Simple Author Box

Description

Simple Author Box adds a responsive author box at the end of your posts, showing the author name, author gravatar and author description. It also adds over 30 social profile fields on WordPress user profile screen, allowing to display the author social icons.

Main Features

  • Shows author gravatar, name, website, description and social icons
  • Fully customizable to match your theme design (style, color, size and text options)
  • Nice looking on desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phones
  • Automatically insert the author box at the end of your post
  • Option to manually insert the author box on your template file (single.php or author.php)
  • Simple Author Box has RTL support

About us:
We are a young team of WordPress aficionados who love building WordPress plugins & Premium WordPress themes over on our theme shop. We’re also blogging and wish to help our users find the best Cheap WordPress hosting & the best Bootstrap WordPress Themes.

Screenshots

  • Simple Author Box - Colored icons - squares
  • Simple Author Box - Colored icons - circles
  • Simple Author Box - Grey icons - author square
  • Simple Author Box - Grey icons - author circle
  • Simple Author Box - White icons - grey background
  • Simple Author Box - White icons - blue background
  • Simple Author Box - RTL view 1
  • Simple Author Box - RTL view 2
  • Simple Author Box - Sample 2
  • Simple Author Box - Sample 1
  • Simple Author Box - Responsive view 1
  • Simple Author Box - Responsive view 2
  • Simple Author Box - Responsive view 3
  • Plugin options page, simple view (v1.2)

Installation

  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) on your hard drive.
  2. Unzip the zip file contents.
  3. Upload the simple-author-box folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  5. A new sub menu item Simple Author Box will appear in your main Settings menu.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) on your hard drive.
  2. Unzip the zip file contents.
  3. Upload the simple-author-box folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  5. A new sub menu item Simple Author Box will appear in your main Settings menu.

Reviews

Great Customer Support

The plugin works perfectly and ETA of the customer support is great. The only reason I gave 4 stars (ideally I wanted to give 4.5, however, it’s not available), was that there was a slight delay (1 day and few hours) in the response initially. However, except for the initial hiccup, the response after that was awesome and I was able to resolve the issue very quickly.

Thanks again,
Carthik
https://yogaformylife.com

Amazing plugin!!

Wow, how do I buy you a cup of coffee / fruitshake?

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS PLUGIN

& free, good spirit, MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! 🙂

nice plugin

Plugin has all needing functions include enable/disable Font Awesome loading and optimize load css and js files.

One small complaint

If the bio is more than three lines long, the text wraps around the bottom of the photo, which doesn’t look good.

Otherwise, it seems like a good plugin, very customizable, easy-to-use, etc.

Simple and nice. Works with WP 4.6.1

From all I’ve seen, this author box seemed the simplest level pretty graphic design (aspect that I care a lot on my website and others).

In addition it is perfectly adapted to mobile.

I think the author box where more downside is on blog articles, so therefore I see no need to take widget or page.

What I would ask the author to confirm officially working on new versions of WordPress (WP). I already confirmed in paragraph compatibility, working in WP 4.6.1

Thank you for making this plugin.

Greetings Tiguan!

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Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Simple Author Box” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.9

  • Removed lang folder, translations are now being handled by GlotPress on w.org
  • Fixed a CSS bug ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/11 )
  • Removed ShortPixel Banner ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/8 )
  • Minor UI reworks. The plugin’s CSS was overwriting a lot of WordPress Core UI styling
  • Removed RTL CSS stylesheets as they weren’t being properly handled. Will re-add them at a later date, after the new UI will be released
  • Updated the URL that was loading FontAwesome Icons from 4.1 -> 4.7 ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/9 )
  • Fixed oEmbed bug on front-end ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/2 )
  • Added MixCloud Icon ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/3 )
  • Added GoodReads Icon ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/6 )

1.8

  • Changed plugin authorship

1.7

  • Fixed a small CSS issue.
  • Added a recommendation for an image optimization plugin – ShortPixel

1.6

  • Fixed a small CSS issue.

1.5

  • Added XING network social profile field & icon.

1.4

  • Fixed the code snippet provided for manually insert the author box. Thanks to @mazter3000 for the bug report.
  • Fixed a line-height issue on author name link.

1.3

  • Fixed a line-height issue on author description text and other small css fixes.

1.2

  • Added author website option, fully configurable.
  • Added the ability to manually insert the author box on author.php or archive.php.
  • Added two more conditionals to load plugin CSS when need it.
  • Fixed some visual appearance of admin options in Google Chrome.
  • Updated translation with the new strings.

1.1

  • Removed AIM, Yahoo, and Jabber Fields from the WordPress Profile Page.

1.0

  • Initial release