Add Author Box using Starbox Plugin in WordPress

Starbox – the Author Box for Humans Plugin is a highly rated and simple plugin that lets you add author info in posts/pages. The plugin is easy to set up and have a clean presentation feature. Starbox – the Author Box for Humans Plugin is developed Squirrly team, whose others plugins are also highly rated. This article shows steps to add author box using Starbox plugin in WordPress.

Features of Starbox – the Author Box for Humans Plugin

  • Great Customizable feature
  • SEO friendly
  • Easy setup and adjustment and user-friendly
  • Easy shortcodes
  • Highly Rated
  • Less size, less load

Add Author Box using Starbox Plugin in WordPress

Step 1. Install and Activate Plugin

To install the plugin, go to “WordPress Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” as shown below. Search “Starbox – the Author Box for Humans”.  Hit the Install Now button and Activate the plugin on your website.Add Author Box using Starbox Plugin in WordPress

Once, you’ve activated the plugin, the page redirects you to the StarBox Setting

Step 2. StarBox Plugin Settings

Once, you’ve activated the plugin, the page automatically redirects you to the StarBox Setting as shown below. 

Add Author Box using Starbox Plugin in WordPress

Display Settings

Display Settings allow you to select whether you want to display in custom posts, pages. You may also click on Yes / No tab to display the Starbox with Top Star theme under titles of every page. The plugin will hide/display Open Graph Profile in meta for each and every other according to your preference setting.

Theme Setting

Theme setting beautifies the visibility of the author box in posts/pages.

  • The Author Boxposition Up/Down allows whether to display author box above the content or below the content in posts/pages.
  • Choosing Default Themes display the different visibility of the Author box
  • The choosing size of the Name and Description display the dimensions of the texts in the author box.

Shortcode

You can also use default shortcode [starbox] or [starbox id=USER_ID] in widgets or blogs manually to display author box.

3. StarBox Settings

After configuring all the settings, Click Save Settings button at the end of the setting page

Step 3. Editing User Profiles

You need to edit your bio section and other fields in order to give brief details about you. In your Dashboard menu, go to Users > Your Profile

Add Author Box using Starbox Plugin in WordPress

You’ll see a StarBox Settings for this Author in author setting page.

Display Author Box for user

Admin has authorized access whether to show the Starbox Author box for specific users or not.

Add Author Box using Starbox Plugin in WordPress

Change your Profile Image

One of the prolific features of StarBox plugin is you can upload your own custom images to be displayed in the author box. If your email is not associated with gravatar or you may don’t want to display your gravatar image, then this plugin is developed for you.

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Click on Choose Files > Upload button to display your profile image.

6. Change Profile photo

Job Setting

This is a section for an author to update his  Job Details and Biographic Info which will be displayed in author box in posts or pages. In this section, Author needs to update his current Job Title, Company Name, and Company Website URL. If you want to hide your job details, you can leave it blank. You can also edit your custom Author Bio in the Textarea field.

7. Job Setting

Social Settings

Free Starbox Plugin just allows the author to add two Social Links to be displayed in the author box. However, if you buy Pro Version of this plugin, you’ll get more Social Links and High Priority Support as well. Insert your social links in respective fields. Also, if you do not want Google Search Spider to follow your social links, you’ll see an option Add rel=”nofollow” to Social links, click on YES tab.

8. Social Setting

Step 4. Viewing Author Box in Posts

After the plugin has been finally set up, you will see StarBox Author Box being automatically displayed in pages or posts as per the settings you have made for the plugin.

9. Social Settings

If you have followed the steps correctly, your Author Box will look similar to the screenshot above.

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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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