WordPress “About the Author” Tutorial

Learn how to create your own custom “About the Author” box. Link to my new video course:

Link to download .zip of theme files as shown in this video (note: this is not a “complete” WordPress theme yet and this download is only intended for educational purposes to dissect and review):

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32 responses to “WordPress “About the Author” Tutorial”

  1. Jack Spencer Avatar

    This is an excellent tutorial. Thank you!

  2. jellycoding Avatar

    Great. However there is a bug in the Other posts by section. If you remember you created a post-format called aside. The function of that was to not write a title and if an aside-format post is one of the 3 just the list-bullet show. Yea I know it's not that hard to fix with coding-logic. But I just wanted to tell you.

  3. A Schopenhauer Avatar

    If anyone wants to create a content-single.php file, you can start by copying everything in content.php and pasting it in the new content-single.php file. You will additionally need to call the content-single.php template from single.php. This can be done by changing the get_template_part('content', get_post_format()) statement in the single.php file to get_template_part('content', 'single'). At this point you can follow the video and start adding the 'author' code to the content-single.php file just as it is shown in the video.

  4. Aj Allen Avatar

    Wow, I just can't grasp how you can know all this stuff, not only remembering all the syntax, but how to implement it. But Im really enjoying the series… wish I had of started with php years ago, instead of persevering with visual studio and asp, this is just so much better and probably easier to understand. Thanks again.

    I'm wondering, is there anywhere online that has a complete list of all the php tags that can be used? Some sort of reference guide as no way can I ever remember things like "get_the_author_meta ('nickname')" and the 10001 other snippets that you have used.

  5. Eunice James Avatar

    Awesome work!! keep it up!

  6. Aniruddha Roy Avatar

    you are very very great tutor,i am a very big fan of your chanel,i grasp all of your wordpress video.sir i have an request could you please make some video on wordpess how to create theme options for wordpress.
    Eagerly waiting for your reply…

  7. Pushpakumara Subasinghe Avatar

    Thanks sir for the tutorial…

  8. Sami Pajaziti Avatar

    Brad everything looks cool with my theme I learned to make themes from your channel but I want to ask how or is it posible to make the opinion post and news post to be chosen from the user in wordpress like if they want a different category instead of opinion and news.I know that you can change them in coding but to change them from wordpress ??

  9. Pararajasingam Sujeevan Avatar

    Are the codes you created two years ago still valid in PHP 7.1 ?

  10. Mr Hassan Javed Avatar

    please make a video for make own new Widget.

  11. ali hussain Avatar

    thanks sir today i complete you'r 19 wordpress tutorials, i learn many new things , , , know plz tell me something about plugin creation

  12. Rodrigo Hernán Olave Carrasco Avatar

    Do you know how to create custom fields for custom posts??

  13. FarelForever Avatar

    These tutorials certainly taught me a lot, but I'm still not really able to convert a client's website into WordPress, as he uses a lot of Javascript…

  14. Omi kabira Avatar

    I had no single idea about wordpress theme development but by using your tutorials i can develop a theme now.. thanxx alottt .. 🙂 please make videos for plugins also..

  15. Alam Talash Avatar

    You are the master, simply bravo. keep posting new videos. I have gone to all series of your tutorials and they are very helpful.

  16. Katrine Gitz Avatar

    Hi Brad, I made it to this tutorial, and now I have another question 🙂 I cannot seem to understand where you create your content-single.php file? As far as I can see it is not the same as the content.php or the single.php. I would love it if you could clear this up? I see I'm not the only one struggling with this question. Thanks again for the awesome videos! 🙂

  17. Kristina Avatar

    hahahah you really made me laugh with the Kitty's post 😀 great job on tutorial, thanks! 🙂

  18. Pedro Pires de Ávila Avatar

    Why do not just use a p tag instead of wpautop function?

    <p> <?php echo get_the_author_meta('description') ?> </p>

  19. Mike P Avatar

    Love these tutorials! Could you also teach how to add a custom logo to a theme so it can be easily changed from the customize admin?

  20. Husain Ahmmed Avatar

    Where is the content-single.php file coming from?

  21. Ghunva Tazeen Avatar

    Thank you soo much God bless you sir ….can you please tell me how can we add services section in our dashboard??

  22. Simple Technology Avatar

    Hello! I just discovered your channel and I have to say, you are the best. I'm so exciting about learning wordpress + php (i just learned HTML + CSS) and you are the only one who know how to explain to a beginner in this subject. When the morning starts, I'm going to play your videos and starting my first wordpress theme. Thank you so much!

  23. Jesse Shack Avatar

    Brad you are seriously underappreciated. I've been following your WordPress series since the very start and they are by far the best videos about WordPress on YouTube. You've got a gift for teaching and it is amazing you're back on YouTube making these tutorials.

  24. Nikko Zabala Avatar

    hello, where is the content-single coming from? and what is its use?? also what is the difference between content-single vs single.php.. thanks! i watch the entire series but havent seen the content-single created.

  25. Alice Parry Avatar

    Hi, I need a little help with the child menus. I have been looking through the code you give at the end of each lesson and the ones I have checked afterthe lesson on child menu's don't seem to have any code relating to the display of child menus. Did you take it out at some point and I haven't noticed.

    Thanks 🙂

  26. Isaac Omotayo Bakare Avatar

    how can i use a video with a blog post instead of an image

  27. harsh pathak Avatar

    One more great video. Also start some plugin/widgets development series. 🙂

  28. Kwisatsoundman Avatar

    Really great learning experience, because everything you type actually makes sense for the viewer as you type it!
    This is nice to not have to rely on a third-party "Author plugin"! Plus, we can customize the look and feel of the Author section exactly the way we want.
    Maybe the next step would be to embed this functionnality in our own plugin (including the conditional display), so that we can activate and deactivate this feature with the click of a button, depending on the needs of the client?

  29. sayed akbarali Avatar

    Thank you for updating me

  30. MK Zero Avatar

    how to use AJAX with WordPress

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