7 Best Author Box Plugin in WordPress

When a single author or multiple authors write blogs, the readers may want to connect with them more if they like the article. That’s why in most popular blog posts, you’ll see the author box below each post or above the post. Without a doubt, the author box helps visitors to connect with the author more by visiting their websites or social profile links. Author box is also one reason that the search traffic of the website is high. This article shows 7 best Author Box Plugin in WordPress. 

7 Best Author Box Plugin in WordPress 

1. Starbox

Best Author Box Plugin in WordPress

Unlike other Author box plugin, Starbox comes with a Latest Post Tab by default. The plugin itself has a motto “the Author Box for Humans” is highly rated and different author bio box can be assigned accordingly. The plugin is developed with integrated Google Authorship. The Author can setup various social profile links according to his preference.

The Plugin can be displayed above or below the posts/pages and various boxes can be further customized elegantly from the plugin setting itself. The interesting part about this plugin is it uses default Shortcode [starbox] which can even be displayed manually in posts or widgets. The Author Bio can be set up from the User Settings from the Dashboard.

2. Fancier Author Box
Best Author Box Plugin in WordPress

Fancier Author Box is one of the highly rated plugin in WordPress. This Author Box plugin also has functionality similar to Starbox i.e. the Latest Post tab in the box which displays the author’s recent posts. You can only customize the tab box with color options since the latest post tab is set default by the plugin. Along with posts and pages, the custom post types also support the author bio.

The Global Settings page of the plugin can be configured from Settings > Fancier Box in the Dashboard and The Author Bio is set up from the User > Settings from the Dashboard.

3. Simple Author Box
Best Author Box Plugin in WordPress

Simple Author Box by its name is a simple WordPress plugin which adds some awesome responsive author box with social links in an author box in posts or pages. The plugin has great customizable functionality with text colors, box elements, social icons, and even Typography from its Plugin Setting Page. You can go to Plugin Setting page from Setting > Simple Author Box in the Dashboard.

4. Custom About Author
Best Author Box Plugin in WordPress

Custom About Author plugin allows authors by displaying brief biography at the end of the posts about the brief bio of Authors. The admin can choose the custom Author Profile for Author Box in posts or pages. There are also availability of different social links including Skype and Xing. The Custom Author bio can be set up from Users > Custom Authors and the plugin can be configured from Users -> Custom once the Author Profile is set up.

5. Sexy Author Bio
Best Author Box Plugin in WordPress

As the name suggests, Sexy Author Bio adds very sexy author bio for both single and multiple users below the posts or pages. Authors can configure display settings, mobile visibility settings, icons settings, user accessibility settings, and more. Author can also style the Author Name Text and Biography Texts by assigning custom height, font-size, decoration, etc in this plugin.

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The Plugin setting can be configured via Author Bio > Setting tab. There you can find all the required settings of the plugin according to your preference. Author’s bio setting can be set up by clicking Users > Your Profile tab from the Dashboard. 

6. WP Author Box Lite
Best Author Box Plugin in WordPress

WP Author Box Lite plugin is a free plugin which possess responsive design, multiple customizable options, various layouts and designs, google and facebook authorships, and the most importantly the author box is added below, above or both in posts, pages or custom posts according to the configuration made.

The active and inactive tabs can be customized, background colors of the box can be designed vividly, and social profile links can be controlled whether to display on the Author box or not.

To configure the plugin, you’ll see Author Box lite menu in the Dashboard right after activating the plugin. To set up the Author Bio, you can go to Users > Your Profile page from the Dashboard.

7. Author Box with Different DescriptionBest Author Box Plugin in WordPress

The Author box with Different Description has an amazing flexible option to add the different description for the same author in different posts or pages. The plugin also adds different social links with no follow option. It’s clean and elegant design is its prominent feature. The Author Box can be shown below or above the posts or pages. Another interesting feature of this plugin is author can add his/her custom image for the social profile links.

To set up global setting for Different Description plugin, you can go to Setting > Author Box from the Dashboard whereas, to configure Author Details, go to Users > Your Profile page from the Dashboard.


There are other few Author Box plugins available in WordPress. But these are highly rated and covers all the features of other available plugins. You can pick up any plugin among above. The choice is yours.

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Rupesh Karna

Rupesh is a Web developer, freelancer and creative blog writer. Coding is his passion. He develops clean and elegant websites that client loves. He loves exploring the world when he doesn't feel like coding.

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