Author Bio Box

If you have a multi-author site, it’s a good thing to display a short author bio at the end of the post.  You might even want to include some social media and website links in the bio.  There are a couple of ways to do this with relative easy.

Twenty Ten Author Bio Support

You can see what the TwentyTen and TwentyTen child theme author box looks like in the header above.  It has a link to all the author’s posts at the end of the bio.  You set it up in the User Page.

But what do you do if it isn’t built into your theme.  You get a Plugin, of course.  In this case you get a couple of plugins.

Author Box Plugin

This is a more robust author bio box, but it requires a little bit of work to configure.

First you have to install two plugins for it to work.  And you have to install them in the right order.

WordPress Plugin Framework Reloaded

Add and activate it, then you can go after.  That’s all you do with the first one.  It is, as it says, a framework.

Author Box Reloaded

Install this one and then configure it under Users.  Once you have configured it the way you want it is time to add the author bio and SM links etc.  You do this under the individual User Profiles.

For most themes it will auto display after the post if you check that in the setup.

When it displays it will look like this:


  1. This is cool. Thanks for posting all the tips. I’m going to try to activate the tools as mentioned in the other post.

  2. Nice job with all your tips Dave. I just started a new blog built on the Genesis platform. It is only about 25% done but I know the site is going to rock when it is finished.