Support » Plugin: Author Box Reloaded » Custom integration and skype

  • Resolved Rene Michaels


    First of all, LOVE the plugin. I can’t tell you how much time I searched for an “Author Box” that would work like I wanted in my particular theme.

    I was able to make some mods to the plugin and added other social networks like flickr and tumblr. I updated the icon sets as well. Here is my sandbox site with the mods in place…

    In a single post:
    In the authors archive:

    Has anyone tried to integrate Skype into it? I’ve played with a mod but cannot get it to work. What I envision is a skype icon that when clicked opens skype. Of course there needs to be a skype username field added in the profile in the admin.

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  • Plugin Author Lopo Lencastre de Almeida


    Sorry for the delay. I was not getting any warning messages from the system.

    As per version 2.x adding new social/websites is done via Author Box Reloaded Pack. It is rather easy to add new pieces without modding the code.

    For Skype just copy any of the plugin “packs” to a new one called skype.php. Change the portion Section to modify to:

    function skype_authorbox_add_sites( $known_sites ) {
       $known_sites['Skype'] = array(
        'favicon' => plugin_dir_url( __FILE__ ) . 'images/skype.png',
        'url' => 'callto://USERNAME', // USERNAME is your Skype username
        'plugin' => array (
          'author' => 'Lopo Lencastre de Almeida <>',
          'url' => '',
          'donate' => '',
       return $known_sites;

    Upload the file to the proper directory and activate it. That’s it.

    Can you send me your stuff. Thanks!

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