How to customize standard author section in post page ?

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Great news for Boombox fans, in the last update we added ability customize standard author section in post page.


By activating Extended profiles component you can customize standard author section and add ability for users to add information about their social media accounts and website.

After this component activation, in Users part of WP admin you will find new section Profile fields where you can add neccesary user information fields.

All created field gruops will be shown for users in their BuddyPress accounts, under Profile section.

Here is list of the names for social media websites, which you must use as new field name, if you want to show their icons in post author section.

  • Facebook
  • Google Plus | Google +
  • Instagram
  • Linkedin
  • Pinterest
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Youtube
  • Email
  • Behance
  • CodePen
  • Delicious
  • DeviantArt
  • Digg
  • Dribbble
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • GitHub
  • JSFiddle
  • Reddit
  • SlideShare
  • Snapchat
  • Stack Overflow
  • StumbleUpon
  • Vine
  • XING
  • Yelp
  • Vkontakte
  • Odnoclassniki

Note: all spaces, dashes, underlines, uppercases will be ignored and “+” will be represanted as ‘plus’ word. Example: Google Plus, google+, Google-plus, google_Plus, GOOGLEPLUS, GoogLE-PlUs => googleplus

To enable website link on extended profile need to add a field to xProfile and name it ‘Website‘ or ‘website

To enable biographical information area on extended profile need to add a field to xProfile and name it ‘Biography‘ or ‘biography

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