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5 Best WordPress Author Box Plugins

Displaying the information about the author of the content itself is crucial enough to develop readers’ trust. From the authors’ side, it can be a nice promotion medium.

Some WordPress themes like Newspaper and Divi allow you to create a custom single post template and display the author box on the single post template you create. Or, if you use Elementor, you can also create a custom single post template and use the Author Box widget to display the author info box beneath the content section or any area you like.

If you keep wanting to use your current theme and want to display the author’s bio box, here are some plugins you can use.

Best WordPress author box plugins

1. Simple Author Box

Simple Author Box is one of the most popular WordPress author box plugins. This plugin is developed by WebFactory, a WordPress developer that also develops plugins like Maintenance (a maintenance plugin), 301 Redirects, and so on. Simple Author Box is a responsive author plugin. Once installed and activated, it will automatically display the author’s bio box beneath the article based on the information provided by the associated author. Simple Author Box allows you to display the following information on the author box:

  • Author name
  • Author bio
  • Author profile picture
  • Author social media icons

2. Molongui Authorship

Molongui Authorship is another WordPress author box plugin that you can use to display the author’s bio box of your website. Be it above the content or beneath the content. The plugin also allows you to display the author box bio on other locations to your liking using a shortcode. If you use a page builder plugin that offers no feature to display the author box, the ability to display author box via shortcode is especially a great feature.

Molongui Authorship is a feature-rich author plugin. In addition to allowing to display information like author bio, social media accounts, and so on, the plugin also offers an SEO setting to enable the author meta (not necessary if you already install a dedicated SEO plugin that gets the job done). Molongui Authorship itself is released as a freemium plugin. If you want to display social media accounts, you need to upgrade to the pro vesion.

3. Starbox

Starbox is another feature-rich enough WordPress author box plugin that allows you to display the info of your authors’ bio in a box. You can set the author to be displayed on the top of the content or beneath the content. You can also display the profile picture, latest articles, bio, and social media accounts. However, you can only add two social media accounts if you use the free version: Twitter and Facebook. You need to upgrade to the pro version to add Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms.

Startbox offers 6 different author box themes you can choose from. Plus, you will be able to set the size of the profile picture and text. Furthermore, Starbox also allows you to display the authors’ box anywhere using a WordPress widget or shortcode.

4. Booster Extension

Booster Extension is not merely an author box plugin. It is a great plugin to increase your visitors’ interaction with your content. The plugin allows you to give a thumb, star rating, and reaction to your posts. Also, you can enable the social sharing button. If you don’t need those elements and want to display the author box only instead, you can also do so. Regarding the author box, Booster Extension also allows you to display the following information:

  • Author name
  • Author bio
  • Author email
  • Author site
  • Profile picture
  • Social media accounts

5. Author Box for Divi

Just like the name suggests, this WordPress author box plugin is designed specifically for Divi theme. Even so, it also works on other WordPress themes. We tested it on Hello theme and everything went well. Once installed and activated, Author Box for Divi will automatically add the author box beneath the article.

You can set things like the profile picture, author name, author bio, and social media accounts to be displayed on the author box. There are also options to set the color of the box background, text color, and border color. However, you need to enter the hex code of each color manually. Author Box for Divi offers very minimal customization options.

The Bottom Line

For most authors, the information about themselves matter as it makes it easier for their works to be recognized by visitors. So, if you have a WordPress-based website with multiple authors, it would be great to display the authors’ bio box on the single posts to respect your authors. If the WordPress theme you use offers no feature to do so, you can use one of the WordPress author box plugins we have collected above.

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Aliko Sunawang

Aliko Sunawang

Aliko is a WordPress expert and lead blogger at WPPagebuilders. He has been blogging with WordPress since 2012. He is responsible of all content published on this website.
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