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram
  • Youtube
  • Reddit
  • Vimeo

Setting Up an Author Widget

  1. Go to Appearance >> Widgets
  2. Drag a Blog Writer Pro: Author Info widget into the sidebar position you want
  3. Begin filling in the fields. For the image field, you can use the Upload Image button to select a photo from your Media Library or upload a new one. I would recommend an image around 350px in width; height can be what you want.
  4. Add in the social profile page URL’s for the ones the author has and leave the others empty. For example, your URL would be like: https://twitter.com/yourprofilename
  5. Click “Save & Publish

NOTE – You might notice I have an exclamation mark before the widget title….this is to hide the widget title from the front-end of the site when using the Remove Widget Title plugin. I recommend you try this plugin out if you don’t want a widget title showing but need it for the Admin side.