Support » Plugin: Starbox - the Author Box for Humans » Can this Feature be added?

  • Resolved Martin


    THis looks like an amazing Author plugin.

    Currently I’m using since I can manually add a different author description as my site has multiple guest authors – some prefer to add their link to different blog posts.

    Is it at all possible to implement 2 custom fields as:
    – author_desc – that allows the text entry of the author description that will override what is in the author profile
    – author_desc – when set to ‘No’ that it doesn’t display in the post since other author display boxes allow seem to display in Custom Post Types.

    Any thoughts to these additions would be greatly appreciated as I’d love to switch over and use yours 🙂
    Thanks again

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  • Plugin Author SEO Squirrly


    Thank you Martin for your suggestion, I will add this option in the future updates. Please rate the product to support us.

    Thanks again


    Yes,the custom field is awesome and useful,i hope we soon have this feature from author box plugin.

    Plugin Author SEO Squirrly



    I’ve added the alternative author description in profile settings.

    Just reinstall the plugin and you will see it.

    you will not lose your current starbox settings.



    Hey,I just checked it,I think it’s not the way Martin and I want it.I think we want this custom field helps authors write different reviews on their profile to different posts….and this is how Author Box Plugin does it..could you add this that way on your great plugin?(:

    well, in the past and the plugin that I’m currently using, I define a Custom Field called ‘author_desc’ which I input the text that displays what is displayed in the Author Box.

    The reason being is often times, Contributors want a link in the field and only for that post. I’d really love if this plugin could use the same custom field so I can move to a plugin that is well supported.

    Also, the custom field that allows is ‘author_disp’ which is set to ‘No’ if an author box shouldn’t be displayed. I gather this plugin already allows that so no big deal.

    The first condition is something I really would love to have so I can easily migrate over and give a good review.

    Plugin Author SEO Squirrly


    Hey Martin,

    I made something that might work for you.

    Reinstall the plugin and use the shortcode in content or widgets like:
    [starbox desc=”you custom description”]

    you can even use a custom theme for posts
    [starbox desc=”you custom description” theme=”minimal”]

    and custom login names:
    [starbox id=”martin” desc=”you custom description” theme=”minimal”]

    Don’t forget to rate our plugin to support our work


    I have just defined a Custom Field called ‘author_desc’ for a specific post,and write value for the custom field,but it doesn’t show the custom description on my widget or content ):

    Plugin Author SEO Squirrly


    You have to use it like:
    [starbox desc=”you custom description”]

    Kind regards,

    Thanks. Unfortunately that doesn’t work for my situation.
    Thank you anyway

    YES!I can use the custom description now!Although the custom theme doesn’t work,this author plugin is still powerful,and better than the others.

    Many thanks to you (:

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