Individual Multisite Author

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This plugin enables individual author descriptions for each single blog in a multisite network.

Author:Thomas Maier (profile at
WordPress version required:6.0
WordPress version tested:6.6
Plugin version:1.4.0
Added to WordPress repository:01-10-2013
Last updated:17-07-2024
Rating, %:100
Rated by:12
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Total downloads:13 361
Active installs:60+
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When running WordPress Multisites to maintain various top level domains or a multilingual version of your site you might probably run into the problem of having the same author description / biography on each of them.

This is unfortunate not only on multilingual sites.

Long story short, this plugin enables you to enter the author biography for each user on a per-blog basis.

You don’t have to do anything, but to install and activate the plugin and to enter the author bio into through the dashboard(s) of your site(s).

Please visit the github repository on if you want to contribute, post a specific feature request or bug report.

Some things site admins and developers might want to know:

  • the plugin only works when multisite support is enabled
  • the biography is saved using a custom profile field for each blog with the pattern ‘ima_description_BLOGID’, e.g. img_description_3
  • the filter get_the_author_description is used to load the “right” description; this is used by the_author_meta() and get_the_author_meta() functions