Molongui Authorship


WordPress only lets you assign one author to a single post. And that author must be a registered user with an account to your WordPress installation.

This plugin is a complete suite on all about authors and authorship. Extending and enhancing WordPress default behavior, this plugin lets you to:

  • give multiple authors credit on one post
  • add writers as bylines without creating user accounts
  • automatically display author info and related posts within a fancy author box on all posts, all pages or just on those you configure.


  • Multiple authors
  • Guest authors
  • Author box
  • Related posts
  • Flexible display options
  • 3 different author box layouts
  • 2 different related posts layouts
  • Author box customization with live-preview
  • Customizable/Translatable frontend strings
  • Responsive design, mobile ready layouts
  • 70+ social networks to link to (check out complete list here)
  • Live preview in WordPress Customizer
  • Structured data
  • Google Authorship
  • Facebook Authorship
  • Template tags
  • Theme compatibility

Need more? Would you like to extend plugin functionality to any post type? Do you want to show the author box on the sidebar or anywhere else? Need to fully customize the author box to make it match your theme design? May be looking for more layouts and social networks?

Look no more. Molongui Authorship Premium is what you need. Check extended features below:

Premium features

  • All above mentioned features
  • Multiple authors and author box also available for any custom post type (products, articles, projects…)
  • Guest author archive pages. All posts from a guest author listed in a single page, just like WordPress does with registered users
  • Enhanced display settings
  • Author box shortcode. Add as many author boxes as you needed, anywhere
  • Author list shortcode
  • 20+ extra professional social networks to link to (check out complete list here)
  • 8 premium author profile layouts
  • 1 premium related posts layout
  • Fully customizable author box layout styles
  • Contributors page with a list of all authors on your site

Molongui Authorship plugin is created by Molongui.


Multiple authors for posts

Do you want to show multiple authors for a post in WordPress? Many websites often have more than one author working on the same article. In that case you may want to give credit to all the authors who worked on the post.

Add multiple authors for posts and pages, as many as you like. Just use the selector you will find on edit-post page to add, order and remove multiple authors.

Byline is updated accordingly everywhere on your site by default. You can choose how many author names to be displayed on it: all, just the main author, main author plus remaining number of authors, first two plus remaining number of authors…

The order how the authors are listed is important because the first one will be taken as the “main” author for the post. That’s why you can easily re-order authors by drag-and-drop.

Advanced users and developers may use the Molongui Authorship template tags to list multi-authors anywhere they would normally list the author. Take a look at plugin’s documentation to know how to.

Guest authors

You might have contributing authors who write for your blog but you don’t want to give them access to your WordPress installation, not even with a subscriber role. Even if that’s the case, it would be nice to give them credit for what they wrote anyway.

Add writers as bylines without creating WordPress user accounts. Simply create a guest author profile for the writer and assign him/her to the post or page of your choice. Just use the selector you will find on edit-post page to add the defined guest author.

As it happens with multiple authors, byline is updated everywhere on you site by default.

Author box

Give credit to the authors and contributors of your blog by showing their profile information in a fancy and minimalistic box on all posts, all pages or just on those that you configure.

Add as much information about the author as you need: name, picture, personal link, job title, company, company link, social media links, bio… even choose whether to show related posts from that author to increase page views and session duration.

Each author can have a different set of social media profiles added. Just choose from more than 70 social networks: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Vk, Flickr, Vine, Meetup, Sina-weibo, Deviantart, Stumbleupon, Myspace, Mixi, SoundCloud,, Foursquare, Vimeo, Spotify, GitHub, CodePen… Check out the complete list here.

You can even choose whether to show the author box above or below your content and customize colors, sizes, effects, shapes and other styles to make it look sexy.

All with different author box layouts with structured data to help search engines to index your content better and present it more prominently in search results.


Check out a live demo with different author box examples here.


Get instant answers for the most common questions and learn how to use the plugin checking out the docs.


This plugin has been translated to the following languages on a best effort basis. Would you like to translate this plugin into your language? Please, let us know!

