Since authors are the source of information on your blog, it is necessary to add them to the blog posts. It helps readers to see someone behind certain content instead of wondering where the information comes from.

However, before you create blog authors, you need how to fill out some basic settings in Magento 2 Blog. So, that's what you'll learn in this article.

General Blog Author Settings

In general settings, you define whether to display the author's name on the blog posts at all and whether to add the author's block.

1. Navigate to Stores > Configuration > Magefan Extensions > Blog and find the Author section.

2. Choose whether to Display Author Information or not. If you disable this option no information about the author of the post will be displayed on the blog post page.

If you decide to display author information the following options will appear:

  • Display Author Block which includes author photo, bio description, and social links. 
  • Display Post List by Author which displays the latest posts by author on the author page. If you enable this option you also need to select the Post List Template.

Note: the author's block and page are available in the Blog Plus or Extra.

  • Default Robots are included before the <head> closing tag in page HTML. They define whether web crawlers should index the author's page and follow the link there.

Blog Author Configurations

Once you finish, don't forget to save the settings and go to check the author block and page on the storefront.

This is how the author's block looks like at the bottom of the blog post page when enabled:

author block magento blog

If you press the read more link on the author's block you are directed to the author's page:

Magento Blog Author Page

Note: you can define the template for author's page in the post list settings.

Latest Posts by Author

If you want to encourage people to read more of the author's articles you can enable the Latest From Author section to the blog posts page. For that go to the post view settings.

Latest Posts by Author Option

That's how the section will look on frontend:

latest posts by author

Blog Author in the XML Sitemap

Finally, you can also include authors in the blog XML sitemap. For that, you need to scroll down to the XML Sitemap section. However, check out the blog sitemap settings first. 

blog author in xml sitemap magento