Newspack’s Author Profile block can be used to display biographical info for both WP users and Co-Authors Plus guest authors, if that plugin is active. This block is a useful component for building editorial staff pages or adding info on specific authors in the middle of a post or page.

Using the Newspack Author Profile Block

  1. In a post or page, use the Block Inserter and look for the “Author Profile” block (you’ll find it under the “Newspack” category of blocks):
  1. Type the name of an author or guest author to search for an author to display; or select an author from the list of suggestions.
  1. Style the block using the available options in the sidebar. The block preview should reflect how the block will appear on the front-end.