A beautiful author bio section is an essential part of a WordPress post. It helps the author to build his/her own community on various social networks by linking their social media profile in it. It will be helpful to improve author-readers interactions and engagement with your blog. Here, in our today’s post we have compiled a list of some of the fantastic WordPress free author bio plugins for your WordPress blogs.

As far as I know that people have great multi-author blogs which makes it somewhat difficult to setup author bio box for each specified article. Don’t forget to share your favorite author bio plugin in the comment section below. Following are some more related articles that you may like to browse through: Best WordPress Themes for Clothing Store, Free Translation Ready WordPress Themes and Awesome Clover Logo Design Examples.

1. WP About Author

This plugin is the easiest way to add a customizable author bio below your posts. The plugin works right out of the box with WordPress built in profiles. This plugin also expands your profile page by adding popular social media fields so it’s easier for readers to follow your authors. Display settings allow you to control when to display author bios. Display text links or icons to a users social media profiles.

WP About Author
WP About Author

2. Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

Make your every post stand out and attract your readers’ eyes. Connect with your audience on all levels and make sure people always read your author’s bio and engage you on social networks. This is a standard author bio description. It uses your Gravatar image and allows you to put social profile icons.

Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup
Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

3. Starbox – the Author Box for Humans

While search engines and other software that read your site care about files like robots.txt, you need Human readers to actually engage with your content and fall in love with it. Humans look at beauty more than anything else (as you most probably already know, men and women alike). That’s why you’ll get an Author Box that’s gorgeous to look at and it makes your readers click all the way through to see more about the Authors.

Starbox - the Author Box for Humans
Starbox – the Author Box for Humans

4. Individual Multisite Author

WordPress Multisites to maintain various top level domains or a multilingual version of your site you might probably run into the problem of having the same author description / biography on each of them. Long story short, this plugin enables you to enter the author biography for each user on a per blog basis.

Individual Multisite Author
Individual Multisite Author

5. Author Bio Plus

Author Bio Plus displays author information in a box at the end of the post.

Author Bio Plus
Author Bio Plus

6. XPandable Author Tab

BuildAutomate’s XPandable Author Tab allows developers to display more biographical information about a WordPress author. In its expanded state, this plugin holds an image, social media icons and any other information a developer or author deems appropriate.

XPandable Author Tab
XPandable Author Tab

7. WP Author Box Lite

Author Box Lite creates responsive profile and latest posts box to increase reader engagement. This also automatically add google+ profile authorship. Make your author box unique and stylish with color options. Automatically added before or after (or both!) your posts, pages and custom post types.

WP Author Box Lite
WP Author Box Lite

8. Author Box After Posts

Adds an author box after your post contents, with Gravatar and social profile links. Set custom avartar image instead of registering Gravartar account. More than 10 Social Profile supported.

Author Box After Posts
Author Box After Posts

9. Tessa Authorship

Tessa Authorship allows to set and handle authorship and relations with every WordPress content that exists on your site. This allows you to present works by other people, think of an online gallery, for instance. You know best, where Tessa Authorship could help you with your content, once you grasped the idea behind. Tessa Authorship offers a lot for your imagination.

Tessa Authorship
Tessa Authorship

10. Effective Bio Boxes

If you run a multi-author blog then this plugin will help you insert author information below each post. It is different from all the other bio box plugins because it supports post-specific bios. It automatically fetches the user’s profile picture from Gravatar and displays it in the bio box. It adds three new fields to the user profile form in the back-end area: Facebook URL, Twitter URL, Google+ URL.

Effective Bio Boxes
Effective Bio Boxes