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

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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

Simple & Great Support

This is a very nice looking minimalistic author box for themes that don’t have one. There’s a tremendous set of options for adding in social links for authors – well beyond any other free author plugin I’ve found to date. I also had an issue with the plugin affecting layout on my theme and the plugin author was able to provide a solution quickly. We’ll definitely be using this on our other sites that don’t have an author box in their themes!

Great Plugin!

It is what it says it is… a Simple Author Box. The plugin has the features needed to customize the look and feel, but it is not weighted down with a whole lot of unnecessary and useless bells and whistles.

Beautiful and Simple

Author support is always a big concern with free plugins, and this author is quick to respond! Plugin works cleanly and beautifully. Thanks again for all your time and talent in giving this to the WP community.

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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