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Starbox - the Author Box for Humans

Starbox is the Author Box for Humans. Professional Themes to choose from, HTML5, Social Media Profiles, Google Authorship

11 reviews
Average Rating
4.4 out of 5 stars
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Based on support only
By , for WP 4.4.2

Hate to do it, but lack of support for a paid plugin is grounds for warning for anyone looking to purchase it.

Without going into great detail, I have had an issue with spacing and have had no response from the developer.

No existent Support
By , for WP 4.3.1

If you have any type of issue with the program, your are on your own. In my case when you select "all Post" from the tab, the system creates an error. I have debugged the issue , but can get no response from the authors of the plugin.

Not a review---a comment on the reviews
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've been looking for an "author" or "bio" plugin for several days and you know, it's funny (in irony, not ha ha or LOL). After all the reviews on numerous plugins I've read, I've begun to notice not only a pattern to the reviews of all the various plugins, but an outright duplication of reviews!!!

Not only are the reviews similar to one another on most, if not all, the plugins I've looked at, they are EXACTLY THE SAME!!!!!!! Are you people (or one or 2 persons) SERIOUS!?! Do you not believe that eventually someone like me will figure out that you guys aren't real users giving honest reviews?!? Come on, you don't even try to use proper grammar!!!!!

And WordPress, SHAME ON YOU!!!! for if not hiring these idiots, at the very least, allowing these reviews to stay posted.

removed functions in order to sell pro version
By ,

i used to add social accounts to authors but now you can only add twitter and facebook account if you need to add linkedin and other stuff they require you to buy pro version. when i first installed it was not like this. shame on you, you could develop new functions and try to sell them instead of removing functions and selling them.

I do not recommend this plugin.
By , for WP 4.3

Using the shortcode, [starbox] does not work if you try to place it at a specific spot below the post. I've seen several people ask for help with this in the support section, and no one from the team replied back to them. So unless you know what you're doing, do not, I repeat, do not install StarBox.

Misleading Screen Grabs
By , for WP 4.2.4

The functionality looks great for this plugin but almost all of the screen shots provided are actually from the pro version of the plugin.

Nice idea but poor implementation
By , for WP 4.2.2

It is impossible to save anything on the user provide with Starbox Pro installed.
Waste of money for something that does not work properly.
Tried contacting support but no response and I suppose very little chance of a refund.

Broke WP plugin Policy
By , for WP 3.9.1

This is against WP plugin directory rules. Because of this I give you 1 star delete the plugin and report you..! Sorry but open source is open source...! you can have upgraded features but I honestly think WP plugin directory is becoming overwhelmed with people taking advatage of it.

You can buy Starbox without links and subscription from: http://starbox.squirrly.co/product/starbox-the-author-box-for-humans/ or Go to your use profile just switch off "Powered By Starbox" (under the social icons). It has a global effect for all the authors.


what happened? Hiding custom post types
By , for WP 3.9

the checkbox to hide custom post types is always checked - I can uncheck it but can't save it, it reverts back again.

All boxes suddenly started showing " Powered by Starbox"
By , for WP 3.8.1

I am not sure plugins can do that... It should be optional and it should not happen without the blog owner enabling it?

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