The 8 Best Author Bio Plugins for WordPress in 2022

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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 latest posts, social media profiles, etc. If your theme doesn’t have such an option, search for author bio plugins and install a suitable one.

There are a number of author bio plugins available in the WordPress library to display your biography in an attractive manner. Choosing the right plugin that matches your requirements, theme design- is up to you.

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Best Author Bio Plugins for WordPress 2022

These are our favorite author bio plugins for WordPress.

1. Ultimate Author box

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This is a premium author bio plugin from Envato Market. Ultimate Author box will give a 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: $17

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2. Simple Author Box

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Simple Author Box is one of the best WordPress author bio plugins. It shows the author name, avatar, biography, website at the end of the posts. It is integrated with more than 30 social media accounts.

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3. Starbox

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Starbox is another popular, free author box plugin for WordPress. It is packed with professional-quality templates to display your author profiles in attractive designs. Insert your author box on top or bottom of the post with social media icons to build a strong portfolio and expand your social network.

It is easy to use and customizable. The plugin allows you to set a unique theme for your profile and upload a custom image if required. This way, it helps you to override your default Gravatar image easily.

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4. Meks Smart Author Widget

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

The plugin is customizable in terms of avatar image size, avatar image link, user display name link, and you can replace the widget title with user display name if needed.

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5. Author Bio Box

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Author Bio Box will show the writer’s biography and social media connections at the bottom of the post. You can set size for an avatar image, assign a color for backgrounds, texts, title, and borders to give a unique look to your author bio section.

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6. WP Post Author

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WP Post Author is another free author box plugin for WordPress bloggers. It will show author avatar, name, and designation on all author-related posts with social media page links.

There are multiple author widgets to showcase your biography on single posts and author pages. It collects data from the author’s profile dashboard and display them to inform readers about your career background, recent posts, social links, etc. You can place author boxes anywhere on WordPress using a short code or through plugin settings.

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7. PublishPress Authors

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PublishPress Authors is a freemium author bio plugin for WordPress. It lets you show beautiful author boxes in every blog post.

Not only one author, it allows you feature multiple authors if needed. You will see an option to add multiple authors in the post editor. PublishPress Authors retrieve all their user data and display them on the front-end. This way it can show unlimited authors on your blog posts.

Creating guest authors is another interesting feature of the plugin. No need to create separate user accounts for guest bloggers. But they can have a custom author bio section and own archive page to list all their blog posts.

PublishPress Authors offers five different layouts for author boxes-simple list, boxed, centered, inline, inline with avatars.

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8. Avatar

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Avatar is a powerful author bio solution for Elementor websites. It helps readers to know more about the authors and to contact them personally through social sites.

The plugin has a block-based editor to add or remove sections like user picture, name, biography, icons, etc. There is a built-in image editor to beautify author images using CSS filters. Avatar is best to showcase single or multiple authors in a post.

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Are you using any author bio plugins? Which is your favorite?

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10 thoughts on “The 8 Best Author Bio Plugins for WordPress in 2022”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. Hi Leau,

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

      Thanks for your comment.
      regards,

  3. Nitin 'fLanker' Balodi

    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.

    -Nitin

    1. Hi Leau,

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

      Thanks for your comment.
      regards,

  4. Hi,

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

    Cheers!

  5. Hi,

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

    Cheers!

  6. Nitin 'fLanker' Balodi

    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.

    -Nitin

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