Meks Smart Author Widget

Description

Simple plugin which allows you to display author/user info inside WordPress widget. Smart feature of this plugin is user/author “auto detection” which means that it can optionally show author of current post on single post templates or on specific author archive.

Features

  • Flexible display options
  • Auto detect post author on single post and author templates
  • Custom avatar size
  • Link avatar image to author archive (optional)
  • Link user display name to author archive (optional)
  • Replace widget title with user display name (optional)

Smart Author Widget plugin is created by MeksHQ

Live preview?
You can see Smart Author Widget live example on our Throne theme demo website

Screenshots

  • Widget options interface
  • Widget in action

Installation

  1. Upload meks-smart-author-widget.zip to plugins via WordPress admin panel or upload unzipped folder to your wp-content/plugins/ folder
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance -> Widgets to add and setup the widget

FAQ

  • For any questions, error reports and suggestions please email support@mekshq.com or visit http://mekshq.com
Installation Instructions
  1. Upload meks-smart-author-widget.zip to plugins via WordPress admin panel or upload unzipped folder to your wp-content/plugins/ folder
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance -> Widgets to add and setup the widget

Reviews

Thumbs up!

This was the best plugin I could find for displaying an author profile in the sidebar.

works well

Works well out of the box and is easily configurable. Looks good from the start.

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Contributors & Developers

“Meks Smart Author Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.9

  • Fixed: “Link author name” and “Link author avatar” not working if “Display author all posts archive link” option was not checked

1.0.8

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 4.3

1.0.6

  • Added a possibility for developers to override widget template through WordPress themes

1.0.5

  • Added an option to specify custom URL and override author default archive link

1.0.4

  • Full compatibility with new WordPress customizer in WP 3.9+

1.0.3

  • Optimization for websites with large number of users

1.0.2

  • Added translation files (en_US)

1.0.1

  • Link to avatar option bug fixed

1.0

  • Initial release