10 Author Box Plugin for WordPress

Earlier(3-4 months ago), I discussed 10 WordPress plugins which would be beneficial for running multi-author blogs and this time around I thought of continuing the same flow by writing about 10 author box plugins for WordPress. If you recall my words from the last article, I had mentioned that running a multi-author blogs is grabbing attention slowly and steadily. But, when it comes to running such type of blogs, it is important to take care of authors by the best possible way. In order to improve the visibility of author’s description and so-called social profiles, these 10 author box WordPress plugins are the best ones.

10 Author Box Plugin for WordPress

1. Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

Fancier author box by thematoSoup is the one which we are currently using on eBloggingHow. I simply loved the way it has allowed me to customize most of the things. As you can see, this plugin allows you to add 3 social profiles i.e., Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus to author box. It also adds position, company name and company URL beneath the name of the author. The second tab is dedicated to listing out recent blog posts from the author. The extra settings allows you to change the color scheme to match it with your blog’s layout.


2. DT Author Box

DT Author Box

DT Author Box plugin is one of the simple and minimal type of author box WordPress plugin which supports healthy number of languages and features such as short bio, link to the author’s website, twitter profile. It also allows you to add an image sepearately so that the one from gravatar is overwritten.


3. Author Box Plugin With Different Description

Author Box Plugin With Different Description

This plugin adds author box after the post content which can be customized to have different description than the one which is found in profile settings. The box contains avatar, post count, site link, description, e-mail and social media icons such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and YouTube.


4. Author Box After Posts

Author Box After Post

The Author Box After Posts plugin seamlessly adds author box after the post which is composed of avatar, name, post count and social media icons such as Facebook, Twitter etc.


5. Guerrilla’s Author Box

Guerrilla's Author Box

Guerrilla’s Author Box is minimal styled plugin which shows very basic information of an author. It includes author’s name, avatar from gravatar and small description which is HTML editable. As I said, the layout which is offered by this plugin is very basic and there are hardly any customization that any would be able to do.


6. Author Box Reloaded

Author Box Reloaded

This plugin adds an elegant author box which is very useful as it allows bloggers to put external links to wide range social channels. Although these external links need extra plugin to be installed, it’s not a headache to install it either.

Download - Extra Plugin Download

7. Social Author Bio

Social Author Bio

Social Author Bio adds author box with social icons such as Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter. The plugin is fully integrated with Google+ to show authorship in Google search results. A blogger has the ability to adjust avatar image’s size. It also offers choice to either display it on top or at the bottom.


8. WP About Author

WP About Author

WP About Author adds customizable author bio at the end of an article. There are total three border styles to match the layout with any theme. One can easily change the background color by simply changing hash color codes. Display settings allows you to decide when to display the box and when not to. Like all other author box plugins, this plugin is also equipped with social media profiles.


9. Big Bio Box

Big Bio Box

If you’re looking for fully integrated HTML based author bio box then Big Bio Box is the one which you should definitely try. It adds an additional tinymce editor box inside the settings which further allows you to make customization very easily.


10. Post Author

Post Author

A simple author box plugin for WordPress which adds the name of an author at the beginning and at the end of the article. In addition to author box, it allows authors to link their profile name to external URL.


Extras: Updated

CW Author Info

CW Author Info

CW Author Info would add nice stylish author box at the end of each article and it would be accompanied by avatar and social network’s icons. All you’ve to do is fill appropriate information in the respective blocks under profile settings and BOOM. You’re all set to start using it. At this point int time, the plugin support only three languages i.e., Spanish, English and Italian.


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14 Responses to “10 Author Box Plugin for WordPress”
  1. Abhishek kumar jha

    Seems to be nice collection, can i use them in blogger, kindly reply.
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  2. Yoginder

    It seems like a nice collection of Author Box Plugin. I must give a try to any of them..although i haven’t use any author box before.

    BTW Thanks for this nice article!

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    • Pawan Bawdane

      Hello Yoginder,

      Thank you for stopping by. I’ve used most of the author box plugins mentioned above and I’m comfortable with Fanciest Author box.

      You blog looks interesting buddy but why is theme not properly maintained? I’ve good deals available at my desk for MyThemeShop.com themes and I think they will suite you the most. Just shoot an email to me or add me as a friend on Facebook so that we can have further discussion on getting you an awesome theme.

  3. Ryan Biddulph

    All great choices Pawan ;) I use the basic WP About Author to get my name out there and spread the word. Going with a clean but eye-catching design can help you power up your brand and build your list quickly.

    Thanks for sharing the plug ins with us!

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  4. Mosam Gor

    Hello Pawan,

    Great share.!

    i’m not using any plugin for displaying author bio.! btw thanks for sharing this plugin list :) keep writing ;)

    stay updated and stay rocking ;) :P

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  5. Nwosu Desmond

    Fancier Author Box was my favorite before i moved to Genesis theme which has its own author box. I had a great experience with it especially with the social media integration. I will totally recommend it to anyone any time any day.
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  6. Thenraja

    Nice collection of plugin list but fancier author box is best plugin for me as it simultaneously display social profiles and latest posts

  7. Suresh Khanal

    Thanks for the compilation of some attractive author boxes. Most of them look pretty useful, however, Author Social Box is I guess a bit too much :)

    If you ask me to choose, #1 and #8 are the best one!
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  8. Niraj Bhusal

    Really nice collection of plugins that helps to display the author box. All of the above plugins seem to be goog but ,
    I liked “Author Box Plugin With Different Description”
    Thanks for sharing

  9. Nirmala

    Good list of author box from you Pawan :)

    Thanks for sharing it and I like the 7 th one with social profiles.

    Will try it for my blog.
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  10. Gautams

    I have install Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup. nice plugin list Thanks bro for sharing with us.

  11. Muhammad saleem

    Hi Umer
    I think social author bio is best for sharing your profile and post, it’ also beautify your bio.
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  12. Kuldeep

    Fancier author bio box is the best of this collection. I am using it on my blog. Thanks for sharing this huge list of wordpress plugins.
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