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I'm creating a blog for a client of mine -- and sometimes the posts will have more than 1 author. Is there any way to add multiple authors to a blog post so it displays each of their names as separate, clickable metadata entries in a summary block and on the post itself? And then also have two separate author profiles at the end of the blog post? I don't want to just put "X Smith & Y Doe" as the author name in Permissions given the above goals.

Seems crazy that there wouldn't be a built-in feature to allow this functionality.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

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15 hours ago, andersen.lucy said:

I'm creating a blog...and sometimes the posts will have more than 1 author. Is there any way to add multiple authors to a blog post so it displays each of their names as separate, clickable metadata entries. Seems crazy that there wouldn't be a built-in feature to allow this functionality

Hey Lucy

Crazy or not, multiple author profiles aren't a feature on Squarespace 🙂.

As you mentioned, the only built-in workaround is to set up a basic author profile and use this instead - but it won't achieve your goal.

If you don't mind using some code, there are a number of ways to achieve this from the very basic to the complex. For example:

  • The easiest but manual method is to copy the author profile HTML from another post and then paste it into a Code Block at the bottom of the new blog post. Your client would need to do this individually for each multi-author post.
  • The more complex but automated method is to tag the posts with author names and then add some JavaScript using Code Injection that looks for the tags and automatically inserts the relevant profiles at the bottom of the post. Adding this would require a good knowledge of JavaScript (you'll probably want a software developer to help you) but, once added, your client wouldn't need to do anything more complex than adding a tag.

I hope this provides you with some options to explore further.

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