  • English (100%)
  • Spanish (100%)
  • Arabic (60%, 203 strings remaining) (thanks to Bahr AbdUlrazzak)
  • Dutch (56%, 221 strings remaining)
  • French (37%, 319 strings remaining)
  • German (29%, 356 strings remaining)
  • Chinese (28%, 360 strings remaining)
  • Russian (28%, 363 strings remaining)


  • Author dropdown selector with drag-and-drop authors list. Option to whether display the author box on a post basis.
  • Automatically generated byline for a multi-authored post (frontend).
  • Byline on posts list (backend).
  • Enhanced user profile page.
  • Guest authors list.
  • Guest author edit page.
  • Author box placed below single-authored post contents.
  • Author box placed above single-authored post contents.
  • Related posts displayed within the author box.
  • Responsive view.
  • Customized author box.
  • Author box with customized frontend strings.
  • Author box with tabbed layout.
  • Related posts displayed within the author box with tabbed layout.
  • Author boxes placed below multi-authored post contents (layout 1).
  • Author box placed below multi-authored post contents (layout 2).
  • Author box placed on sidebar (Premium feature).
  • List of authors from your blog with flat layout (Premium feature).
  • List of authors from your blog with simple layout (Premium feature).
  • List of authors from your blog with complete layout (Premium feature).
  • Author box customization with live-preview.
  • Plugin settings page (backend) (1/3).
  • Plugin settings page (backend) (2/3).
  • Plugin settings page (backend) (3/3).


Automatic Plugin Installation

To install this plugin using the built-in plugin installer:

  1. Go to “Plugins” > “Add New”.
  2. Type in “Molongui Authorship” in Search Plugins box. The built-in plugin installer will find the plugin for you.
  3. Click “Install Now” to install the plugin.
  4. The resulting installation screen will list the installation as successful or note any problems during the install.
  5. If successful, click “Activate Plugin” to activate it, or “Return to Plugin Installer” for further actions.

Manual Plugin Installation

To install a WordPress Plugin manually:

  1. Download the plugin to your computer.
  2. Extract the plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. With your FTP program, upload the extracted plugin folder to the “wp-content/plugins” folder in your WordPress directory.
  4. Go to “Plugins” screen and find the newly uploaded plugin in the list.
  5. Click “Activate” to activate it.

If you need further assistance, please, read the “Installing Plugins” article on the WordPress Codex or write us an email so we can assist you.


The only requirement the Molongui Authorship plugin has to run is that your host must be running PHP version 5.3.0 or greater. Considering that WordPress recommends it to be 5.6 or greater, this should not be a problem.


Will Molongui Authorship work with my theme?

Yes. Molongui Authorship will work with any theme, but may require premium styling features to make it match nicely.

Where is the author box displayed?

The author box is displayed there where you want it to be displayed. You can configure to show it on all posts and pages or just on those you select. Also, you can choose whether to display it above or below the content.

You can also automatically show the author box on any custom post-type or add as many author boxes as you wish anywhere with the Premium version of the plugin, which is available here.

Why should I give credit to authors who write in my blog?

Whatever your reason for having a blog, whether it’s for business or a personal hobby, it’s important to do it right. In order to boost SEO rankings, gain traffic and leads, you need to have great content on your blog. And when it comes to creating great content, it really does matter who is writing. Authorship provides significant benefits:

  • Higher click through rates
  • Higher visibility
  • Higher page views
  • Lower plagiarism
  • Build trust
  • Elevate the role of the writer
  • Establish authority

Molongui Authorship plugin allows you to give credit to any author who writes in your blog, whether it has a registered user on your WordPress installation or not (guest author). Check the plugin features above.

What if the post is written by a guest author?

A custom post-type is defined so guest authors can be chosen as post authors without having a registered account on your WordPress site. Use “Guest authors” from the WP admin menu and add a new guest author.

Why would I care about guest posting?

