Add Author’s Profile Picture and Name in Multi Author Blog

In this tutorial, we will see how to add the author’s profile picture and name on a Blogger blog just below the post title. Not only that this can give your blog that personal touch but attaching an image to your blog posts in Blogger can help visitors identify, and perhaps have a level of trust with you. Also, this could be a great addition to blogs with multiple authors, since the info for each publisher will be shown below the titles of their respective posts and this way, they will get the proper credit for their work.

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Related: How to Add or Invite Multiple Authors in Blogger

Adding the Author’s Profile Picture / Avatar and Name in Blogger

Step 1. From the Blogger Dashboard, go to “Template” and click the “Edit HTML” button.

Step 2. Click anywhere inside the code area and press the CTRL + F keys to open the search box. Paste the following code inside the search box, then hit Enter to find it:

<span class=’post-author vcard’>

Just below this line is the rest of code, which should look something like this:

              <span class=’post-author vcard’>
                <b:if cond=’data:top.showAuthor’>
                  <b:if cond=’data:post.authorProfileUrl’>
                    <span class=’fn’ itemprop=’author’ itemscope=’itemscope’ itemtype=’http://schema.org/Person’>
                      <meta expr:content=’data:post.authorProfileUrl’ itemprop=’url’/>
                      <a expr:href=’data:post.authorProfileUrl’ rel=’author’ title=’author profile’>
                        <span itemprop=’name’><data:post.author/></span>
                      </a>
                    </span>
                  <b:else/>
                    <span class=’fn’ itemprop=’author’ itemscope=’itemscope’ itemtype=’http://schema.org/Person’>
                      <span itemprop=’name’><data:post.author/></span>
                    </span>
                  </b:if>
                </b:if> 
</span>

Note: If you are using a custom template, it could look something like this:

<span class=’post-author vcard’>
<b:if cond=’data:top.showAuthor’>
<data:top.authorLabel/>
<span class=’fn’><data:post.author/>
</span>
</b:if>
</span>

Step 3. Now that you found the code, delete it. Please note that it should start and end with the tags marked in yellow. This code is repeated two times in the template’s code and you will need to remove both occurrences.

Step 4. Next, search for this line (you’ll find it twice but stop on the second one):

<div class=’post-header-line-1’/>

Step 5. Just below the line, paste the following code:

<span class=’post-author vcard’>
<b:if cond=’data:post.author == &quot;AuthorName&quot;’>
<span class=’author’><a href=’Author-Profile-URL‘><img src=’Author-Image-URL‘/></a></span>
</b:if>
        <b:if cond=’data:top.showAuthor’>
          <data:top.authorLabel/>
            <b:if cond=’data:post.authorProfileUrl’>
              <span class=’fn’>
                <a expr:href=’data:post.authorProfileUrl’ itemprop=’author’ rel=’author’ title=’author profile’>
                  <data:post.author/>
                </a>
              </span>
            <b:else/>
              <span class=’fn’><data:post.author/></span>
            </b:if>
        </b:if>
      </span>

Replace the AuthorName text with the EXACT name that appears on the Blogger profile, i.e. the one that appears in the posts or comments. If it is added in a different way, Blogger will not recognize the username, nor the image and the code will not work.

To display the author’s pic, add the URL of the author’s Blogger profile and the image URL by replacing the text in blue. It is recommended to use an image with a maximum height of 40px and 40px wide. Once done, the photo of the author will appear next to the “posted by” text just below the post title.

Now for those who maintain a blog with more than one author, you will need to add the following code just above <b:if cond=’data:top.showAuthor’>

<b:if cond=’data:post.author == &quot;AuthorName2&quot;’>
<span class=’author’><a href=’Author2-Profile-URL‘><img src=’Author2-Image-URL‘/></a></span>
</b:if>

If you have more than two authors, repeat this block of code for each author that you want to add.

Now, let’s go one step further and add the CSS styles.

Step 6. Search using CTRL + F for this tag:

]]></b:skin>

Just above the ]]></b:skin> tag, paste the following CSS code:

.post-header {
width: 100%;
padding: 2px 5px;
margin: 5px;
clear: both;
float: left;
}
.author img{
float: left;
margin: 0px 5px 10px 0px;
max-width:100%;
height:45px;
border-radius: 10px;
}
.post-author{
color:#777;
font-size: 13px;
font-style: italic;
}
.post-author a {
color:#777; }

Note: to change the size of avatar, modify the 45px> value.

Step 7. Click on the “Save template” button and that’s it. You should see now the profile picture and name of the Blogger author below the title of each post.

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