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Author Box Plugin With Different Description


This Plugin will add an author box to your post contents. The box contains author’s avatar, name, post count, site link, description, Email, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Pinterest, Youtube, Linkedin.


  1. Supports custom description to your post and pages, with the custom field author_desc. Default author description is from user profile but if custom field is there it will display the author description from custom field.
  2. Add Facebook, Google, Linkedin, Youtube, Pinterest and Twitter custom fields to User Profile page (URLs are nofollow).
  3. Gives you an option to select the contact fields for the user profiles from admin panel.
  4. Select where you want to show the author box, on the top of the page or at bottom.
  5. Support for custom CSS, so you can customize your author box display. You can stop loading the Author Box CSS and create a custom tags for your author box.
  6. [who has written 100 post] link to the author page with rel=”author”, you just need to link back to the author page on your Google Profile Page to make your authorship information to appear in search results for the content you create. Learn more:
  7. Option to show social media profile as an image or text, you can select it from Admin Panel.
  8. Option to add author box manually at any location in your theme.

For Support Open a ticket at Support Forum.

Github: Github Repository.


  • Author Box Layout


  1. Upload the full directory into your wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page
  3. Setup the plugin in the setting menu.


I am not seeing any custom field after installing the plugin?

You might not be seeing it for the first time. Go ahead and enter it manually in your custom field box. You should give a name as author_desc and enter the description of the author. Next time onwards you can just select this field from the custom field drop-down menu.

If I decide to uninstall the plugin, will I lose my custom author description?

Custom Author Description is saved in post meta and if you decide to uninstall the plugin because of any reason, you will not lose your custom description. If you reinstall it again, it will start fetching the custom Description for you.

How to add the manual placement for Author Box?

You can uncheck the post and pages displacement in the settings and add below mention code in your template or function.php for manual placement.

<?php echo display_author_box(); ?>

Though it is always advisable to add the code with function_exists test.

<? php if (function_exists('display_author_box')) {
        echo display_author_box();
    } ?>


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Contributors & Developers

“Author Box Plugin With Different Description” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix for some wordpress warnings.


  • Ability to pick description from custom field in user profile.


  • New Author box manual placement option.


  • Added options to customize Author Box Titles.
  • New Flat icons design
  • Bug Fixes


  • Added an option to hide author box on specific post with a custom field “author_disp”. Set it to “No” if you want to hide the Author box.
  • Added a new class to social icons.
  • Correct the rss feed. It was creating issues in some cases.


  • Added an option to remove email icon from the Author Box.


  • User Contact Fields not showing issue fixed.


  • Fixed an issue with Cache Plugin where it can show a blank page.


  • First version.