Whether you are a re-known author or not, guest posting is a good strategy for growing your blog readership and platform. “Guest posting” means writing and publishing an article on someone else’s website or blog. If you allow people guest-posting on your site, you need a way to give them credit for their content so it can be a win-win situation for both (you and your guest authors). Authorship is important to the reputation, professional advancement and financial support of bloggers.

Why Linkedin and Xing profiles are premium options?

Both social networks are intended for business and professional networking and we require you to purchase the premium plugin for commercial use.

Where are all the social networks the plugin features? I can’t see them all…

To avoid clutter the edit page, some social networks are not displayed by default. To configure which networks to display, go to the plugin settings page.

Where can I find documentation and user guides?

For help setting up and configuring this plugin, please refer to the documentation.

How do I get support for this plugin?

We’re following the threads and based on them we always try to build up new and better implementations for the plugin. If you want Premium Support, that also comes with High Priority, then go to our support page.


Perfect plugin and Great support

I love this plugin and the support behind it. They always exceed expectations and are quick to help. I like that they are always improving the plugin. It’s the best out there.

Best Plugin of its Genre, Incredible Support

The Molongui Authorship plugin is absolutely perfect for guest authorship, in addition to its many other customizable features. I’m seeing from other 5-star review headlines that other users of this plugin received stellar support for this plugin — and they’re right: I rarely leave these reviews, but the Molongui support team was so awesome in assisting me with difficult needs particular to my site, and now the plugin’s working 100% on my end. With that I’m happy to pass on the good news about this plugin.

Awesome plugin by an awesome team. Time to feature some guest authors, baby.

Excellent plugin and support!

This plugin is excellent if you run a multi-author blog/site and you want to have a biography box for each author but don’t want them to have WordPress login credentials.

The customer support is excellent — they go above and beyond to ensure you get the best user experience.

Great Support

Purchased the premium, received great one on one support, perfect solution for WordPress managers who have a ton of guest authors that either don’t have an internet presence, or don’t contribute enough to be a user.

Limited, ok

This plugin gives a clunky, hard coded presentation, but it works OK. Yes, it defaults to appear on all pages and posts. You have to disable them one at a time, or buy premium. But the fact that the obnoxious (now a new and improved bright orange-yellow!) sales pitch block taking up space on every administration screen is un-dismissable has convinced me to not buy premium.

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Contributors & Developers

“Molongui Authorship” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Important: if you use any cache system, please purge it after the installation of any update.

3.1.2 (2018-10-31)

  • Enhancements:
    • Guest authors list displays the number of each post-type authored by a guest author.
    • Minor performance improvement when retrieving posts.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed related entries not being ordered as configured.
    • Fixed php warning displaying when there is no post configured to show the author box.

3.1.1 (2018-10-29)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed related custom post types not showing.
    • Fixed JavaScript error on custom post types where the plugin was not enabled on.

3.1.0 (2018-10-25)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added more social profiles and networks (Digg).
    • Unlocked some premium settings: icons color and headline text case.
    • Dropped usage of jQuery.noConflict() to avoid issues with other plugins.
    • Framework updated to version 1.2.5.
    • [PREMIUM] Added more social profiles and networks (Angellist, Amazon, Dropbox, Ebay, Dribbble, PayPal, Scribd).
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed PHP warning regarding ‘tabs_active_color’ setting not being defined.
    • Fixed tabs background color settings not live previewing.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed tabs position setting being ignored at the frontend.

