Creating an Author Bio for Blog Posts in Squarespace
Today we’ve got a fun little hack for you! Want to add individual author bios to your Squarespace blog posts? You might have seen them on our blog posts and it’s a super simple hack just like when we showed you how to add sliding testimonials to Squarespace websites. Let’s get straight to it!
HERE’S WHAT AN AUTHOR BIO COULD LOOK LIKE!
1. CREATE A NEW BLOG
Add a new “Blog” page type to the ‘Not Linked’ section. Name it ‘authors’ or something similar that makes sense for you.
2. ADD A NEW BLOG POST
Add a new blog post for each person that will need their own author bio. As you can see, we have 4!
3. ADD A THUMBNAIL + BIO
Now head into one of the posts you’ve created (or the first one if you’re yet to make multiple) and go to ‘Settings’ and then the ‘Options’ tab.
4. ADD A TAG FOR THE NAME OF THE AUTHOR
Go back to the main settings of the blog post and add a tag (not a category!) with the name of the author. Save the blog post and go to your main blog where we’ll now add the bios.
5. ADD A SUMMARY CAROUSEL
Find a blog post that you want to add your author bio to (it could be a template that you use for future posts too). Click the black line as if you were going to add an image or text block and look for the ‘Carousel’ Summary block.
6. CHOOSE THE AUTHOR BIO AS YOUR CONTENT FOR THE SUMMARY CAROUSEL
7. CHOOSE THE TAG THAT YOU SET FOR THE AUTHOR
8. ADJUST ANY OTHER DISPLAY OPTIONS YOU WANT
If you don’t have a bio thumbnail turn off the thumbnail option, as well as any other display controls you want so that bio looks how you want it to. We created our images in circles before loading them, so that’s also an option!
THAT’S IT! NOW YOU CAN ADD AUTHOR BIOS TO ALL OF YOUR BLOG POSTS
To make it easier on yourself you can create a template post that includes the summary block and duplicate that post each time. This will cut down on your time off adding the summary block and changing all the settings each time. Alternatively you can just duplicate the post you just made!
Let us know if you have any questions and for a full view on how to do this check out our video of it below!