A beautiful author bio section is an essential part of a WordPress post. Some themes have an inbuilt option for displaying details of the writer, including his or her latest activities, social media connections etc. If not, you have to rely on author box plugins. It will be helpful to improve author-readers interactions and engagement with your blog. But how to pick a right author profile plugin?
There are several plugins available in WordPress library to display your biography in an attractive manner. We list some of them, both free and premium, here. If we missed some great one, let us know through comments.
1) CCR Author Bio WP Plugin
This is a premium plugin from CodexCoder. CCR will give professional look to your profile, as it has excellent features including the way to display biography, recent posts, social media profiles, comments and avatar. Fully customizable panel and unlimited color schemes are the main attractions of the plugin.
2) Fancier Author Box
Fancier Author Box is a powerful author bio plugin from ThematoSoup. It has two tabs, namely Bio and Latest posts. Users can change the background, font colors, set borders via the settings menu. If you want more features including separate tabs for different social networks, go for the premium option. It will cost $17.
3) Star Box
Star Box is very attractive profile box. You can choose from different themes, customize the way of look and can link with various social media accounts.
4) Social Author Bio
Social Author Bio will show a brief description of the author, social media connections and number of posts in an elegant way.
5) WP Biographia
It gives you full control over the profiles. You can show author bios on the front page, posts, archives or can exclude from specific posts etc. Everything on the box is customizable like color, border, links and biography.
6) Author Bio Box
Author Bio Box will show writer’s biography and social media connections at the bottom of the post.
7) WP- Author Box
Author Box is a premium profile box from CodeCanyon. It has unlimited features like 6 predefined skins, responsive-unlimited tabs, option to hide box per post, widgets and shortcode support.
8) Simple Author Box
It is a responsive box that shows author name, avatar, biography, website at the end of the posts. It is integrated with more than 30 social media accounts.
9) WP About Author
WP About Author is another great plugin to show your biography below the posts. You can choose from three border styles, change background color and change the size of profile picture.
10) Author Box After Posts
It is a nice way to show author description after the post contents. You can set custom avatar image instead of gravatar picture.
AuthorSure is one of the most downloaded plugins to display author details. It is mainly designed for Google Authorship verification, but usable for various purposes.
12) Elite Members
Elite members is useful for displaying top contributors, authors in a site. It has 3 author box styles and can be inserted in sidebar or post screens.
13) Advanced Author Bio
Advanced Author Bio is a stylish plugin to show a short description about the contributor.
14) Author Box plugin with Different Description
It will add a cool author box in posts screen. The plugin contains author name, description, avatar, website and social media links.
15) Post Author
Post-Author will display author name, writing, editing dates and links to their personal pages or websites.