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Add Professional Multi-Author Box With Social Icons In Blogger

Last Updated on: 2019-11-03T06:24:26Z   /   Read
Are you an author of a blog? Do you want to show credentials at the end of blogger posts for articles you publish? If yes, I have shared this professional multi-author box with social icons for you.

An author box widget is a descriptive box that displays information about the content owner. Nowadays, many premium blogger templates have in-built responsive multi-author box because it is a feature that most bloggers want to have.

So, why bloggers want to display author box below blogger posts? Two simple reasons:
  • To get exposed: Readers who enjoy reading articles are keen to know about the writer. And adding author box helps them to learn more about you.
  • To attract content writers: Guest bloggers are seeking for getting exposed and building backlinks, and having an author box makes the job done.

Blogger.com has an embedded feature that shows author name. However, it only displays the name, no extra information or social links. Therefore, it is necessary to add external multi-author box in blogger.

Features of Multi-author box with social icons for blogger

  1. Clean Layout.
  2. Social Icons Included.
  3. Font Awesome 5.8.2 Icons used.
  4. Responsive Design.
  5. Multi-authors supported.
  6. Easy to customize.
  7. Super-light weight.


Here is a live demo of multi-author box
professional multi-author box for blogger with social icons

Responsive View Of multi-author box
responsive multi author box with social icons for blogger

How to add author box with social icons in blogger?

Loved the design? Now, let's follow some easy steps to have it installed in your blogger template.To be in safe side, take a backup of your blogger template and enable "Show Author Profile Widget" From layout section.

Step 1: Adding Font Awesome Icons To Blogger

We have implemented font awesome 5.8.2 icons for this design. Most of you might have this code installed. If yes, skip this step and make proper modifications to the code. Learn here on how to use font awesome icons in your blogger design.

If not, add following piece of code just above </head> [ Go to Theme > Edit HTML > Search for </head> ]
<!--Load CSS Starts : TwistBlogg.com --> <script type='text/javascript'> //<![CDATA[ function loadCSS(e, t, n) { "use strict"; var i = window.document.createElement("link"); var o = t || window.document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; i.rel = "stylesheet"; i.href = e; i.media = "only x"; o.parentNode.insertBefore(i, o); setTimeout(function () { i.media = n || "all" }) } loadCSS("https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/5.8.2/css/all.min.css"); //]]> </script> <noscript> <link href='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/5.8.2/css/all.min.css' rel='stylesheet'/></noscript>

Step 2: Adding CSS Code For Multi-author box

Go to Theme > Edit HTML > Search for </head> again & paste the below code just above it.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'> <style type="text/css"> /* -------------Copyright: www.TwistBlogg.com----------------*/ /* -------------Multi-author box For Blogger----------------*/ .admininfo { background: #F4F5F6; margin: 30px auto 20px; display: block; position: relative; padding: 15px 25px 15px; overflow: hidden } .admininfo::before { content: &#39;&#39;; display: block; width: 100%; height: 75px; background: #34495E!important; position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; right: 0; z-index: 0 } .author { font-size: 20px; font-weight: 700!important; padding: 0!important; display: block; margin: 17px 0 32px!important; text-transform: uppercase; color: #fff!important } .author-photo { display: inline-block; float: left; position: relative; z-index: 1 } .author-photo img { width: 90px; height: 90px; border-radius: 99em; z-index: 1; border: 7px solid #F4F5F6 } .author-photo img:hover { animation: rotate-btn .5s linear infinite; -webkit-animation: rotate-btn .5s linear infinite } @keyframes rotate-btn { 0% { transform: rotate(0) } 100% { transform: rotate(-360deg) } } .about-author { z-index: 1; position: relative; display: inline-block; float: right; width: calc(100% - 125px) } .author-desc { font-size: 15px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.6em; color: #777 } ul.sosmed-saya { display: block; overflow: hidden; margin: 20px auto 10px; padding: 0 } ul.sosmed-saya li a, ul.sosmed-saya li.site a { display: inline-block; margin-right: 7px; margin-bottom: 5px; font-size: 15px; padding: 0; width: 45px; height: 30px; line-height: 30px; color: #fff; text-align: center; border-radius: 2px } ul.sosmed-saya li { display: inline-block } .author a, .author a:hover { color: #fff!important } ul.sosmed-saya li a.fb { background-color: #4a7fbb } ul.sosmed-saya li a.tw { background-color: #00aced } ul.sosmed-saya li a.ig { background-color: #c4906e } ul.sosmed-saya li a.lin { background-color: #0e76a8 } ul.sosmed-saya li a.pin { background-color: #c8232c } ul.sosmed-saya li.site a { font-family: Consolas, Monaco; width: auto; background-color: #fff; border: 1px solid #bdc3c7; padding: 0 15px; font-style: italic; font-size: 14px; color: #999 } </style></b:if>

Step 3: Making it Responsive [Optional]

Lol, this is not an optional step. I am not sure why I liked to keep the optional part intact. Anyway, I have used CSS3 @media to make this author box widget responsive.
@media screen and (max-width:672px){ .admininfo{margin:30px auto 10px;text-align:center} .author{color:#777!important;} .author a, .author a:hover {color: #777!important;} .author-photo{display:block;float:none} .about-author{display:block;float:none;width:100%;text-align:center} .author{text-align:center;display:block;margin:15px 0 25px!important} .author-desc{text-align:center} ul.sosmed-saya{display:block;text-align:center} ul.sosmed-saya li{display:inline-block;text-align:center}}