3.0.0 (2018-10-19)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added a new box layout that displays author profile above related posts in the same author box.
    • Added settings to customize box tabs (if “tabbed” layout selected).
    • Added a new template to display related entries into the author box.
    • Added the option to not display any avatar if none uploaded and no Gravatar found.
    • Added ‘Hide on these post categories’ setting to control on which categories the author box won’t be displayed by default.
    • Added ‘Order’ setting to be able to move the author box above or below other third party contents added to the contents of the post.
    • Added setting to control where to display the author box on a per post basis. Post setting prevails over plugin setting.
    • Added setting to make links to social networks ‘nofollow’.
    • Orange upgrade notice displayed at the top of some admin pages is now dismissible for 60 days.
    • Framework updated to version 1.2.4.
    • [PREMIUM] Added 7 new profile templates.
    • [PREMIUM] Added a third template to display related entries into the author box.
    • [PREMIUM] Refactored author box layout structure which leads to 40 different layouts to choose from.
    • [PREMIUM] A ‘Contributors’ page with a list of all authors in your site is automatically created.
    • [PREMIUM] Added ‘show_bio’ attribute to [molongui_author_box] shortcode to control whether to display author bio information.
    • [PREMIUM] Added ‘extra_content’ attribute to [molongui_author_box] shortcode to display custom content (HTML tags allowed) after/instead of author bio information.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed archive pages not showing custom post types.
    • Fixed archive pages not showing uploaded avatar for wp-users.
    • Fixed author avatar displaying wrong on “Contributors” page from Extra theme.

2.2.4 (2018-09-14)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added small hack to avoid issues displaying the author box after floating elements.
    • [PREMIUM] Added “molongui_author_avatar” shortcode to display author avatar wherever needed.

2.2.3 (2018-09-13)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed “What’s new” notice being displayed although having been dismissed.

2.2.2 (2018-09-03)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed comment avatar displaying wrong image (bug introduced on version 2.1.0).
    • Fixed revisions displaying the wrong author name in some cases at edit post screen (backend).
    • Fixed revisions displaying the wrong author avatar in some cases at edit post screen (backend).
    • Fixed post list displaying the wrong author avatar when a post is locked because someone is editing it (backend).

2.2.1 (2018-08-17)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed author box displaying tabs on every layout.

2.2.0 (2018-08-16)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added option to display the author box above and below the post content.
    • Added option to disable “guest authors” functionality.
    • [PREMIUM] Added “Capitalize”, “Overline” and “Over and underline” options to text-style settings.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed author pages displaying posts from other authors.

2.1.1 (2018-08-14)

  • Enhancements:
    • Framework updated to version 1.2.3.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed registered author bio being replaced by a co-author’s bio in archive pages when that co-author is the main author of the post.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed guest-author bio not showing on author archives pages.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed guest-author bio being replaced by a registered user bio in paged archive pages.

Important: Back up your WordPress database before updating.

2.1.0 (2018-08-14)

  • Enhancements:
    • Unlocked “Only on posts” and “Only on pages” options for “Show by default” author box setting.
    • Unlocked “author name color” setting.
    • Settings page reorganization for clarity’s sake.
    • Moved author box style customization (“Author” tab) to WordPress Customizer with live preview.
    • Moved strings customization (“Labels” tab) to WordPress Customizer with live preview.
    • Font and border sizes can now be set in pixels.
    • Framework updated to version 1.2.2.
    • [PREMIUM] Added setting to disable user archive pages and redirect pages to any given destination.
    • [PREMIUM] Added setting to disable the link to archive pages on author name.
    • [PREMIUM] Added more styles to further customize the author box: border style, text style…
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed biography not showing break lines.
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.9.8.
  • Other:
    • Removed “Main” tab from plugin settings page.
    • Added “Byline” tab to plugin settings page.
    • Added “Guest authors” tab to plugin settings page.
    • Added “Author archives” tab to plugin settings page.
    • Removed “Labels” tab from plugin settings page. Settings available at WP Customizer.
    • Removed “Preview” option from the plugin settings page.
    • ‘molongui_authorship_main’ option key removed.
    • ‘molongui_authorship_byline’ option key added.
    • ‘molongui_authorship_guest’ option key added.
    • ‘molongui_authorship_archives’ option key added.
    • Renamed several author box settings keys.
    • Renamed author box layout template names.

2.0.15 (2018-07-06)

  • Enhancements:
    • [PREMIUM] Added ‘meta_key’ and ‘meta_value’ attributes to ‘molongui_author_posts’ shortcode to allow custom filtering.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed authors dropdown showing users whose role is different than administrator, editor, author or contributor.
    • Fixed author archive page displaying latest post title instead of the author name.
    • Fixed default ‘multiauthor_layout’ setting value.
    • Fixed class not being echoed in tabbed layout.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed ordering not working on ‘molongui_author_list’ shortcode.
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.9.7.

