5 Best Author Box Plugin for WordPress

Now a days many of wordpress blog have author box at end of each post. Now it’s becoming very popular to have author box in author blog.

MOST of you already know author box and its importance to manage multi-author blogs.  There are many plugins that add author box to your blog but  I’m sharing 5 Best Author Box Plugin with many great features. Simple and advance plugins

5 Best Author Box Plugin for WordPress

Here I’m sharing free and best author box plugins for wordpress. You can try any of them you want.

1. Better Author Bio

5 Best Author Box Plugin for WordPress

This is best author box plugin I like from our list of best author box plugin and would recommend to use as it don’t require any coding. Its just simple, neat and clean :D. Here are few reasons Why I like this plugin!

  • It’s simple, clean and elegant.
  • View All Post by Author Option
  • Author Blog Link
  • Author Social Profile Link
  • It shows Number of Articles written by author
  • Too much easy to install and configure!

2. Fancier Author Box

5 Best Author Box Plugin for WordPress

Give identity to your single or multi-author with Fancier Author Box Plugin. This plugin comes with great features as well as link to author posts and latest post. You can easily hide or show latest post. Though I’ve not used it but many other blogs are using it and its working perfect!

There is also paid version of Fancier Author Box which gives you more advance features like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Tabs. You can read more here!

Here are few feature of premium version of this plugin.

  • Simple and Clean
  • Link to Author Latest Post
  • Social Icons below avatar
  • Easy to enable / customize its look and tab option!


3. Social Author Bio

5 Best Author Box Plugin for WordPress

Like other this plugin automatically adds an author bio box with Gravatar and social icons on your each posts. This is the most configurable author bio box with social profile links. It comes with 15+ Social profile links. You can easily customize any of them. Here are few features of this plugin!

  • Simple yet stylish like others! ;)
  • Gravatar with Author Bio
  • Shows Number of post by author
  • 15+ Social Profiles Links.

4. Cool Author Box

5 Best Author Box Plugin for WordPress

This plugin don’t need much introduction. This plugin also works like others but it style is different you can see screenshot above. This plugin will add author box to end of your post with avatar at bottom right side and link to author site and archives!

5. Custom About Author

5 Best Author Box Plugin for WordPress

This is last plugin from our collect of best author box plugin. This plugin looks like Social Author Bio. But Its simple with only 4 social profile and rounded corner! It does not contain link to author archives! Although its good plugin. You can try!

Don’t forget to look at our recent plugin collection for WordPress Blog


Over To You!

What do you think why author box is important for blogs? Don’t forget to let me know which best author box plugin you use in your blog in comment section!

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  1. says

    I have already filled that section and moreover my gravatar is also being show in the bar when I access my profile. But don’t know why my introduction is not shown even when I have filled and saved it.

  2. says

    Nice post. But can you solve my problem. I tried using Fancier author box. I have filled the About author section in my profile but it is not showing any text except my name. Any idea??

    • Ammar Ali says

      It seems you’ve not added your bio in your “Profile Page” in Wp Dashboard! Goto Dashboard > Profile and > About Yourself and add your info there! I’m sure it will works!

  3. says

    Thanks for compiling this list. I am currently using fancier author plugin but I might consider using the top on which is “better author bio” as it seems much simpler. The social author bio looks good as well.

  4. says

    I was using better author bio few months ago. Since my blog is one author blog so i thought that it is not necessary to install author bio box in single author blog.

    What do you think?

  5. Ashish says

    cool author box looks nice… thanks for the list, never knew that there are so many plugins for an author box….

  6. says

    Great list of Author box plugin. i am using the first one, Better Author Bio. and i am very much satisfied with this one. But hope i will try the others in future.
    Thanks for giving awesome list of Plugin.

  7. rakesh kumar says

    Though these are great plugins but i would love this feature in my theme not a seperate plugin.

    • Dragan Nikolic says


      I can understand why you want an author box as part of a WordPress theme you’re using, but this is not a good idea.

      A Theme, as the name suggests, provides graphical styles for your website. Plugins, on the other hand, offer advanced functionality and it’s important not to have the two under same roof.

      Don’t want to bore you all with this stuff so if you’re interested you can read more about this on WPTuts+ http://wp.tutsplus.com/articles/general/functionality-plugins-vs-themes/


  8. says

    Hi Ammar

    I use the AuthorSure author box plugin as it makes it easier to authenticate Authorship with Google.

