3 Best Free Author Bio Box Plugins for WordPress

When you start a new blog, you need to create an author box. Why? Because it can improve your site’s brand image. If one day, you have finished reading an interesting article online, what do you do next?

For me, I want to know who is the author of the article. And you? I’m sure you will too.

Do you have an Author Bio on your blog?

In today’s post, I will introduce you to 3 best WordPress author box plugins. By using these plugins, you will be able to display author information, links to their social media profiles and recent articles.

Find the best one for your WordPress blog.

1. Better Author Bio

This plugin is very good, simple and clean and will look nice on any theme without any edits to the .css which is why I highly recommend this plugin.

Features:

  • It’s simple, clean and elegant
  • View All Posts by Author Option
  • Author Blog Link
  • Author Social Profile Links
  • It shows Number of Articles written by author
  • Easy to install and configure

2. Fancier Author Box

Great plugin for multi-author blogs. You can easily hide or show latest post. There is also a paid version of Fancier Author Box which gives you more advance features like Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Tabs, which is what we use on SteamFeed. This free, relatively light author bio plugin has been downloaded 115,000 times.

Features:

  • Link to Author Latest Post
  • Social Icons below avatar
  • Easy to enable / customize its look and tab option

3. Social Author Bio

The Plugin is the most configurable author bio box with social profile links, and like the name says it focuses on social media profiles. It comes with 15+ Social profile links.

You can easily customize any of them, however it is a little graphically intense so I’d only use this one if you need a little more “jazz” or if you want your social media profiles to really stand out.

Features:

  • Gravatar with Author Bio
  • Shows Number of post by author
  • 15+ Social Profiles Links.

If you don’t yet use it on your blog, then what on earth are you waiting for?