15 Best WordPress Author Bio Plugins for 2018

Author bio is one of an essential section of any blog, and if you don’t show author information for your blog posts, then it looks incomplete.

Most of the premium WordPress themes comes with built in author bio section to show author information and if your theme doesn’t have this functionality you can use any of the WordPress plugins listed in this collection to get started.

Blogging is all about expressing writers experience or point of view regarding any subject matter, and if your blog doesn’t have the basic author information, then your users will not relate to your content or consider it as important.

So, it becomes extremely important to show author information prominently above or below the post.

Also, if you showcase your author prominently, then it will encourage other bloggers to contribute to your blog as a guest blogger.

In this post, we will discuss a few high-quality author bio plugins for WordPress which you can use on your blog to highlight your authors.

Top WordPress Author Bio Plugins

Fancier Author Box

One of the most widely used author bio box plugin for WordPress, it’s a comprehensive plugin which shows two tabs first one is for author box and the second one is for the social media links. You can show all the premium social media profiles to attract a user to your social network.

You have the option to show the author bio box above as well as below the post or both. You can show the bio box in all content type like posts, pages, and custom post types.

Also, you can customize the look and feel of the author bio box to make the match with your WordPress theme. The premium version of the plugin gives you, even more, features and customization option.

Fancier Author Box

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WP About Author

Another beautiful free author information plugin for WordPress, it’s a simple plugin which you can customize according to your need. It shows social icons, author avatar, and essential links. There are no complicated settings for this plugin just install, activate and get started.

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Author Bio Box

A super simple plugin to show author bio in your blog. It can show profile information, avatar, and social links. This plugin provides you the option to show some social profiles as per your wish.

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Co-Authors Plus

If you run a multi-author blog, then this plugin can be useful for you because this plugin enables co-author to edit posts. If you have a team of writers and all of them contribute simultaneously, I suggest you have a look at this plugin as it can make your life a lot easier and save a lot of customization work.

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Sexy Author Bio

This plugin is created to offer you a highly customizable author bio box which will look great and provide you all required features. It is a fully responsive plugin, and you get the option to show five social media icons which you can select from all the prominent options.

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Custom About Author

Another very useful WordPress author bio plugin, this plugin brings in depth to your author bio section by providing you option to create multiple author bio and select different bio for different posts as per your requirement.

You can show social media profiles like the other plugins.

Custom About Author

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Author Box After Posts

This author bio plugin gives a lot of control on your hands; you can show more than ten social media profiles. You can also show custom author avatar instead of Gravatar. Overall, it sounds like a really interesting plugin.

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Guerrilla’s Author Box

A simple plugin which will add a beautiful author bio box at the end of the post. There are a no complicated settings for this plugin just install and get started. It does provide you all the essential components like author name, bio, avatar, social links, etc.

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Elite Members – WordPress Author Listing and Box

This is another premium plugin to manage authors, it is not created just to show the author bio box, but it can showcase your writers in a beautiful way and display top contributors on your blog.

This plugin offers you powerful admin panel to manage the plugin effectively. It comes with three different author box styles, four author listing styles, extra profile fields, option to customize look and feel of the box and more.

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Author Box Reloaded

It’s a free WordPress plugin to show writers information. A simple plugin which will display a bio blog below each single article page with the profile information of the writer and the external links which he sets in this profile.

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WP Biographia

A highly customizable free user bio box plugin which enables you to set profile box for each user which can be shown on the front page, single pages, RSS feed, archives, etc.

You can choose here you want the bio box to display, you can customize the look and feel of the widget by changing the background color, border color. You can resize the avatar image, you can place the box above or below the content and even mute it for selected posts and pages.

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XPandable Author Tab

With this plugin you can display your author in style, it adds an expanding panel to show author details on the page, post. It also offers you a widget which can be placed them in the sidebar. Like the other plugins in this list, it offers you the option to show the image, detailed information and the social links of the author.

Advanced user can place the widget anywhere with the provided shortcode and style the widget as per requirement with additional CSS.

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Conclusion

As already mentioned an author bio box is very important for any blog. All the above-mentioned WordPress author bio plugins are tried and tested so there should not be any issue with these tools.

If you want to go for a free option, I would suggest you select Fancier Author Box because I have used this plugin in the past and it works perfectly on any device.  And if you want more than just the author box then go for Elite Members plugin.

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  • My Vote is for the sexy author bio. Nice!

  • Victor

    What about Molongui Authorship? I use it on my blog and it’s great! It allows you to show the author box even for non-registered users, which is really usefull when you allow guest posting :-)

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