Create Your Profile

Before you start writing blog posts, it is recommended to set up your profile in the WordPress system. Setting up a profile allows you to have an author box at the end of your posts which will show your profile picture and description. Below is an example of the author box.

 Sample of blog profile

Add a description

Log in to your blog's Dashboard, and then click on Users > All Users in the left sidebar. This will show you a list of the users on your blog. Hover over your profile and select the Edit link that appears.

Add your bio to the box labeled Biographical Info; this field must be filled in to have the author box appear on your blog posts. Add information to any other fields you wish, then click the blue Update Profile button on the bottom of the page.

Create a profile picture

WordPress uses the Gravatar system to house profile pictures. To have your picture included in the author box on your blog posts:

  1. Visit Gravatar.
  2. Click on the Get your Gravatar today button.
  3. Follow the instructions on the Gravatar site. You must use your BearPass email address.
  4. Next time you log in to your blog, you should see your picture in your profile.