The Author module lets you add an author to a new or existing article. By default, the name of the author will be displayed below the title, but it can be moved around using the Page Layout option.
To add the module, go to Pages and choose a new or existing article:
In the sidebar, click on 'Contact information' and choose 'Author':
Set the toggle to 'ON' and you'll see a drop-down menu to select the author:
The list of authors in the drop-down menu is populated with the contacts you'll also find in the 'Personal contacts' module.
After selecting an author, you'll see the other options:
- Show profile picture: display the profile picture that the user has set for themselves in their personal user settings.
- Caption: the text displayed in front of the author's name. The default value is 'Written by:', but this can be changed or removed entirely.
- Click event: the author's name can be made clickable. The option 'Email' will link to the author's email address, while 'Internal' and 'External' allow to you link the name to either an internal or external URL. For example, if all your editors have their own bio page within the newsroom, you may want to link the name to that page.
- Edit author details: this button links to the 'edit contact' page which you can also reach via the 'Personal Contact' module, allowing you to change the contact details of that user.
When you've made the required changes, click the blue 'Save' button to save all your changes.