How to Add an Author Info Box in WordPress Posts

Do you want to add an author bio box in your WordPress posts? The author bio box is a small section where you can display information about the post author with links to their website and social profiles. In this article, we will show how to add an author info box in WordPress.

Adding author info box in WordPress

Why and When You Need an Author Info Box in WordPress

Seeing an actual person behind the content helps build credibility and strengthens your sites authority among users.

For single author websites, you can just add an about me page. But for a multi-author WordPress sites, you will need to add an author info box below each post.

The author box encourages authors to interact with readers. It provides an additional incentive to authors to build their own following.

If you accept guest posts from other bloggers on your website, then an author info box will help you gain more traction on your site.

Having said that, lets take a look at how to easily add an author info box in WordPress posts.

Adding Author Info Box in WordPress Posts

There are many different ways that you can use to add an author info section. We will show you a two different plugins as well as the code method. This way you can choose a method that works best for your site.

Method 1: Author Box Below WordPress Posts Using Plugin

Most site owners want to display author information at the end of a post. Here is how you can easily display an author info box at the end of WordPress posts.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Guerrillas Author Box plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Each author on your site will need to add their biographical information and links to their user profiles. They can do this by logging in to their WordPress account on your website and then click on the Profile link from the WordPress admin menu.

User editing their own profile in WordPress

As a site administrator, you can also fill in this information yourself by editing each users profile. You will need to visit Users All User page, and then click on the edit link below the user you want to edit.

Editing user profiles by an Administrator in WordPress

You can now visit any WordPress post on your site, and you will see the author info box below the post.

Author info box added with plugin

The plugin uses the default WordPress avatar system, called Gravatar. Your authors will need to add their photo on Gravatar website. For more information take a look at our guide about Gravatar, and why you should start using it right away.

Customizing Appearance of Author Info Box

Guerrillas Author Box plugin comes with very basic CSS. It inherits the link and text colors from your WordPress theme.

However, if you want to customize it, and you are comfortable working with CSS, then you can copy the plugins default CSS and paste it in your theme or child themes stylesheet.

Here is a sample CSS that you can use as a starting point. We have changed the background color and made the author photo round instead of square.

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