Add an Author Box to WordPress Posts with the WP About Author Plugin

Add an Author Box to WordPress Posts with the WP About Author Plugin

We’ve posted tutorials in the past for adding and customizing an author box for your WordPress posts, but we’ve got an even quicker solution for you now.

The WP About Author plugin is the easiest way to add a customizable author bio below your posts. The plugin works right out of the box with the profiles that are already built into WordPress. Check out a screenshot:

WP Author Box Features

  • Three border styles to match any theme
  • Change background color with easy to use color picker
  • Display settings allow you to control when to display author bios
  • Expands profile page by adding Twitter and Facebook

Use this plugin to help readers get to know the blog author a little better and add a touch of personality.

Note: The WordPress plugin directory states that this plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress and may no longer be maintained or supported. We recently tested it (January 2020) and it worked fine.

Alternatively, if you are looking for a similar plugin that is currently being maintained and supported, try using WP Post Author. This plugin lets you customize post author information, add the author’s social media details, hide/show different fields, style the author box using CSS, and use a shortcode and widget to display information about the author in different sections of your site.