12 Best Author Bio Plugins for WordPress in 2018

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Author Bio Plugins

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. Ultimate Author box

Author Bio Plugins

This is a premium plugin from CodexCoder. Ultimate Author box 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. It comes with over 15 pre designed templates, unlimited color scheme, pop up display, social media feeds and more. 

Price: $16

2. Fancier Author Box

Author Bio Plugins

Author Bio Plugins

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. 

Free / Premium

3. Star Box

Author Bio Plugins

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. WP Author Bio

Author Bio Plugins

WP Author Bio will show a brief description of the author, social media connections and number of posts in an elegant way.

5. Advanced Blog Authors Widget

Author Bio Plugins

It is another premium plugin for WordPress users. Advanced Authors Widget allows you to display blog authors along with their avatar images, biography, post counts in the sidebar. You can set Gravatar size, the number of authors to be shown, manage the display order and exclude any author by their ID numbers etc. 

6. Author Bio Box

Author Bio Plugins

Author Bio Box will show writer’s biography and social media connections at the bottom of the post.

7. WP- Author Box

Author Bio Plugins

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.

Price: $19

8Simple Author Box

Author Bio Plugins

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.

Read How to Show Author Bio in WordPress without Using Any Plugin

9. Meks Smart Author Widget

Author Bio Plugins

It is another great plugin to show biography widget in WordPress. Meks Author Widget automatically detects post authors and show their details on single posts and author archives.

10. Elite Members


Author Bio Plugins

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.

Price: $12

11. Author Box plugin with Different Description

Author Bio Plugins

It will add a cool author box in posts screen. The plugin contains author name, description, avatar, website and social media links. 


12. Authors Widget

Author Bio Plugins

Authors Widget lets you display your site authors with biography, recent posts and others in the sidebar. It will also show latest comments of the user, contact info, image, feed links in 3 predefined templates. Admin can customize the plugin in several ways including show/hide certain authors, show their post counts, manage avatar size etc.

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  • Emmanuel Cudjoe

    Hello Manoj,
    This is Emmanuel with kabenlah.com. When it comes to author box, it appears I have to leave that to my blog’s theme as it has that covered.
    But these are indeed lovely plugins and Fancier Author seem to be the favourite of many bloggers.

  • We are glad to hear that you consider StarBox is a must try AuthorBox plugin. – Squirrly Team

    • Hi Leau,

      We can surely say that Starbox is an awesome choice for WordPress users. Smart and elegant.

      Thanks for your comment.

  • Hello Manoj,

    This is great post and I really love that you spent your time to save mine. 😀 😀 Now in future if I have to select a plugin I will visit your blogpost and will select one among them. Selecting a good plugin is use to be a kind oh headache. When I started my blog I really got confused about which plugin to install and which one to avoid. I really appreciate this. 🙂 (y) keep posting rocking content.


  • bitoyz008


    phpbits here, Thanks a lot for including WP Author Box. I hope you’ll find this amazing plugin very useful. Thanks!