Author Element

Last Update: February 1, 2024

As part of Avada Layouts, we created a series of Dynamic Elements that help generate content in the Content Layout Section of a Layout. These are called Layout Elements. In this document, we’re going to look at the Author Element.

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How To Use The Author Element

The Author Element allows you to place the details of the post author into your Content Layout Section.

When you go to add an Element in a Content Layout Section, the Element dialog opens in a new tab called Layout Elements. This is where you will find the Author Element. These dynamic Elements can only be placed once into a Layout, with the exception of the Pagination Element, which can be placed twice. You can also use the full range of Design Elements when building your Layout.

The Author Element can be placed anywhere in you Layout Section, and will dynamically pull the details of that specific post author into the page. As such, you would only use this Element on a Single Post/Portfolio Layout. If you used it on a Archives Layout for example, it wouldn’t render anything, as an Archives Layout might show posts from many authors.

See below, the Author Element, displaying on a Single Post layout in the Taxi Demo. View a live post here.

Example of the Author Element

Element Options

Note: Please note that the displayed options screens below show ALL the available options for the element. If you have Avada’s Option Network Dependencies turned on, you will only see options relevant to your selections, and so the options screen may look somewhat different.


Show HeadingsChoose to show or hide headings.
HTML Heading TagChoose HTML tag of the heading, either div, p or the heading tag, h1-h6.
Author AvatarMake a selection for author avatar.
Show BiographyChoose to show or hide author biography.
MarginIn pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%.
Element VisibilityChoose to show or hide the element on small, medium or large screens. You can choose more than one at a time.
CSS ClassAdd a class to the wrapping HTML element.
CSS IDAdd an ID to the wrapping HTML element.


Animation TypeSelect the type of animation to use on the element.
Direction of AnimationSelect the incoming direction for the animation.
Animation ColorSelect the color of the animation
Speed of AnimationType in speed of animation in seconds (0.1 - 5).
Animation DelaySelect the delay time after the animation starts(0 - 5).
Offset of AnimationControls when the animation should start.