Why Adding Author Bio Box in your Blog is Important and How to Do It? (Step by step guide)
An author bio box on the end of any blog/post is one of the best ways to let your site visitor know who the actual person is behind the content creation because if you don’t show the author bio, the whole blog / article might look incomplete. It allows you to enhance the credibility of your WordPress blogs as well as boost the authenticity of your site’s authors among the users. Moreover, adding the social media links along with the author bio box allows your readers to establish the connection with your author that can boost his/her fan followings on their social media networks.
- 1) Why adding an author bio box can be helpful in your WordPress blog?
- 2) Let’s add a beautiful and elegant author bio box step by step in your WordPress website or blog!
- Wrapping Up
- Introduce author of the blog, article, and content.
- Make your blog more authentic by letting your readers know who is behind it.
- Increase the credibility of your blog.
- Provide easy ways to know about the author and connect with him/her via social media, contact forms etc.
- Organize and display the latest blogs/posts by the particular author.
- To promote multiple authors in the blog.
- To display twitter feeds and RSS feeds from the author
An author bio box, being one of the important elements for a website that write blogs comes inbuilt on different WordPress templates. However, there are still many WordPress themes on the internet that does not support the author box by default. If you the user of such themes then don’t worry, there are many WordPress plugins available for adding the author box for a WordPress website along with varieties of features, layouts and customization options. For the free WordPress plugins with basic features, you can visit the WordPress repository. While for the paid one with advanced functionalities you can purchase the author bio box plugin from CodeCanyon marketplace at a reasonable price.
Here, in this blog, we are going to explain a short tutorial for adding the author bio on a WordPress blog post. The plugin we are going to use is the Ultimate Author Box Lite.
Step 1: Installation
Download the Ultimate Author Box Lite plugin from WordPress.org repository. Then, install the plugin. If you need any help with the installation then you can refer to the documentation.
Also, if you are new to WordPress and want to learn how to install a plugin in WordPress then check out: How to install a new plugin in a WordPress website?
Step 2: General Settings
Now, on the WordPress dashboard, you will see “Ultimate Author Box Lite” on the menu sidebar. Click on it to start customizing your author box.
The general setting of the Ultimate Author Box Lite consists of the display options and position options for your author bio box. Configure them and display the author bio on your preferred position. Moreover, you can also the author message that you want to display to your audience.
Step 3: Permission Settings
Then, click on permission settings and choose the users to whom you want your author bio box to be displayed on your WordPress website.
Step 4: Layout Settings
After, choosing the users, go to layout settings to select the template of your author bio box. The plugin comes with 5 pre-designed templates and if you want more templates then, you can upgrade the plugin to the premium version – Ultimate Author Box.
Step 5: Custom Settings
After, choosing the suitable template for your website, you can customize its colour from the custom settings tab. The plugin contains unlimited colour schema and will allow you to set any color for your author bio box.
Step 6: Adding Author Detail
Once all the customization is completed and saved. Go to Users > All Users for adding the author bio box on your website. Choose the user of your choice and fill up the details provided by default WordPress and by ultimate author box. After filling up all the details update the author profile.
Click on any of the images below to see the example of how your author box looks like on your WordPress blog.
In this way you can add the author bio on your WordPress website in few minutes. The plugin used on the blog is well tested and well maintained by the author. So, if you are interested on adding the author bio box using a free WordPress plugin, then you can download the plugin and follow the steps of the tutorials.
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- 7+ Best Author Bio Information Box WordPress Plugins (Free)
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