    That allows you to get your Gravatar added to search engine listings.

    Thank you for sharing.


  9. Dragan Nikolic says

    Hello Ammar,

    Thanks so much for including our Fancier Author Box to your list of WordPress plugins.

    However, the screenshot is not accurate, because it represents our premium author bio plugin – Fanciest Author Box.

    In the spirit of honesty and providing your readers the correct information, it would be good to put the right plugin screenshot.


  10. says

    Gone are those days when I used an Author Box plugin :D I’m using custom codes for that author box you see on my posts Ammar. What are your thoughts on that?

    PS – I’m soon planning to code it so that it shows the “Follow” and “Like” button, for the specified author of the post. But just need to get my hands on a couple of things before that.


  11. says

    Not a bad list of plugins you got here.

    I think these are all cool.

    As for my blog, the theme / skin came with it’s own author bio box. Plus I can always edit it the way I want.

    Nice post for those who want to add a box to their blog.

  12. says

    @holly i read some of your comments above. You’ve excellent written skills. I loved reading your comments. @ammar thanks for liking my facebook fan page. You have a great blog here. I would suggest to concentrate a bit more on grammar. The first sentence should be Nowadays lot of bloggers…

    • Holly Jahangiri says

      Well, technically, that would be, “Nowadays, many WordPress blogs have…” :) But after such kind words, George, I feel petty in pointing that out. Thank you so much.

      Have you visited my blog?

  13. says

    Hi Ammar,
    I am really sorry to bother you yet again. I installed the “Better Author Bio” because you said it is the simplest. Unfortunately, even that aint simple enough for me. :(
    Can you please attach here a screen shot of your settings, because when I click on the Facebook or Twitter button appearing down there with the posts, it is showing error 404.

      • Holly Jahangiri says

        That’s usually my problem – some apps and plug-ins fail to specify the syntax they expect. Is my Twitter supposed to be HollyJahangiri, @hollyjahangiri, or twitter.com/hollyjahangiri, or http://twitter.com/hollyjahangiri? Kind of annoying to do that by trial and error, isn’t it?

        Then, invariably, you get to the Facebook question, and instead of just entering the page name, it expects a full URL. Meh. :)

  14. says

    all the author boxes are good..will like t have o\any of these on my blog but unfortunate my blog is on blogspot..please share some author boxes for blogspot also….

  15. Anton Koekemoer says

    Hi Ammar,

    Thanks for sharing the awesome plugins. – I might just change mine accordingly. I think it’s time for a new touch on my website.

  16. Kundan Bhardwaj says

    I don’t need a plugin for it as this feature is inbuilt in my theme. Thanks for sharing though Ammar.

      • Kundan Bhardwaj says

        It is a modified theme actually by one of my friends, however the original is by someone else. Once you visit the blog , you will get to know exactly what I am talking about.

  17. says

    I am a new blogger with no knowledge of SEO and stuff. Most of what I do know about blogging is based on useful info I get from blogs like these.
    I am installing Plugin #3. I like this one more than the others because it allows me to link my Gravatar and social profile links as well.
    If WP Biographia is any better, please let me know.

    • Ammar Ali says

      Good Choice and That’s up to you. You can use any one which suit perfectly on your blog :) I’m not sure about WP Biographia plugin!

    • Holly Jahangiri says

      You can see WP Biographia in action on my site. You can always give several different ones a try, and just pick the one you like best. :)

  18. says

    Have tried most out of them, and love the first one a lot that is also being used by BasicBlogTips and other biggies. But, still I’d love stick with one that is offered by Genesis itself.

  19. Saif says


    I am using Custom about Author ! It is really working awesome for me. :)

    Have you seen it on my blog? :P

    Thank you

  20. Holly Jahangiri says

    I use WP Biographia, and like it a lot. Did you give that one a try? If so, I’m curious why it didn’t make the cut.

    • Ammar Ali says

      Hey Holly! :D
      Nice to see you on my blog again! This plugin WP Biographia seems great! May be I’ll try this plugin in future!

      • Holly Jahangiri says

        Do that! I think I’m using it on all my blogs, now. It’s easy and very customizable; also has good support for multi-author blogs (one of the reasons I liked it – I mean, I have the whole “About” page, but my guest bloggers don’t).

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