Simple Author Box

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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
  • Simple Author Box has AMP support

Simple Author Box Pro Features

Premium features only available in Simple Author Box Pro:

  • Change author box position to before/after content
  • Choose whether the author's name should link to its website/page/none
  • Select where to show author box on
  • Add rotate effect on author avatar hover
  • Option to open author website link in a new tab
  • Option to add "nofollow" attribute on author website link
  • Choose the author website's position: right/left
  • Social icons type, style, rotate effect, shadow effect, thin border
  • Option to change the color palette
  • Choose the font and font sizes for the author's job title, website, name, and description
  • Enable guest authors and co-authors
  • Option to use guest authors as co-authors
  • Top authors widget - displays the most popular authors based of comments
  • Simple author box widget - displays the users selected

Read more about the advanced features.


Releases (34 )

Version Release Date Change Log
2.3.16 2020-04-21
  • Fixed missing files
2.3.15 2020-02-12
  • Fixed missing link on avatar
2.3.12 2019-12-18
  • Fixed: wrong class name issue
2.3.11 2019-12-18
  • New feature: function wpsabox_author_box now accepts param $user_id
2.3.2 2019-09-26
2.3.1 2019-03-12
2.3.0 2019-02-15
2.2.2 2019-01-23
  • Added schema.org tags.
2.2.1 2018-12-12
2.2.0 2018-12-12
  • Added option to show all authors with our shortcode
  • Added option to disable the author box on archieve pages.
  • Found a solution for "incompatibility with Content Blocks"
  • Found a solution to translate the author description with WPML and Polylang
2.1.5 2018-12-09
  • Remove uninstall feedback.
2.1.4 2018-12-05
  • Added WhatsApp Social Media Link.
2.1.3 2018-11-07
  • Fixed error on footer.
  • Fixed profile image in dashboard ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/97 )
  • Fixed profile image in comments ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/96 )
2.1.1 2018-10-29
  • Minor fixes & version bump
2.1.2 2018-10-29
  • Added alt tag for custom profile image.
2.1.0 2018-09-10
2.0.9 2018-05-28
  • AMP CSS fixes & validator
2.0.8 2018-05-23
  • Fixed a small bug re. custom AMP CSS (forgot to add 'px' units for author description paragraphs, browser was interpreting them as em)
2.0.7 2018-05-22
  • Added AMP compatibility
  • Fixed some CSS isues & cleaned up the code
2.0.6 2018-05-14
2.0.5 2018-04-24
  • Fixed Profile Image of Admin Covers All User's Avatars : https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/58
2.0.4 2018-04-23
  • Added Snapchat icon: https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/35
  • Fixed Shortcode issue: https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/33
  • Added plugin uninstall feedback: https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/40
  • Fixes #45 (400 Error Loading Fonts)
  • Fixes #47 (Replace button in user profile for add social media)
  • Fixes #48 (Move feedback box only to support tab)
  • Fixes #49 (Display plugin version)
  • Fixes #43 (Add 500px icon)
  • Added various UI fixes (edit user profile button in plugin settings page, edit user profile/sab settings visible in author box Only if user is logged in on the frontend)
  • Fixes incompatibility with SiteOrigin PageBuilder (fixed in: 406f569dd1eaee54801e1b5359bf101a9e6fd1ea); thanks @AlexGStapleton)
  • There was a bug that prevented the following options: "Open author website link in a new tab" && "Add "nofollow" attribute on author website link" when the "show author website" option was toggled to ON. Now it's fixed - yay.
  • Fixes #50 (Replace all gravatar instances in wp-admin with SAB custom image)
  • Introduces new, simplified UI
  • Updated plugin GPL requirements
2.0.2 2018-01-12
  • Fixed a typography issue
  • Added VK
2.0.1 2018-01-09

Removed simple author box from pages. Added new tab in setting page

2.0 2018-01-09

Included the option to add html to a user's description ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/23 ) Fixed Google fonts error ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/14 ) Added new features ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/7 ) Added the posibility to select where to show the author box ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/5 ) Added the option to link the author's name to its website ( https://github.com/MachoThemes/simple-author-box/issues/4 ) Added the posibility to add guest authors Added the posibility to add custom profile images Created a shortcode that can be placed inside the posts' content wherever a user wants Improved how you add social links

1.9 2017-11-15
  • 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 )
1.7 2017-05-20
  • Fixed a small CSS issue.
  • Added a recommendation for an image optimization plugin - ShortPixel
1.6 2016-09-27
1.5 2016-05-16
  • Added XING network social profile field & icon.
1.4 2014-08-12
  • 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 2014-08-11
  • Fixed a line-height issue on author description text and other small css fixes.
1.2 2014-08-11
  • 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 2014-08-09
  • Removed AIM, Yahoo, and Jabber Fields from the WordPress Profile Page.
1.0 2014-08-08
  • Initial release