2.0.14 (2018-06-27)

  • Enhancements:
    • Framework updated to version 1.2.1.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed 404 errors coming from some missing font files.

2.0.13 (2018-06-22)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed incompatibility with Google Language Translator plugin when using Mozilla Firefox.

2.0.12 (2018-06-20)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed author image being displayed on the center of the box regardless of the selected layout when using Google Chrome.

2.0.11 (2018-06-15)

  • Enhancements:
    • [PREMIUM] ‘post_types’ is not a required attribute for ‘molongui_author_posts’ shortcode anymore. Now it defaults to ‘selected’.

2.0.10 (2018-06-13)

  • Enhancements:
    • [PREMIUM] Added “molongui_author_posts” shortcode to display a list of post by given author.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed minor credit url error.

2.0.9 (2018-06-11)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed default profile images not being displayed when “Show avatars” setting disabled.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed bottom icons displaying centered on “ribbon” layout.

2.0.8 (2018-06-11)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added “None” as default profile image option, so no image is displayed if none is set and no Gravatar can be retrieved.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed “Default profile image” setting not being displayed.

2.0.7 (2018-06-06)

  • Enhancements:
    • Multisite compatible.
    • Now you can set up any number of related posts to show within the author box. Removed limitation of up to 8.
    • Dropped use of our own biography field in favour of WP’s biography field (for registered authors).
    • Added setting to hide any element on your site given its ID or CSS class.
    • Updated French translation.
    • Framework updated to version 1.2.0.
    • [PREMIUM] molongui_author_box shortcode now displays as many authors as the post have assigned if no author ID is indicated.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed related post and page post-types to show not being saved when disabled.
    • Fixed related posts showing non-authored posts for wp registered users.
    • Fixed default settings getting corrupted on db update.
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.9.6.

2.0.6 (2018-04-03)

  • Enhancements:
    • [PREMIUM] Added shortcode to display the byline anywhere. Useful for integrations without the need to edit any code.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed byline not showing remaining authors count when configured to show only main author and count.

2.0.5 (2018-03-30)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed javascript error preventing author selection and reordering to work.

2.0.4 (2018-03-30)

  • Enhancements:
    • Selective loading of plugin-related backend assets.
    • Template tags now accept post id as parameter.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed user avatar being replaced by assigned author avatar on revision history meta-box.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed 404 error page not rendering properly.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed small style issues with social icons on ribbon layout.

2.0.3 (2018-03-19)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added “phone” field to author profile.
    • “Phone” field can be displayed as author meta within the author box, below the name.
    • Added setting to disable byline auto-update feature which might cause issues with third-party plugins.
    • [PREMIUM] Now you can add any shortcode on author description/bio field so it is rendered within the author box.

2.0.2 (2018-03-09)

  • Enhancements:
    • Removed “Date” column from guest authors list.
    • Partial integration with WPDiscuz plugin.
    • Framework updated to version 1.1.0.
    • [PREMIUM] Removed setting “Enable shortcode on text widget” when WP version is 4.9 or higher (enabled by default).
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed byline not showing registered author names.
    • Fixed byline link to archive author pages.
    • Fixed co-authored posts not being listed on registered user archive page.
    • Fixed uploaded avatar not showing on registered users list.
    • Fixed php warnings displayed to non-admin users because of the menu item.
    • Fixed uninstall not working.
    • Removed “Guest authors” menu item for those users without capabilities to manage authors.
    • Removed “Authors” metabox for those users without capabilities to manage authors.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed guest author archive returning a 404 error when no posts found.

2.0.1 (2018-02-27)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed logged in user avatar being changed on WP admin bar by post author’s.

Important: Back up your WordPress database before updating.

