The WordPress theme that I’m using on this blog doesn’t have any feature to highlight author Information below the posts. Also, I’ve seen many author information widgets for WordPress that displays the entire author information on the sidebar of your WordPress blog. If you’re having a multi-author blog then author information should be given in a creative & attractive way.
Also, there are ways to show Author information without using any plugins on WordPress and to do that you need to insert few lines of php on single.php file. I’ll write about this later and here, in this post I’ve mentioned some creative WordPress plugins to show author information below posts.
Fancier Author Box WordPress Plugin by ThematoSoup. The eye catching attraction of this plugin is its very eye catching. As you can see in above image It shows Author Bio as well as Latest post by the same author on that Blog. Hence, It is very useful for multi author blogs and I’m sure every visitor who scrolls down to read the post will read Author Bio.
To configure Fancier Author Box is pretty easy and it starts working immediately after installation. You can configure the numbers of Latest Posts to show in Author Box, Color combinations to make it compatible with your current WordPress theme.
A Five star rated plugin to show Author Information on WordPress blog. When I installed this plugin, I was unable to find plugin settings option and the Author Box automatically appeared below the published posts. It is simple, honest and doesn’t allow you to modify it unless you know php. Now you may ask that how the hell its creative? and the answer is Guerrillas Author Box is very simple, no options, no colorful configuration wizards, It just works!
This plugin adds an author box after your post contents.The box contains author’s avatar,name,post count,site link,personal description and Email. The Author description box is quite big and useful for WordPress blogs using full width WordPress Themes. Author box After Posts doesn’t provide GUI to configure itself. However, users can customize the style by editing the authorboxafterposts.css file.
Author Box Reloaded plugin requires WordPress Plugin Framework Reloaded to install and it is inspired by Brian Gardner’s article published on Studiopress. This WordPress plugin allows its users to define links to the external websites like Twitter, Identi.ca, Facebook, Netlog, LinkedIn, Drupal Association and WordPress.Org withing Author Box.
Blog owners can selectively include Author Box Reloaded using either a Template Tag or a Content Shortcode or even a mix of all this together.
Specially designed for twenty eleven WordPress theme but works on most WordPress themes. Easy Author Box WordPress Plugin adds an author box after your post contents. The box contains author’s avatar, name, post count, site link, personal description, Email and Social profile links such as Facebook, Twitter & Google+.
Author Box display setting is included in the tools section from where the user can change the display color of the author box. The display settings of Easy Author box looked pretty similar to Fancier Author Box Plugin. Social media links can be added to the author box through a special settings page which is present in the user profile page.
As the plugin name suggests, this plugin gives a flexibility to add different description for the same author according to the type of post. Users can add a custom field (author_desc) to their post and the author box for that post will show the custom description, otherwise a description from user profile will be used.
The Author box contains author’s avatar, name, post count, site link, description, Email, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Linkedin. Indeed it looks more social.