Hey, the author deserves some credit right?
A great way to build your personal brand, or share credit with guest authors, is to include a detailed bio and profile image of the author after each post.
In this post, you’ll learn exactly how to do that with the StarBox plugin.
How to Use the StarBox Plugin
UPDATE: Here’s an alternate approach using the Simple Author Box plugin:
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The first step is to install and activate the StarBox plugin. Once activated, the plugin will redirect you straight to its settings page.
What’s great about StarBox is that it works wonderfully from the moment you activate it. Without adjusting any settings, StarBox will add an attract author box after each post containing the author’s:
- Profile image
- Latest posts
When you’re happy with your settings, you can click the Go to user settings button at the bottom of the page to customize the box just for your posts. This lets you customize the info shown for your posts, and style your box differently than other authors if you’d like.
Here you can add to your author bio with information, such as your:
- Job title
- Twitter profile
- Facebook profile
Another cool option is the ability to place the author box at the top of the post, rather than the bottom. This can be set from the main settings page, or individually for authors.
Once you’re finished configuring the settings for your author bio, click the Update Profile button at the bottom of the page, and visit a post to see StarBox in action.
Here’s an example of how the StarBox can look when fully filled out and displayed at the top of a post:
While some themes, including a few of ours, include an author bio option, this is best left to a plugin like StarBox.
StarBox makes it simple to add a stylish and feature-rich author bio after (or before!) every post. If you want a simple display, all you need to do is install and activate it.