Author refers to a predefined user role in WordPress. A user with author role can:-
- Upload files
- Write, edit
- Delete their own articles.
Seeing that a user with author role has the capacity of deleting their own published posts or edit their own published articles, websites with multiple authors assign the contributor role to writers. This eliminates the chances of miscommunication, or hired writers deleting their work if they were fired.
Most of the websites provide authors with author pages to give biographical information about themselves. This is generally done through the built-in author archive pages displaying a list of all posts written by them. It can include things like name, date of birth, social profiles, and much more.