2.0.0 (2018-02-26)

  • Enhancements:
    • Multiple authors functionality. Add as many authors and guest authors as you need to your posts and pages.
    • Author gravatar displayed by some themes or third plugins are now overridden with uploaded author avatar (if set).
    • New searchable dropdown list of authors sorted alphabetically.
    • Guest authors list now displays the number of posts and pages from each author.
    • Relocated plugin settings menu item. Now it is available under “Molongui” menu item.
    • Removed the author dropdown from posts quick edit.
    • Redesigned “Support” tab.
    • Full code refactor.
    • [PREMIUM] New author metadata fields separator to choose from.
    • [PREMIUM] ‘molongui_author_list’ shortcode now allows exclusions.
    • [PREMIUM] Author box can now be displayed on selected custom post types without the use of shortcodes.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed archive guest author links on search results page.
    • Fixed author box showing on all pages of a paged post/page.
    • Fixed PHP 7.1 compatibility issues.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed registered wp user archive pages being disable when disabling guest author archive pages.
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.9.4.

1.3.8 (2017-08-07)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed option to style author name as an hyperlink.

1.3.7 (2017-08-07)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added option to style author name as an hyperlink.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed default image not showing for guest authors (thanks to Hannah).
    • Fixed tabbed layout not showing related posts (thanks to Lorina).
    • Fixed incompatibility with SiteOrigin builder (thanks to Al).
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.8.1.

1.3.6 (2017-05-11)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added option to make guest authors searchable, so they may appear in search results.
    • [PREMIUM] Added iTunes social profile.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed profile image bottom margin added by some themes/plugins.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed PHP warning messages when no given author id.

Important: if you have customized author box styles using CSS code, please read changelog notes.

1.3.5 (2017-04-24)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added option to set the width of the author box.
    • Added option to set the top and bottom margins of the author box.
    • Added option to set a coloured border to the author profile image.
    • Added option to set a headline to the author box, displayed just above the author data (not on tabbed layout).
    • Added more social profiles (Odnoklassniki, Goodreads, Skype,, Taringa!, Periscope, GitHub, WhatsApp, Telegram, Live Journal, Livestream, Styleshare, Everplaces,, Blogger, Plurk, BuzzFeed, Slides, Deezer, Spreaker, Runkeeper, Medium, Speaker deck, Kaggle, Houzz, Gumtree, Upwork, Superuser, Bandcamp, I fix it, Stitcher, Storify, Read the docs, Ello, Tinder, Stack Overflow, JSFiddle, Twitch, Trip Advisor, Wikipedia, 500px, Mixcloud, Quora, CodePen, CoderWall, Coursera and GooglePlay).
    • Code refactor to make author box fully responsive to the available space.
    • Code cleanup removing superfluous DOM elements id.
    • [PREMIUM] Added more social profiles (beBee, Viadeo, Etsy, Teespring, Patreon, Eventbrite, Reverbnation, Glassdoor, TopTal and Behance)
    • [PREMIUM] Now shortcode guesses ‘author_id’ if none given. Useful when displaying author box on the sidebar or footer of a post.
    • [PREMIUM] New shortcode to list all defined authors (registered, guests or both).
  • Bugfixes:
    • Some author box styles fixes.
    • Author box preview not displaying as configured by the given settings.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed acronym default image class incompatibility with some themes.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed an issue that could cause issues at login page (thanks to Trevor).
  • Other:
    • ‘molongui-author-box-thumbnail’ class name renamed to ‘molongui-author-box-image’.
    • ‘molongui-author-box-job’ class name renamed to ‘molongui-author-box-meta’.
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.7.4.

1.3.4 (2017-02-28)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed PHP notice thrown on “showbox” metabox when no default value exists. Thanks @marcelisl.
    • Fixed some other minor code bugs at ‘class-guest-author.php’ file.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed shortcode not generating author box id.
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.7.2.

1.3.3 (2017-01-10)

  • Enhancements:
    • [PREMIUM] Author box can now be displayed on author archive pages using the shortcode.

1.3.2 (2016-12-17)

  • Enhancements:
    • “ID” column added to “All users” and “All guest authors” pages.
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.7.

