[Support request] Is there a way to Link to Author “Profile” using the Dynamic Headline?

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  • #2070598
    Miklos

    All I can find is an option to link to “Author Archives”, and the “Author Meta” which I can’t get to work.

    Is there a way to link to the author profile page specifically?

    #2070610
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    Is the author profile page a static page you’ve created?

    Let me know πŸ™‚

    #2070618
    Miklos

    Yes it will be, not yet created yet tho

    #2070622
    Miklos

    If wordpress comes with an Author page out of the box, I’d prefer to link to that, though.

    #2070635
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support

    I believe you would need a custom field solution as explained in this video:

    Let me know πŸ™‚

    #2070738
    Miklos

    Sorry, I don’t understand how this helps.

    I think the only thing relevant in the video you shared is mention of the “Custom fields” but I don’t see that box when editing a Post, or even how it relates tbh. The rest of the video is just talking about how to create a block element with dynamic components but I know that already.

    On all posts I am displaying the author, and I’d like the author name to link to the author profile page. But the only option I see that works to link to is “Author archives”

    Is there something in the “Author meta” that could link to a profile page?

    #2070749
    Miklos

    Maybe I’ll just convert the author archives page into more of a bio at the top, is that what you were referring to also?

    #2070756
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    To expand on Leo’s point:

    You’ll need to add a URL type custom field to the User Role so you can tie-in the link to the profile on the Author’s meta.

    Something like this (assuming you’re using ACF) –

    Creation of the custom field – https://share.getcloudapp.com/4guZ7dZw
    The actual field appearing on the User’s profile – https://share.getcloudapp.com/llu6wrk1

    You then pull this URL value on the Block Element’s dynamic values. You can fetch the value from Author meta and input the custom field slug like this – https://share.getcloudapp.com/o0uZx5RY

    Note: display_name is used as the dynamic text but the link still points to the URL you’ve added on the custom field. πŸ˜€

    Maybe I’ll just convert the author archives page into more of a bio at the top, is that what you were referring to also?

    that can work too. You’re basically turning the author archive page into a mix of Author’s profile + the posts the author made. πŸ˜€

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