How to Update your Profile in WordPress

By Al  |  25 October 2015

Let your readers know who you are

When writing content for your website, you might want to add a by-line to your content to let your readers know who wrote the masterpiece they’re reading. This is where your WordPress profile comes in handy.

All users who have a login to your WordPress website will have a profile by default that lets you add items such as name, image, social profiles and web page. Depending on the design of the site, all or some of these details may be displayed on articles, or in other areas of the site.

It’s a great opportunity to communicate who this person is that has gone to the effort of writing the article. You might like to inject some humour, an image to create a more personal connection, and any social networks where the reader can communicate with you.

How to edit your profile

After logging in to your WordPress administration area, you can edit your profile by selecting the “Users” menu in the left hand menu bar. Here you will find a sub-menu item titled “Your Profile” that will enable you to change your profile details as you please.

Wordpress Profile

You will also notice by hovering over the Users menu item, a sub-menu that contains the Your Profile link will be shown. This is a quicker way to access the Profile area, but either way will work.

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Remember to save

Once you added all the information you needed, save your changes by selecting the “Update Profile” button at the bottom of the screen. WordPress will notify you once the information has been saved correctly.

Written by Al  |  25 October 2015