How do I create a new author?

If you'd like to associate content with specific writers or editors, use the Author Manager. This article will show you how to add a new author to your website.

When you create or edit an article or blog post, you may select an author for that piece of content.

This is the name that will appear in the byline.

By associating content with authors, you may present content by author on the website.

And include the author's bio, if you choose, at the top or bottom of an article or blog post.

To add a New Author

Access the Author Manager in the Main Navigation under Editorial.

Click on the plus sign to create a new Author. 

You can edit existing authors from this screen as well. Learn how to edit an existing author.

Add your Author's details.

Not all fields will appear on every website.

Start with the basics. The only field required is Last Name.

The Email address does not have to be displayed on the author profile, but it is an option.

The Twitter Handle allows authors to enter their Twitter info.

Add more detail
  1. Provide a description for this author.
  1. You may want to use this space for a bio. Content should be pasted in HTML or typed into the WYSIWYG editor and saved.
  1. Associate an image from your Media Manager for this author.
  1. Selecting the browse button will call up the Media Manager. A full-size image and a thumbnail can be associated with a single author.

Tag your author with relevant topic or category.

Topic/Category: This is highly specific to each website. Some websites don’t categorize authors based on subject matter expertise.

Classification: Some websites don’t classify authors; while others may have a detailed hierarchy. For example, a website may have authors who are bloggers, columnists, featured experts, and staff reporters.

When you are finished updating your author, click Save Changes.

A notice appear when the new author has been saved to the database.

You can now select this author from the Article Manager and view their author landing page on your site.