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Digital Tweaker’s Author Box Plugin For WordPress

DT Author Box WordPress Plugin

The DT Author Box plugin is an easy plug and play add on for any WordPress blog/site owner which supports single or multiple author sites. It adds an author box or signature to the end of all posts or articles with minimal setup required. The author box can consist of a profile thumbnail image, a short bio, and a link the the author’s Twitter and website but you do not have to include all of these. Until further features are added to Digital Tweaker’s Author Box, the only area to make changes for the author signature will be found in the user profile section.

View an example and download at the end of this page

Manual Installation

  • Download the zip file provided below to an easy to find location on your computer
  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard as an admin or user with rights to install plugins
  • Click on Plugins and select “Add New”
  • Select “Upload”
  • Click “Choose File” and browse to the location you saved the zip file and select it
  • Hit “Install Now”
  • Click “Activate Now”
  • Make sure you have information in the bio of the author’s profile
  • You should now see an Author Box already showing under your articles or posts on the site

 

Setup

All users can log into the WordPress Dashboard and select Users->Your Profile

Author Name – Make sure the “Display name publicly as” dropdown is set to whatever you want the author name to show as in the author box

Author Website - Provide a website url under “Website” if you wish for a link to display for users to click on to go to the author’s website

Author Bio – Fill out the “Biographical Info” section with a short description of whatever you wish to share with readers under your author signature box

Twitter – At the bottom under Digital Tweaker’s Author Box you will find a “Twitter” field where you can provide only your Twitter Username which will add a link to your Twitter page under your author signature box

Profile Image – You will also find a “Profile Image” field where you can provide a direct link to an image or select “Upload Image” to upload one (note that square images work best, otherwise cropping, stretching or squishing will occur)

To upload an image, select “Upload Image” and either drag your image onto the screen or click “Select Files” and select your image

You can now name your image under “Title” if you wish (this isn’t important)

For best results, select Thumbnail (150 x 150) under “Size”

Click “Insert into Post”

Hit “Update Profile”

 

Uninstalling

  • Login to your WordPress Dashboard as an admin or user with rights to install plugins
  • Click on Plugins
  • Find DT Author Box and select “Deactivate”
  • Find DT Author Box and click “Delete”
  • Select “Yes, Delete these files and date” (note that all files and data related specifically to Digital Tweaker’s Author Box will be deleted)

 

**Important Information

All documentation, FAQs, comments, bug reporting,and new features will be provided on this page. The readme file and admin area for the plugin and all published areas will link directly to this page for an easy central knowledge base.

  • Must have role of Administrator, Editor, or Author to upload profile image.
  • Contributors can add their own Twitter Username but cannot add profile Image (Administrator can)
  • Administrators can make changes to user’s Twitter username and profile Image.
  • You can deactivate DT Author Box without losing information, but if you delete the plugin you will lose any saved data for the plugin.

Obviously, this plugin hasn’t been tested for every WordPress Theme available. With that said please let us know if you come across any issues.

Written by Digital Tweaker

Digital Tweaker Author Signature Box

This is an example of what the DT Author Box plugin would look like added to the bottom of a post. Digital Tweaker’s Author Box supports multiple author blogs.

Author’s Website

 

25 COMMENTS

  1. What a nice plugin, will give it a trial and see if it will be suitable for me. thanks for this wonderful tool

  2. LOVe this plug-in! couple of questions though, would it be possible to add instagram? And is there a way to have the boxes show up on the front page as well?

  3. Great plugin, It works automatically and I like that! but there is 1 thing I really would like to customize; Is there any way to disable it on certain pages/posts?

  4. Another comment – I agree with Chad. If this had something build in that would add a check box to new page/post screens, it would be nice to simply check a box to instruct it not to post an author bio with a submitted post or page. Sometimes we’re simply posting other peoples work as a share option, we do not want to imply that we’ve written anything on a particular post. Just an idea.

    Thanks!

  5. Like the plugin, but I suspect I will have authors that have long bios. I just wrote one myself to test this, and it appears that the FULL bio text gets published in the box. Is there a way to limit this to a certain number of characters and have a “read more” option after say 200 characters? Or leave out the bio stuff all together and just have the author’s name, credentials, site affiliations and social connection options? I’m just trying to get a bio box that is not larger than the posted blurb.

  6. The plugin doesn’t support Social profiles than twitter.

    Please update the plugin so it supports Google+, Facebook etc.

  7. Hi,

    Love DT Author Box, but I can’t seem to get rid of the regular bio that comes with the site. I’ve tried disabling other plugins that could be the cause, and I’ve also disabled author comments through the Weaver II theme that I’m using.

    Help :) . I love your plugin, but two bios looks silly.

    Thanks!

    Meg

  8. When I activate the plugin it removes my header and changes the styling on my nav. The author box itself look perfect. Can you offer a solution?

  9. I have multiple categories but only want the author box to appear in certain ones, can I amend the plugin somehow?

  10. I just started using your author box and people love it and I do too. It made my site look more professional. thanks

  11. I’m getting the following error when I attempt to preview a post.

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare remove_http() (previously declared in /home/user/public_html/wp-content/plugins/dt-author-box/dt_authorbox.php:127) in /home/user/public_html/wp-content/plugins/dt-author-box/dt_authorbox.php on line 127

  12. Instead of at the end of the post. I would like to have the author photo appear by the title of the post to give it a newspaper columnist vibe. Can the Author Box plugin do this? What are the steps?

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