How To Add A Simple Author Box To Your WordPress Blog

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What Is An Author Box?

An author box tells the reader a bit about the author of the post and usually have links to the author’s website or social profiles. An author box is also a nice way for readers to find other posts written by the author. This can really help build loyal readers. Usually author boxes are located at the end of the post and look something like this.

Author Box WordPress
DT Author Box
Author Box WordPress
Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup

The Simple Way To Add An Author Box

The simplest way to add an author box to your WordPress site is to use a plugin. When searching the plugin directory for “author box” the top two results will be Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup and DT Author Box.

1. Click Plugins from the WordPress Dashboard

2. Click Add New

3. Search for “author box”

4. Choose your author box of choice and click Install Now

5. Activate your plugin and customize your plugin settings

We use DT Author Box because it is clean and very easy to use. DT Author Box uses the biographical info and website link from your WordPress profile and adds a few additional options, making it very easy to customize your author box.

Author Box WordPress

What do you think are important elements to include in your author box? Tell us about it in the comments.

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