Advanced Author Bio : WordPress Plugin

Advanced Author Bio is a plugin for WordPress to add customized Author Information Box in WordPress posts and pages. The Author Box displays Author Description, Gravatar, Social Profile links and many other information about the post author. This plugin is a must have for multi author blogs and blogs that accepts guest posts.

Advanced Author Bio Features

Here are some of the features of Advanced Author Bio WordPress Plugin.

  • Enables the HTML formatting in author description field
  • Adds Facebook profile field in author profile setup page
  • Adds Google+ profile field in author profile setup page
  • Adds Twitter profile field in author profile setup page
  • Adds LinkedIn profile field in author profile setup page
  • Shows the Author’s profile image from Gravatar
  • Highly customizable author bio box (Needs the editing of supplied Stylesheet file).
  • Adds Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr and StumbleUpon field in author profile setup page (Plugin Version 3.0 onwards)
  • Shows the Website if any Hompage URL is set at profile.

Advanced Author Bio Installation

Installing and customizing Advanced Author Bio is easy, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the zip file below
  2. Upload ‘advanced-author-bio‘ folder and all its contents to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/‘ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin ‘Advanced Author Bio‘ through the ‘Plugins‘ menu in WordPress
  4. Customize the ‘look and feel’ of the author bio box by editing the values in ‘style.css’

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Comments

  1. Laura says

    Great plugin! I would really like to have the option to disable it on some pages; I want the author bio on blog posts, for example, but not on pages or articles. Is that available, or will it be soon?

  2. Mark M. says

    Hi, I like the plugin but it would be good if you could add a checkbox on each post to prevent the box appearing on a particular page or post, eg for admin. Cheers.

    • Abhik says

      No, you can’t without altering plugin’s core codes which I highly discourage.
      Why don’t you just use Gravatar? It’s free and reliable.

  3. Rebecca says

    Great plugin! I’m using it on a client’s site and am trying to change the background to a simple white – can you help? I did change the css but the background image is still showing up.

    Thanks!

  4. Sandy Heierbacher says

    Just updated the plugin, and all of our formatting seems to be gone and it looks terrible! Why didn’t you warn us that our carefully crafted formatting would be wiped out with this seemingly minor update?!

    Is there any way to go back to the previous version?

  5. Rajkumar says

    I have installed this plugin, But how to change the social page links In Authors bio , Its automatically takes fb, twitter, and G+ icons, but links are not correct
    Help

    I am also from Kolkata a newbie blogger, Please help ,Which plugin you are using for ” Confirm you are NOT a spammer” and prevent duplicate comment
    I am getting lots of spam comment

    • Abhik says

      You need to enter the URLs in your “Edit Profile” Page.
      Users > Your Profile

      That’s CommentLuv I am using, but you can use Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin (Same functionality, same plugin author)

  6. Patti Fousek says

    Hi there,

    I’ve installed this plugin and now our admins are showing up as authors in search results on Google. The problem is we have a few pages that are confidential, so we don’t want these pages showing in search results.

    Is there any way to remove the plugin from admins?

    Thanks,

  7. Dean Saliba says

    Great plugin Abhik!

    Since the latest update I am seeing a link appear just above my post content linking to the author, I deactivated the plugin and the link went away, I activated the plugin and deactivated all my other plugins and the link returned.

    I have installed your plugin on some of my smaller blogs and the problems happens on all of them. Here is one – http://www.autonovices.info

    Hope you are able to figure out the problem soon as you have a very good plugin on your hands. :)

  8. Brian Hughes says

    Great Plugin! I’m using it for one of my websites and it’s great. I’ve recently run into an issue though. I have added a second author and now a second author box is showing up under the plugins author box. How do I remove the second author box?

    Thank you.

  9. Dan says

    I thank you for your work on this great plugin.

    I just updated the plugin to 3.0 and then I noticed that in every post or page before my first sentence on my article there is the Link of my name wherein, is it the new feature of the 3.0 version? my website is http://www.businessdan.com, Thanks.

  10. Abby Moreno says

    Hello!
    On first time, thanks for your job and congrats!! :)
    on the other hand, I’m using your plugging a short time ago and I have a bit error: If I click on twitter link, it doesn’t redirect to twitter, if not to my last post.
    This is my web http://www.abbymoreno.com,  you can try this and see the results… 
    How can I resolve this? or is something wrong on me?
    thank you so much and please, continue you fabulous job!

  11. gnoric says

    Is there an easy way to pull the information entered into the userdata to be inserted into another php page?
    I am working in Pagelines Framework, and trying to retrieve the information with:
    $curauth = get_userdata(get_query_var( ‘author’ ));
    but that does not have the new fields I am looking for.

    • Abhik says

      < ?php
      $curauth = (get_query_var('facebook')) ? get_user_by('slug', get_query_var('facebook')) : get_userdata(get_query_var('author'));
      ?>

      And so on..

  12. dave says

    looks like something happened when we updated WP… how do you remove the last line of text that appears in the bio that says “Connect me on Website”  ???

    thanks

  13. Claire Poulton says

    I had to revert to the old version. It works great. But, the new version pushes my sidebar off underneath the main content area. If there’s a tag missing, it has to be in the new plugin, not in my theme. I’m an experienced CSS Web designer, but I can’t find the missing tag.

      • Richard says

        I disabling the wp-minify plugin but still my sidebar pushed to bottom. If I changed the author of the same post, my blog back to normal again. And what div tag…where is it?

  14. Pano says

    Hi, We have the gravatar showing up for a few of the authors, but we cannot seem to get the photo of the gravatar to show up on a particular author. The gravatar link is http://en.gravatar.com/charlottebellyoga. The blog url is http://www.huggermugger.com/blog/2012/cat-cow/.  Any help would be appreciated. Its driving us batty since other author photos are showing up fine.

    • Abhik says

      Just looked at the source of the page you mentioned.
      The avatar is pulling the “Mystery Man” avatar (default, if no avatar is set).
      Since you told the plugin is working for other authors, then it’s possible that the author is hasn’t set her profile correctly at Gravatar.

    • Abhik says

      Looks like you have too little content on the bio box. :)
      Do one thing, try replacing this in plugin’s css file (aabstyle.css).

      #post-author{

      to

      #post-author{min-height:100px;

      It just defines a minimum height of the author box.

    • Abhik says

      The plugin doesn’t add any additional query to the database. Instead, it fetches the data using “get_the_author_meta” function.
      The query that you mentioned perhaps coming from another plugin or the theme that you are using.

  15. Janet Garcia says

    Is there a way to change the size of the second authors info. on my blog it’s pushing the sidebar to the right as it’s to wide. Or can it be eliminated altogether? I found it redundant that we see authors info twice. you can see it here: http;//empowertochange.com/blog

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