For the past few years, author box WordPress plugins have risen to popularity. Today, most of the premium themes come with author box included in it. However, if your chosen theme doesn’t support this functionality, then the following plugins might just solve the problem.
A well-designed author box not only improve your site’s brand image, but also helps in getting quality contributors or guest bloggers to your website. Today, we’re going to highlight 5 such plugins to help you manage author information box.
The Author Box Reloaded plugin adds an author box below the text in a single article. It will only show a very basic author box, along with an author avatar and biography. It also allows you to add social media icons. On the downside, it doesn’t have any Google+ authorship markup. Get past this and this plugin is a definite must-have.
This amazing author box plugin for WordPress allows you to add a customizable biography to posts, to RSS feeds, to archives, and to each post on your site’s landing page, as well as via a widget in your sidebar. It uses information from each user’s profile and supports custom post types. You can hide the author box on a global or per user basis for posts, pages, and custom post types, as well as on a per category basis. It’s a great choice for those who don’t want to show author box on every post, page or custom post type.
Fancier Author Box is a WordPress plugin developed by ThematoSoup. It works by giving identity to your single- or multi-author website. The free version comes with just the right features you need, including author box above or below the post or page, latest posts by author, and social media icons. It’s the perfect solution for your WordPress-based website.
On the other hand, the premium version comes with advanced features, like extra tabs for Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, among many others.
This author box plugin for WordPress is somewhat different compared to the other plugins in this list, as it allows you to add a custom author box without having to create a user account. You also have the option to specify a specific profile to display for each post. You can also customize and configure profiles, and include links to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, etc. You also have the option to specify any HTML/text you want to display.
The Social Author Bio plugin adds an author bio box, along with the author’s avatar. It also comes with built-in and custom social media icons on pages and posts. The author box fully integrates with Google+ authorship and shows Google+ avatar in search results.
Other key features include shortcode to display social icons, the ability to adjust avatar size, numerous custom links, site-wide Google+ authorship, and a whole lot more besides.