Post Author – core/post-author

Add the author of this post.

Use the Post Author block to display the author of the post.


Post Author block screenshot


Show avatar toggled off. No Bio

Avatar size 48×48. No Bio

Avatar size 96×96. With Show Bio toggled on.


  • The Post Author block can be used in posts and pages and in theme templates and template parts.
  • Author Settings include:
    • Author select list
    • Show avatar toggle
    • Avatar size select list: 24 x 24, 48 x 48, 96 x 96
    • Show bio toggle.
  • Use the Show bio toggle to display or hide the author’s biography defined in Users > Edit > About Yourself – Biographical Info.
  • In my opinion Author Settings should come before the Typography and Colour settings.
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  • There is no option to link to the author’s posts. eg
  • Change text alignmentUse Change text alignment to choose how to align the text.
    • Align text leftUse the Align text left drop-down from the toolbar to align text to the left.
    • Align text centreAlign content centrally.
    • Align text rightUse the Align text right drop-down from the toolbar to align text to the right.
  • BoldUse Bold to mark selected text as bold.
  • ItalicUse Italic to mark selected text as italic.
  • LinkUse Link to create a hyperlink to your highlighted text.
  • More rich text controlsFind more text controls in this dropdown.
    • Inline codeUse inline code feature to format code snippets within your text.
    • Inline imageInsert an inline image.
    • StrikethroughUse Strikethrough to strikethrough the selected text.
    • SubscriptUse Subscript to add subscript to your highlighted text.
    • SuperscriptUse Superscript to add superscript to your highlighted text.
    • Text colourUse Text colour to change the colour of the selected text
  • More optionsDisplay more options
    • Show More SettingsShow the block settings in the sidebar.
    • CopyCopy the block to the clipboard.
    • DuplicateUse Duplicate to create a copy of the block.
    • Insert AfterInsert a new block after the selected block(s).
    • Insert BeforeInsert a new block before the selected block(s).
    • Move To Use Move To to move a block. Up/Down or Left/Right
    • Edit as HTMLEdit the HTML of the block.
    • GroupTransform the selected block(s) into a group.
    • Add to Reusable blocksCreate a Reusable block.
    • Remove blockDelete the block.

Post Author transforms to:

  • Columns
  • Group