Brightspot Content Types Guide

Author


An author is information about a contributor to a site that can be displayed on a page by itself, and can also be associated with another asset, such as an article to serve as attribution. Generally speaking, the author is credited as the creator of an asset.

Tip
If necessary, create and upload images you will use in the author. For details, see Image.

To create an author:

  1. In the header, click add.
  2. From the Create list, select Author.
  3. Using the following table as a reference, complete the fields as needed.
  4. Complete your site's workflow and publish the author.
Field Description
Name Author's full name. This name is visible to the visitors to your site.
First Name Author's first name. This name is not visible to the visitors to your site.
Last Name Author's last name. This name is not visible to the visitors to your site.
Image Author's image, typically a head shot. This image is visible to the visitors to your site.
Title Enter a title. This title is visible to the visitors to your site.
Affiliation
Organization with which the author is affiliated. This name is not visible to the visitors to your site.
Email Author's email. The email is not visible to the visitors to your site.
Short Biography Enter a short biography. When the author appears in a list, this text is visible to the visitors to your site. (Defaults to Full Biography.)
Full Biography Text that appears in the author's bio. This text is visible to the visitors to your site.
URL Slug This field, by default, is auto-populated by a Title, Name, or Headline field, and becomes part of the asset's URL.

Auto-populated slugs are lowercase, have diacritics removed, and any symbols or spaces are replaced with -.

You can modify the URL Slug field if necessary.

The following illustration shows how Brightspot renders an author's bio.

Rendered author page
Rendering of an author's bio


The following illustration shows how Brightspot renders an author in a list. This rendition displays the author's short biography.

Rendered author in list
Rendered author in list
Note
If more than one author is attributed to an asset, Brightspot will display each author's bio on the page.

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