Applies only to the Pro version of the plugin, release 3.1.9 or higher.
Go Pro!

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:

Editor input


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:

Frontend output

This is the bio of Nick Goldman, a very special author in my blog. You can write here anything you like even a shortcode! Text styles can also be customized to your needs and likes. Awesome!

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:

Author ID whose name you want to be displayed.
Accepts integer as author ID.
Defaults to current post author ID.
Available since version 1.0.0.

And what if you’d like to retrieve the short bio for that author? Then you should use the shortcode like this:

The type of author to display.
Accepts "user" or "guest".
Available since version 1.0.0.

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:

Whether to display a message in case of error retrieving the author name
Accepts "yes" or "no".
Defaults to yes.
Available since version 3.2.6.
The bio text to retrieve.
Accepts "long" or "short".
Defaults to full.
Available since version 1.1.17.

Editor input

[molongui_author_bio id=123 type=guest]

Editor input

[molongui_author_bio id=123 type=guest length=short]

Updated on September 14, 2021

Can't find what you're looking for?
How Can We Help?

Help Request Sent Successfully

OK, we'll get you an answer back shortly.