Now a days many of wordpress blog have author box at end of each post. Now it’s becoming very popular to have author box in author blog.
MOST of you already know author box and its importance to manage multi-author blogs. There are many plugins that add author box to your blog but I’m sharing 8 Best Author Box Plugin with many great features. Simple and advance plugins.
6 Best Free Author Box Plugin for WordPress
Here I’m sharing free and best author box plugins for wordpress. You can try any of them you want.
This is best author box plugin I like from our list of best author box plugin and would recommend to use as it don’t require any coding. Its just simple, neat and clean :D. Here are few reasons Why I like this plugin!
- It’s simple, clean and elegant.
- View All Post by Author Option
- Author Blog Link
- Author Social Profile Link
- It shows Number of Articles written by author
- Too much easy to install and configure!
This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. But i’ve tested it before write this post, so it works fine.
Give identity to your single or multi-author with Fancier Author Box Plugin. This plugin comes with great features as well as link to author posts and latest post. You can easily hide or show latest post. Though I’ve not used it but many other blogs are using it and its working perfect!
There is also paid version of Fancier Author Box which gives you more advance features like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Tabs. You can read more here: http://codecanyon.net/item/fanciest-author-box/2504522
Here are few feature of premium version of this plugin.
- Simple and Clean
- Link to Author Latest Post
- Social Icons below avatar
- Easy to enable / customize its look and tab option!
Give identity to your blog posts, pages and custom post types! Author Box Lite creates responsive profile and latest posts box to increase reader engagement. This also automatically add google+ profile authorship.
- Responsive – Desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone, WP – Author Box Lite will adjust and look good on it
- Fully Customizable – Make your author box unique and stylish with color options
- Google Authorship – Automatically get Google Authorship verification. Just add Google+ profile link.
- Facebook Authorship ( version 1.0.2 ) – Automatically add Facebook Authorship on Posts. Just add Facebook profile link.
- Layouts – Automatically added before or after (or both!) your posts, pages and custom post types
Like other this plugin automatically adds an author bio box with Gravatar and social icons on your each posts. This is the most configurable author bio box with social profile links. It comes with 15+ Social profile links. You can easily customize any of them. Here are few features of this plugin!
- Simple yet stylish like others!
- Gravatar with Author Bio
- Shows Number of post by author
- 15+ Social Profiles Links.
This is last plugin from our collect of best author box plugin. This plugin looks like Social Author Bio. But Its simple with only 4 social profile and rounded corner! It does not contain link to author archives! Although its good plugin. You can try!
Display a box with the author’s biography and also social icons in bottom of the post. Easy to use, and very helpful. I would say that is essencial for professional blogs.
3 Premium Author Box Plugins for WordPress
This premium author bio plugin is very easy to use and customize. Right after installation the author bio is, by default, enabled on all your posts, pages and custom post types. You can also implement it as a widget in your sidebars, as a template tag or manually using shortcode. It is translation ready and uses color pickers which allow you to set your own color scheme.
WP Author Box gives you full control on your author profile box / agent box and gives identity to your single or multi-author WordPress blog websites. With this plugin you can fully customize your author box and creates unlimited tab to increase user engagement.
- Gives you full control on author box
- Google authorship integration
- Gives identity to your blog
- Creates Unlimited Tabs to increase reader engagement
- Automatically added before or after (or both!) your posts, pages and custom post types
- Widgets and Shortcode
- Six(6) predefined skins
- Fully customizable, create your own skin using color pickers!
- Set User Role Permission
- Responsive Tabs
CCR Author Bio WordPress Plugin is to solve all problems with Author Bio systems. Our expert developer team gathered all kinds of possible features of Author-Bio WordPress Plugin system. They also engaged all the time to develop it with idea, problem and feature. Here you will find- Author Biography, Avatar, His/her recent post, recent comments, and Social Profile links with font awesome icons. And you will be glad to know that, it also includes accordion system and responsive layout for ensuring visitors from different devices.
Features of CCR Author Bio WordPress Plugin:
- Responsive & Accordion
- Unlimited Color Schemes
- Customizable Avatar size and Style
- Powerful Option Panel
- Fully customizable settings
- WordPress 3.8 Compatible
- All themes Supported
- Font awesome Icons
- WordPress Setting API
- Language Support
- Social Links of Author
- Tabs: Description, Social, Recent Posts and Comments
- All Major Browsers Support. Google Chrome 4+, Firefox 4+, Internet Explorer 8+, Safari 4+
Over To You!
What do you think why author box is important for blogs? Don’t forget to let me know which best author box plugin you use in your blog in comment section!
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