External Guest Blogger Profile Widget for Blogger blog

external guest blogger author profile in blogger
Earlier on related topic we discussed how to add or invite author or admin in blogger for guest blogging. In today's article however I’m walking you through how to add external guest blogger profile widget for Blogger blog. This is simply for accepting guest posts from external guest bloggers (guest bloggers from self hosted blog, Wordpress, Tumblr etc ) or non Blogspot and Blogger users.

Content is king and very important to your blogging arsenal; but some time we bloggers get stuck with writer's block, and limited of blog content ideas. At time, we bloggers also do lack the time, energy, motivation, and even the resources to keep to our blogging goals. If this continue without blog update, could cost us to lose our blog readership and traffic, being the life blood of every must succeed online business. 

Guest blogging is therefore inevitable content marketing strategy for every must succeed blogger, especially if it from the multiple guest bloggers; provided the content are unique, you constantly keep your blog updated with fresh and quality content whom search engine loves, and for your readers for information they could act upon; which in turn increases your user experience, credibility, popularity, readers loyalty, backlinks, traffic and ranking.

As a Blogspot or Blogger user, you can add or inviting authors from the same platform to guest post directly on your blog, but cannot add or invite external guest bloggers from CMS platform like Wordpress because, both Blogspot and Blogger platform are own By Google and shared almost the same features and dashboard. So, the guest blogger must be from the same Blogspot or Google Blogger platform to have access to publishing guest articles right on the receiver's blog dashboard.

Since it is impossible to add or invite external guest blogger from self hosted blog and other Centent Marketing Services (CMS) platforms like Wordpress, Tumblr, Joomla etc into Blogspot or Blogger dashboard as a guest author for guest posting, this therefore create a lapses and therefore, a problem for bloggers from different CMS platform regarding guest blogging. The only alternative for accepting guest blogging from external guest bloggers on Blogspot or Blogger blog is to submit external guest articles to Blogspot or Blogger administrator for immediate publication. 

In-spite these lapses, you shouldn’t settle for less in your blogging minefield and content marketing effort by accepting guest posts from Blogspot or Blogger users only; and since accepting guest posts is a great thing and every blogger’s dream who wishes to increase his or her blog popularity, readership, backlinks and ranking, and therefore necessary to accept guest posts from multiple authors from both internal and external guest bloggers. This is simply one reasons why most blogs out there with multiple author’s happens to be very popular on the web; for example, Shoutmeloud.com/.

Since external guest bloggers like Wordpress users cannot publish a guest post directly on Blogspot or Blogger dashboard to get their external guest bloggers author’s bio profile below the guest posted articles, unlike in Blogspot and Blogger where the default and custom Blogger Template can be customized to show internal guest blogger profile (guest bloggers from the same Blogspot and Blogger platform) below guest posts, it is for this reasons, a guest blogging problem that needs an urgent solution; and that solution brings about a dedicated and advanced external guest profile widget that shows external guest author's bio or signature below every existing external guest posts in Blogspot or Blogger blog. 

It could be a very difficulty task to receive in line of guest blogging request from both internal or external guest bloggers, ready to guest post on your blog. It is therefore very important to always credit the author of the guest posted articles on your blog. By so doing, you show them a well deserve appreciation for the work well done, and encourage them to keep guest posting, which in turn increases their brand awareness, backlinks and traffic.

It is easy to add simple code customization to your Blogger Template for displaying author profile in every Blogger post that is also able to change internal guest blogger’s bio from the same Blogspot or Blogger blog. However, here comes an advance widget for external guest blogger profile that can as well shows guest blogger’s bio from external CMS platform like Wordpress or self hosted blog below posts, posted in Blogspot or Blogger blog.

Adding External Guest Blogger Profile Widget for Blogger blog.


There are two ways for adding or designing external guest blogger profile in Blogger. The first and second methods are details bellow:

First Method for adding external guest author’s bio in Blogger


To add this guest blogger author profile to appear bellow the external guest blogger posted article, you have to:

1. Login to Blogspot or Blogger dashboard.

2. In your dashboard, click on Posts >>New Post.

3. In the new post window and container, you have to switch from “compose" to HTML.

5. Finally, add bellow code to the last </div> of the new post HTML code.

<div class="mbw-author-box">
<img alt="author-pic" height="90" src="
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HpgKbctVBqc/VxNmj970U-I/AAAAAAAABMw/6O9qfNarCBoC4qpgOp-c7LLfS79mBbdeQCEw/w140-h140-p/okon.jpg" width="85" /> <br/><strong>About Guest Author</strong><br />My name is Okon George. I’m a cooperate employee and a multi passionate blogger, internet marketer and entrepreneur. You can visit my website at <a href="http://www.okongeorge.com">www.okongeorge.com </a></div>

6. After then, you can revert compose to see how the external author’s bio would look like when published the post. Thereafter, simply publish or update the post. At this time, you should see the external guest author profile displays below the external guest posted article.

Editing Code Customization
  • Image seize
  • Author’s Image link
  • Author’s Description heading
  • Author’s about/description
  • Your website link


Second Method for adding external guest author’s bio in Blogger


In this second method of adding external guest authors profile and bio to displays below every existing external guest author’s posted posts, you have to add a dedicated external guest post author widget to your blog source code. In doing that, you have to:

1. Login to Blogspot or Blogger dashboard.

2. Click on Template >> Edit HTML.

3. Click on the and press Ctrl + F of your of your computer to search for ]]></b:skin>

4. Now, when you find the code, simply copy the CSS code below and paste it immediate after above/below ]]></b:skin>

/****Guest Post Author Widget*****/
.et-guest-post-author-box {
background: #f6e4db;
margin: 5px 0 20px 0;
padding: 12px;
border: 1px solid #e3e3e3;
box-shadow:2px 2px 1px #e3e3e3;
overflow: hidden;
color: #3b3b3b;
font-size: 14px;
font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Verdana;
line-height: 1.6em;
.et-guest-post-author-box p {
margin: 0px;
padding: 0px;
.et-guest-post-author-box img {
background: #FFFFFF;
float: left;
margin: 0 10px 0 0;
padding: 5px;
border: 3px solid #e3e3e3;
5. Finally, click on Save Template.

Note: any time you want to published a submitted external guest author’s post, and you want to credit the guest blogger with his or her authors information, you simply need to switch from compose to HTML section of your new post window to add the below code immediately below the last </div> of the new post in the switched HTML section.

<div class="et-guest-post-author-box">
<img alt="author-pic" height="64" src="
IMG_URL" width="64" /> <strong>About Guest Author</strong><br />ENTER GUEST AUTHOR'S PROFILE DETAIL HERE</div>

Editing Code Customization
  • IMG_URL --- for external guest blogger image url.
  • ENTER GUEST AUTHOR'S PROFILE DETAIL HERE --- replace it with the external guest author’s profile or description.
At this time, you should see the external guest author profile displays below the external guest posted article, on each time you.

Finally, adding external guest blogger profile widget in Blogspot or Blogger for displaying external guest author’s information is a great deal for diversifying and facilitating your blog content marketing effort that would in turn drive your traffic and sales. 

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