This shortcode allows you to display the bio of the current post author if no attributes are provided or the bio of a given author if you provide the author ID and author type.
It can be used anywhere within WordPress where shortcodes are supported. For most users, this will primarily be within the content of a WordPress post or page or the sidebar.
A trivial shortcode to display the author name looks like this:
That would display the current post’s author bio as a text. Nothing fancy but very useful in many cases. Check below the what the output would be:
Should you like to retrieve the bio for a given author, let’s say a guest author whose ID is 123, you should use the shortcode like this:
And what if you’d like to retrieve the short bio for that author? Then you should use the shortcode like this:
You could also retrieve author bios using the molongui_author_meta shortcode providing either the “short_bio” or “long_bio” value to the “key” attribute.
Check out below all the available attributes this shortcode can take: