Guerrilla’s Author Box

Description

This is a plugin that adds an author box to the end of your posts, showing off the authors name, description, website link and gravatar powered avatar.

As of version 1.3 the following input boxes were removed:

  • aim
  • yim
  • jabber

The following input boxes were added:

  • twitter
  • facebook
  • google+
  • linkedin
  • dribbble
  • github

Screenshots

  • This is how the author box displays in the Clarity WordPress theme

Installation

  1. Upload ‘guerrilla-author-box.php’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

FAQ

Will there ever be more options added?

Yes, I do have plans on adding more options for this plugin. For instance, I plan on adding a page in the WordPress admin panel for you to be able to edit the CSS so the author box can be styled to fit with your theme design.

What are the default CSS codes?

As of version 1.3, the css is contained in it’s own style.css file within the plugin folder instead of directly added to the html of your web page.

You can copy/paste the below css codes into your themes CSS file and adjust them accordingly in order to override the css that’s been added with the plugin.

.guerrillawrap {
    background: #f8f8f8;
    -webkit-box-sizing:border-box;
    -moz-box-sizing:border-box;
    -ms-box-sizing:border-box;
    box-sizing:border-box;
    border: 1px solid #d0d0d0;
    float: left;
    padding: 2%;
    width: 100%;
}

.guerrillagravatar {
    float: left;
    margin: 0 10px 0 0;
    width: 10%;
}

.guerrillatext {
    float: left;
    width: 84%;
}

.guerrillatext h4 {
    font-size: 20px;
    line-height: 20px;
    margin: 0 0 0 0;
    padding: 0;
}

.guerrillatext p {
    margin: 5px 0 12px 0;
}

.guerrillasocial {
    float: left;
    width: 100%;
}

.guerrillasocial a {
    border: 0;
    margin-right: 10px;
}

Reviews

Took me 5 minutes to set up. It just works.

Thank you for this simple and easy to use plugin! It just works. And thanks for the provided CSS! It is already styled nicely, but it is easy to customize as well. Adds additional fields to the author bio at the end of the post.

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Contributors & Developers

“Guerrilla’s Author Box” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1

  • Automatically remove the aim/yim/jabber profile options
  • Automatically add twitter/facebook/google+/linkedin options

1.2

  • Fixed a PHP error which caused the plugin to deactivate

1.3

  • Automatically add dribbble/github options
  • Fixed the way social links were displayed within the author box (no url added in the backend, no link shows up on the live site)
  • Fixed how the css styles are used to style the author box (previously added to html, now in their own style.css file)

1.4

  • Minor CSS fixes

1.5

  • various html fixes

1.6

  • various html fixes

1.7

  • added fontawesome support and icons to social profile links
  • cleaned up css and adjusted the styles of the links/text

1.8

  • Updated various CSS styles
  • Updated fontawesome version