1.3.1 (2016-11-09)

  • Enhancements:
    • String “This author does not have any more posts” is now translatable/customizable.
    • Removed link on guest authors name leading nowhere.
  • Bugfixes:
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed pagination not working properly on archive author pages.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed author link not taking into account plugin settings on post metadata.

1.3.0 (2016-09-12)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed authorship box overflowing container’s width.
    • Fixed tabs not getting color settings when using tabbed layout.
    • Fixed some layout’s paddings.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed minor bug on license deactivation which prevented plugin reactivation in some cases.
  • Enhancements:
    • Admin settings page re-structured.
    • Added a preview of the author box in the admin settings page.
    • Customizable/Translatable frontend strings.
    • Updated Google+ and Instagram icons.
    • Added more social profiles (Slideshare, Dailymotion and Reddit).
    • Added support tab on admin settings page.
    • [PREMIUM] Added option to enable/disable the guest author archive pages.
    • [PREMIUM] Added option to specify the template to use by the guest author archive pages.
    • [PREMIUM] Added option to change the guest author archive page slug (/author/).
    • [PREMIUM] Added option to add a permalink to the guest author archive page.
    • [PREMIUM] Added option to display author name acronym as default image if none set.
    • [PREMIUM] Added option to enable/disable the use of shortcodes in text widgets.
    • [PREMIUM] Added five new icon styles (branded circled, branded circled reverse, branded squared, branded squared reverse and branded boxed).
  • Other:
    • Authorship box layout name ‘layout-1’ changed to ‘ribbon’.
    • Default label “Blog” changed to “Website”.
    • Minor code cleanup.
    • [PREMIUM] Shortcode attribute ‘icons_show’ renamed to ‘show_icons’.
    • [PREMIUM] Shortcode attribute ‘related_show’ renamed to ‘show_related’.

1.2.20 (2016-06-17)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed related posts listing posts from other users for registered authors.
    • Fixed code incompatibility with PHP < 5.4

1.2.19 (2016-06-02)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed registered user’s gravatar being replaced by guest author gravatar on guest post’s comments.
    • Fixed authorbox not showing up when “only posts” or “only pages” options were selected.
  • Enhancements:
    • Added Arabic translation (thanks to Bahr AbdUlrazzak).
    • Added Dutch translation (thanks to Stefan Boers).
    • Minor code cleanup.
  • Other:
    • Updated plugin screenshots.

1.2.18 (2016-04-29)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed archive author page showing a “Nothing found” message for registered users.
    • Fixed profile image not showing on WebKit based browsers.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed guest author archive page not displaying properly when a theme had ‘author.php’ template file.
  • Enhancements:
    • Added new layout (Tabbed layout).

1.2.17 (2016-04-22)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed social media icons display on small screens when using default box layout.
    • Fixed possible name incompatibility with third-party iconfonts.
    • Fixed guest posts showing up on the author page of a registered user.
  • Enhancements:
    • Added “Related posts” to the information displayed by the authorship box.
    • Added structured data markup (
    • [PREMIUM] Added option to select the post type where to display by default the box: posts, pages, both, nowhere.
    • [PREMIUM] Added “Guest Author Archive” page. All posts from a guest author are now listed in a single page. Just click the guest author’s name to get to it.
    • [PREMIUM] Enabled the use of shortcodes in text widgets by default.
  • Other:
    • Author blog’s link removed from author name’s and placed into a stand alone link named “Blog”.
  • Compatibility:
    • Bumped version for WP 4.5.

1.2.16 (2016-02-23)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed “italics” bio text style not working.
    • Fixed social media networks selection issue on settings page.
  • Enhancements:
    • [PREMIUM] Added option to choose where to place the “Guest authors” menu item in the admin nav menu.

1.2.15 (2016-02-08)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed plugin configuration and data removal upon uninstall.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed inline icons display issue with default and branded icon styles.

1.2.14 (2016-02-07)

  • Enhancements:
    • Added the option to choose the default author image to show if none set.
    • [PREMIUM] Shortcode can now fully customize the authorship box styling.

1.2.13 (2016-02-04)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Visual editor disabled due to a bug introduced in version 1.2.12.
    • Author name displayed wrong due to a bug introduced in version 1.2.12.
  • Enhancements:
    • Enhanced compatibility with HTTPS sites.
    • Author biography now supports line breaks.

1.2.12 (2016-01-12)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed guest author dropdown list showing only ‘post-per-page’ authors.
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed wrong plugin folder name issue after an update.
  • Enhancements:
    • Enhanced compatibility with themes not using ‘the_author’ template tag.

1.2.11 (2015-12-06)

  • Bugfixes:
    • [PREMIUM] Fixed license deactivation on plugin deactivation.
  • Enhancements:
    • Added the option to set a background color to the authorship box.
    • Some code optimizations.

1.2.10 (2015-10-24)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Fixed new options not having default values on update.

1.2.9 (2015-10-12)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Enhanced compatibility for flexboxes.
  • Enhancements:
    • Added more social profiles (Vk, Flickr, Vine, Meetup, Sina-weibo, Deviantart, Stumbleupon, Myspace, Yelp, Mixi, SoundCloud,, Foursquare and Spotify).
    • Added an option to hide those social networks you don’t use at the backend.

1.2.8 (2015-09-25)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Responsive layout not working properly on small devices.
    • Added profile options couldn’t be removed.
    • Default Gravatar image doesn’t get image style setting.

1.2.7 (2015-09-24)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Non-existing default font size value for social icons.
    • Google Analytics by Yoast plugin breaks external links.

1.2.6 (2015-09-21)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Image style not working on registered authors.
  • Enhancements:
    • Added a “Company link” field to link the company name to it.
    • [PREMIUM] New “Boxed” social icons style.

1.2.5 (2015-09-17)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Registered user displaying “nicename” instead of “display name”.
    • Social icons not resizing properly.
    • Link to registered user not working on admin list pages.
  • Enhancements:
    • [PREMIUM] Shortcode can now be used with additional attributes.

1.2.4 (2015-09-16)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Image style option is now being saved and applied to the frontend profile image.
  • Enhancements:
    • Added more social networks (Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Xing and Renren).

1.2.3 (2015-09-15)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Error on plugin activation due to premium library load.

1.2.2 (2015-09-15)

  • Enhancements:
    • Now it is possible to show the author box also in pages.
    • [PREMIUM] Now you can display the author box anywhere you want using the shortcode [molongui_author_box].

1.2.1 (2015-09-02)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Added fallback for undefined settings after updates.

1.2.0 (2015-09-02)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Default plugin settings are used if user does not define any.
    • Some code refactoring and optimizations.
  • Enhancements:
    • Now it is possible to customize the author box styling to best fit with your site (border, shadow, font-size, …).
    • Option to hide the author box if author description is empty.
    • Option to keep plugin’s database information upon plugin uninstalling.
    • [PREMIUM] Added the option to customize the color of all the author box elements.
    • [PREMIUM] Added three new author box layouts to choose from.
  • Other:
    • [PREMIUM] Removed color schemes.

1.1.4 (2015-08-30)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Author link for registered users now links to the correct archive author page.
  • Enhancements:
    • Backend list of guest authors now show two new columns: author photo and author e-mail address.

1.1.3 (2015-08-29)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Google+ profile address not showing in admin.

1.1.2 (2015-08-29)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Google+ icon not showing.

1.1.1 (2015-08-29)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Google+ profile address wasn’t being saved on guest-author custom-post type.

1.1.0 (2015-08-29)

  • Enhancements:
    • User can configure to show or hide the authorship box from the edit-post page.
    • Added global setting to define the default value to the “display authorship box” option.
    • Use of Gravatar if it exists and no profile image is uploaded.

1.0.1 (2015-08-28)

  • Bugfixes:
    • Upsells JSON file emptied.

1.0.0 (2015-07-08)

  • Initial release.