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Custom About Author

This plugin displays the author profile at the end of the post. There is the option to display the author's user profile or a custom profile.

=1.6= * Fixed issue with forward slashes being added to custom HTML and breaking links and images. * September 28th 2014

=1.5.7= * More database columns size reduction as some users are having problems creating the custom about author table. * Added UTF8 as requested by users. * July 11th 2013

=1.5.6= * Embed more debug information when there is a problem adding custom about authors. (only shows debug when a problem occurs) * Increase size of description box to 2000 characters as requested by users. * Updating LinkedIn profile prefix from http://www.linkedin.com/in/ to http://www.linkedin.com/ * July 4th 2013

=1.5.5= * Fix problem with adding Custom About Author for some websites. * June 9th 2013

=1.5.4= * Added rel="me author publisher" to Google+ link so that Google with link your profile with your post and your Google+ photo will show up next to your posts in the search engine. * Refer to http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1408986 for more information about adding Author information to search results. * Apr 21th 2013

=1.5.3= * Changed the way css is enqueue as suggested by users Jon Brown and Baden. Thanks Guys! * Mar 13th 2013

=1.5.2= * Fix issue with add custom about authors for some users in version 1.5 or 1.5.1 * Mar 13th 2013

=1.5.1= * Fix issue with custom icon 1 being printed outside of the custom author box * Feb 19th 2013



  • Added option to display about author box at the top of post (Big thanks to Ricardo Feliciano from SonyRumers.net for the changes)
  • May 5th 2012


  • Added new social media fields (Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo)
  • Added global settings to choose type of content to display custom author (home page, page, single post, archive page)
  • Add shortcode to display custom author [custom_author] (no username needs to be specified)
  • Added php code for use in theme ( caa_get_current_author_bio() or caa_get_author_bio($username) )
  • Fix to facebook social media link.
  • January 29th 2012


  • Custom author box no longers display on the main blog page
  • Added WYSIWYG editor for editing custom HTML
  • December 3rd 2011


  • Added option to use a custom author image (instead of gravatar)
  • Added shortcode to display custom author [custom_author=username]
  • December 1st 2011


  • Fix problem with extra \ being added to " and '.
  • November 27th 2011.


  • Initial release.
  • October 26th 2011.

Requires: 3.2.1 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0.8
Last Updated: 2014-9-28
Active Installs: 2,000+


4.7 out of 5 stars


0 of 2 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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