You have probably seen them on many blogs and web pages below an article or blog post! I am pretty sure you know I’m talking about a Author Bio box, right?
In many WordPress themes, both free and premium sometimes a built-in author bio box feature can be included. It depends entirely on the theme designer and creator. In our theme at WP Daily Themes the author bio box is built-in. Thanks Alexander.
If it’s not included in your theme, you can use WordPress plugins to create cool and stylish author boxes. Personally I think an author box with a description of the writer or author adds more value to an article.
In today’s article I have selected 5 free WordPress author bio box plugins that can present you and your co-authors in style. All the plugins are simple to setup. Some have more features and options, other more social network to choose from etc. A plugin that I think stand out a little bit is Simple Author Box. Do you use a plugin to display your author bio box?
Author Box Ultimate
With this free WordPress plugin you can style your author bio box in an easy way. The plugin comes with different themes to choose from. More features are responsive design. Social icon links in author box, background color, filter post-type to display author box etc.
Fancier Author Box
With this plugin you can make your post stand out. Make your author box elegant and fancy with clean look and feel. Features included are a lot of social networks to choose from. Show in posts, pages (above, below, both), color settings to match you websites colors.
Simple Author Box
Simple Author Box is one of the best plugins to add a responsive and creative author box in the ends of your posts. Show the author name, gravatar and author description. It comes with over 30 social profile to choose from. It is fully customizable to match your theme design plus much more. It comes with very elegant look and feel.
WP Author Box Lite
With this free WordPress plugin you can display a creative author box with your social profile and the latest posts. It is responsive so the box will adjust and look great on any devices. The plugin is fully customizable so you can match your theme selecting colors via the color picker.
Author Bio Box
Author Bio Box is a simple free plugin to display a author bio box with the author’s biography. Just install the plugin, activate it, navigate to Settings, Author Bio Box and fill the options. This is a very easy to use WordPress plugin without fancy features and options.