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.
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.
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 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.
You can also use default shortcode [starbox] or [starbox id=USER_ID] in widgets or blogs manually to display author box.
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
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.
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.
Click on Choose Files > Upload button to display your profile image.
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.
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.
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.
If you have followed the steps correctly, your Author Box will look similar to the screenshot above.
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