Author Bios


The bottom of every page in the theme can optionally show a short biography of the site author, including a profile picture, email link, and location.

Setting up the author bio

A set of configuration options are used for displaying the biography.

[params]
  Author = "Author Name"
  Avatar = "images/site-logo.svg"
  Biography = "A short description, a few sentences describing the author. Set
               the 'ShowBio' parameter to false to hide this."
  ShowBio = true

[params.indieWeb]
    EmailAddress = "email.address@example.com"
    Country = "CountryName"
    City = "CityName"

Specifics on each setting item are as follows:

  • Author: Your name; this is the site author name.
  • Avatar: The path to your profile picture. By default, it will show the theme's logo (/static/images/site-logo.svg).
  • Biography: Hopefully the placeholder text here is self-explanatory; add a couple of short sentences about yourself here.
  • ShowBio: If you prefer not to show the author bio, set this to false. By default, it's set to true.
  • EmailAddress: The email address at which you can be contacted.
  • Country: The name of the country in which you live.
  • City: The name of the city in which you live.

IndieWeb features

The following classes are used to mark up the author bio for IndieWeb parsing:

Element Class
The author card h-card
Profile picture u-photo
Author URL* p-name, u-url, rel=me
City p-locality
Country p-country-name
Email address u-email
Biography p-note

*Author URL is set to the site's base URL.

Site Author Name

CityName, CountryName
Email me

A short description, a few sentences describing the author. Set the 'ShowBio' parameter to false to hide this.