Some of you might be wondering where to insert @media code. Well, you can append it along with the main CSS code or lets make the task easier. Here is the whole CSS code along with @media tag. Replace CSS code from step 2 with this.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'> <style type="text/css"> /* -------------Copyright: www.TwistBlogg.com----------------*/ /* -------------Multi-author box For Blogger----------------*/ .admininfo { background: #F4F5F6; margin: 30px auto 20px; display: block; position: relative; padding: 15px 25px 15px; overflow: hidden } .admininfo::before { content: &#39;&#39;; display: block; width: 100%; height: 75px; background: #34495E!important; position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; right: 0; z-index: 0 } .author { font-size: 20px; font-weight: 700!important; padding: 0!important; display: block; margin: 17px 0 32px!important; text-transform: uppercase; color: #fff!important } .author-photo { display: inline-block; float: left; position: relative; z-index: 1 } .author-photo img { width: 90px; height: 90px; border-radius: 99em; z-index: 1; border: 7px solid #F4F5F6 } .author-photo img:hover { animation: rotate-btn .5s linear infinite; -webkit-animation: rotate-btn .5s linear infinite } @keyframes rotate-btn { 0% { transform: rotate(0) } 100% { transform: rotate(-360deg) } } .about-author { z-index: 1; position: relative; display: inline-block; float: right; width: calc(100% - 125px) } .author-desc { font-size: 15px; font-weight: 400; line-height: 1.6em; color: #777 } ul.sosmed-saya { display: block; overflow: hidden; margin: 20px auto 10px; padding: 0 } ul.sosmed-saya li a, ul.sosmed-saya li.site a { display: inline-block; margin-right: 7px; margin-bottom: 5px; font-size: 15px; padding: 0; width: 45px; height: 30px; line-height: 30px; color: #fff; text-align: center; border-radius: 2px } ul.sosmed-saya li { display: inline-block } .author a, .author a:hover { color: #fff!important } ul.sosmed-saya li a.fb { background-color: #4a7fbb } ul.sosmed-saya li a.tw { background-color: #00aced } ul.sosmed-saya li a.ig { background-color: #c4906e } ul.sosmed-saya li a.lin { background-color: #0e76a8 } ul.sosmed-saya li a.pin { background-color: #c8232c } ul.sosmed-saya li.site a { font-family: Consolas, Monaco; width: auto; background-color: #fff; border: 1px solid #bdc3c7; padding: 0 15px; font-style: italic; font-size: 14px; color: #999 } @media screen and (max-width:672px){ .admininfo{margin:30px auto 10px;text-align:center} .author{color:#777!important;} .author a, .author a:hover {color: #777!important;} .author-photo{display:block;float:none} .about-author{display:block;float:none;width:100%;text-align:center} .author{text-align:center;display:block;margin:15px 0 25px!important} .author-desc{text-align:center} ul.sosmed-saya{display:block;text-align:center} ul.sosmed-saya li{display:inline-block;text-align:center}} </style></b:if>

Step 4: Adding HTML Part for Author box

Now it is time to add HTML part and get the job done. Paste the following code above any of the following place: <div class='post-footer-line post-footer-line-3'> or <data:post.body/> or <div class='post-footer'> . It is not easy to point out the exact location. Hit and trial, the author box should be displayed in at least one of the location.
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'> <b:if cond='data:post.author == &quot;YOUR_NAME&quot;'> <div class='admininfo'> <span itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/SiteNavigationElement'> <span class='author-photo'> <img alt='Author' height='78px' src='https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qFTadagNzPI/XWEDD2Mc1tI/AAAAAAAAL3Y/KptA0uNsBmoS4QPqD3caRqzbCqp7caVkACLcBGAs/s1600/aman-bhattarai.jpg' title='Author' width='78px'/></span> <span class='about-author vcard'><span class='author'><span class='fn'>Article By: <a class='g-profile' href='https://www.twistblogg.com/p/about.html' itemprop='url' rel='author' title='author profile'><span itemprop='name'>Aman Bhattarai</span></a></span></span> <span class='author-desc'>I manage this blog and post tutorials related to Blogger, SEO, Plugins, Widgets, Software Tools, CSS/HTML and Social Media. Did you find this blog helpful? Would You Please Socialize? Thanks for Your Support Pal :)</span> <ul class='sosmed-saya'> <li><a class='fb' href='https://www.facebook.com/invictusaman' itemprop='sameAs' rel='nofollow' title='add me on facebook'><i aria-hidden='true' class='fab fa-facebook-f'/></a></li> <li><a class='tw' href='https://twitter.com/twistblogg' itemprop='sameAs' rel='nofollow' title='follow me on twitter'><i aria-hidden='true' class='fab fa-twitter'/></a></li> <li><a class='lin' href='https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanbhattarai' itemprop='sameAs' rel='nofollow' title='Follow me on Linkedin'><i aria-hidden='lin' class='fab fa-linkedin-in'/></a></li> <li><a class='ig' href='https://www.pinterest.com/twistblogg/' itemprop='sameAs' rel='nofollow' title='Add me on pinterest'><i aria-hidden='true' class='fab fa-pinterest-p'/></a></li> <li class='site'><a href='https://www.twistblogg.com/p/about.html' rel='nofollow' target='_blank'>https://about.twistblogg.com</a></li> </ul> </span></span></div></b:if></b:if>

Change the highlighted and colored parts with your information.

Done. Now you have a professional multi-author box widget with social icons for blogger. Hit save button and enjoy live action. Also, re-size your browser to check for responsiveness. In case, the author box is not fitting with screen size, change the value max-width:672px. Or leave a comment below with your blog address, I'll strive to rectify the issue.

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