Author Element


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.

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
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Element Options

Location: The edit screen within each Element.

Within each of the Elements, you will see a tab or tabs that house an array of options that make it possible for you to configure each Element independently, and greatly enhance your flexibility and creative 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.

General Tab

  • Show Headings – Choose to show or hide headings.

  • HTML Heading Size – Choose the size of the HTML heading that should be used, h1-h6.

  • Author Avatar – Make a selection for author avatar.

  • Show Biography – Choose to show or hide author biography.

  • Margin – In pixels or percentage, ex: 10px or 10%.

  • Element Visibility – Allows you to control the Element’s visibility. Choose one or more between Small Screen, Medium Screen, or Large Screen.

  • CSS Class – Allows you to add a class for the Element.

  • CSS ID – Allows you to add an ID for the Element.

Extras Tab

  • Animation Type – Controls the column’s animation type. Choose between None, Bounce, Fade, Flash, Rubberband, Shake, Slide, Zoom, Flip Vertically, Flip Horizontally, or Light Speed.

  • Direction of Animation – Controls the direction of animation on the Element. Choose between Top, Right, Bottom, Left, or Static.

  • Speed of Animation – Controls the speed of animation on the Element. Choose between 0.1 to 1.

  • Offset of Animation – Controls when the animation will start. Choose between Default, Top of element hits bottom of viewport, Top of element hits middle of viewport, or Bottom of element enters viewport.

Global Options

Layout Elements do not have any Global Options.

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