Adding links to the biography section

By default, WordPress does not provide profile fields for social media pages in author’s profile page in a dashboard. 

The theme itself also does not provide these fields because it is against WordPress coding standards, but we can use Yoast SEO plugin to add this functionality to your site.


Note, currently only the following themes support this functionality:

Other themes, such as Fortune, Appetite, Venture, and Hermes will also have this type of navigation in the upcoming theme updates.

Add social links

Yoast SEO does not automatically display these links in the author bio by default, but the theme comes with a special integration which allows to display social media links in the biography section. So, once you have Yoast SEO plugin installed and activated:

  1. Go to the Users → All Users page to see a list of available users on your site.
  2. Click on the edit link below the user name. To see the action links, move a cursor of your mouse over the user name.
  3. On the user’s profile page, you will notice new several profile fields, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Fill out desirable fields. Note, for Twitter, you just need to enter the user handle without @ symbol. For other fields, use a full URL.
  4. Once you are done, click on the update profile button to store your changes. This button is located at the bottom of the page.
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