Top 5 Author Box Plugin for WordPress – 2013

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Author Box Plugins for WordPress are getting popular day by day. Bloggers are searching for better author boxes daily to get full utility and aesthetic appeal to their blog. If your theme does not provide you with the best author box than these new plugins are for you.

Today author boxes plugins come with many great facility like hyperlink, Google and Facebook profile links and much more. They add a rich snippet support to a blog, which allows you to get your face on Google search results. Basically this was the reason, I started looking for these author box plugins for the features they offer.

Now, lets start with the list, after a detailed research here are the top 5 Author Box Plugin for WordPress, for the year of 2013.

Top Author Box Plugin for WordPress

5. Social Author Bio

Coming on number 5 in our top author box wordpress plugin list. Social Author Bio is a neat and one of the most popular author box plugin for WordPress. As the name suggest, this plugins takes advantage of your social networks and allows you to link them with your bio. People can follow you on your social network. It adds your bio with social icons such as those of Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

This Plugin is totally linked to your Google+ account to show authorship on search results. It is 100% compatible with the latest WordPress version. Updates are always regular and fast.


4. Fancier Author Box Plugin

This is one of the plugin that really looks great with most of the blogs theme, but there is downplay with it. There are two versions of this plugin. A free version and a paid version. The free version is good but nothing compared to the paid version and therefore it’s 4th on the list. Otherwise it would have topped the ranks easily.

Fancier Author box

It is a unique author box plugin for WordPress,  with a tabbed view for every social network links and a different tab for your bio and latest posts. Works great for multi author blog.

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3. Author Box Plugin with different description

This is a similar author box with some nifty feature. You can have different author description than the default description in the writing setting page.This is great for webmaster, who wants to control the description of every writer and authors before they spill out too much.



It allows you to keep a check on Guest authors and ghost writers too. You can add social links and external links too in this WordPress Author box plugin.

2. DT Author Box Plugin for WordPress

One of the most elegant Author Box plugin for WordPress, DT ABP offers great aesthetic appeal to your blog’s design. Whatever may be the design of your blog, DT box looks great on them. There are no ugly social links, but hyperlinks to your social profiles like Facebook and Twitter.

DT AB plugin

It allows links to the Author’s website, great for guest post enabled blogs and the Gravatar images can be over written with a custom image too.


1. Better Author Bio Plugin – The best Author Box Plugin for WordPress

This is the very best, and I use it on Techzane. If anything that is the best look wise, socially and post wise, it’s this author box plugin. It is number one, because it offers all the features of the 4 plugins above in the most unique design and appeal to readers. All themes works great with it and it never looks unnatural.

Better Author Box WordPress Plugin


  • Author Blog Link
  • Author Social Profile links
  • Total articles written by Author for the blog.
  • Easy to Configure.

What about you? Did your search end here or you need something more desiring than this. Well if you choose anyone of them or a better one do let us know. If you face any problem, share your problem with your comments below. We will be happy to help you.

So these were the top 5 Author Box WordPress plugin for the year 2013, if I come across better plugins, you will be updated soon enough.

About Yash

Yash Vardhan has written 151 post for Techzane.

is the founder and author at techzane. He loves to write and read about tech. He covers WordPress, Windows and Ubuntu on his blog and other technology based news. Follow me and feel free to connect on the social network beside.

is the founder and author at techzane. He loves to write and read about tech. He covers Wordpress, Windows and Ubuntu on his blog and other technology based news. Follow me and feel free to connect on the social network beside.

  • Hassaan Khan


    I’m using Fancier, and its pretty good actually.

    Nice post, little different and useful as well!

  • Chandan

    Better Author Bio is on of the best plugin. Nice collection.

  • rome

    Thanks for the review! Currently setting up a new blog and found fancier author quite decent… but now I’m looking at better bio!

    Thanks and great post!!

  • Vivek Khanduri

    “Author Box Plugin with different description” This one is the best

  • Adam Dukes

    A great write up of 5 WP plugins. I really liek the look of Fancier Author Box, but am going to give Better Author Bio per your recommendation.

  • Jacob deCastro

    Thanks for sharing! I think I’ll go with Fancier, but wasn’t sure how it would look with my theme. Guess I’ll have to find out….!

  • anands

    Great and worthy information. i have elected author box plugin which is listed in third position in this post that’s perfect match with my theme. Thanks for good plugin suggestions.

    • Yash

      Glad I could help you Anand!

  • Biron Clark

    Nice list. I’m glad to see the author follows his own advice and has an author bio at the bottom of this post haha! I like that style the best..

  • Rajendra Reddy

    Can you add download link for all above mention plugins

    • Yash

      I will, thanks for the feedback.

  • Dk Patel

    Awesome Author Box Shared Bro. But Starbox Give more Option to do with.

  • Afrasiab Ali Khan

    This is a great list of author box well i have tried Facier and social author Bio but i want to change it and i think i will go with Better Author Bio because i think it is the coolest one. So, Great post.

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  • subbareddy

    Iam new to blogging and iam trilled about the Plugins for authorBox .Have to do research and add one for my blog and recently my google authorship also approved

    • Yash

      Good luck with your blogging journey!

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