We’ll dig into your About Page later. For now, this blog exercise is dedicated to updating your profile on your site.
In my popular series, “Managing Multiple Bloggers in WordPress,” I covered more than you could ever want or need to know about contributors and authors in WordPress.
In “Customizing the WordPress Author Page” and “Customizing the Author Bio Box” I covered extensive information on how to customize and promote the author bio in the post meta data section at the bottom of every post and the author pageview. The process begins with your blog exercise today.
Your blog exercise is to go to the WordPress Administration Pages to Users > My Profile and complete the Basic Details, specifically the bio area now called “About You.”
In the About You section, enter the information in HTML. While you may not customize the information in the form much, you can link to your About Page and other pages on your site and off.
Describe who you are, what you do, why you blog, the basic information people need to know to find verification and support in what you publish.
Keep it short. Typically 200 words is more than enough. If you completed the blog exercise on how to introduce yourself in “10 words or less,” use that statement here.
Most WordPress Themes today display this bio at the bottom of every post in your author bio section of the post meta data section, and at the top of the author pageview. If you are on a self-hosted or managed WordPress site, see “Customizing the WordPress Author Page” and “Managing Multiple Authors: Customizing the Author Bio Box” for information on how to further customize these areas within your WordPress Theme.
If you would like to share your updated bio, paste a link to a post on your site or the author pageview in the comments below requesting we take a look. If you would like a critique on your bio, please be specific with how soft or hard you wish it to be so we don’t hurt any feelings.
If you blog about this subject, remember to include a hat tip link back to this post to create a trackback, or leave a properly formed link in the comments so participants can check out your blog exercise task.