Starbox – the Author Box for Humans is an author box plugin loaded with set of all useful features, customization options and even Google Authorship snippet which shows up in Google Search Results page. It provides you professional author box themes you can choose from, HTML5, Social Media Profiles and much more.
To start using it in your WordPress site, install and activate it. After activation visit your admin area dashboard Settings -> StarBox page and you can enable it separately for posts, pages and even custom post types. The author box position can be set to top i.e. below post title or after post content.
Selecting An Author Box Theme:
Currently it provides you six different themes for author box and 3 themes for global list of posts, themes can be set from dropdown menu on its admin screen. You can also choose a custom size for name and description box.
Displaying Author Box Manually Via Shortcode:
Another good thing about this plugin is that it can be shown manually inside the post content or text widgets with its shortcode [starbox] or [starbox id=USER_ID].
When you’re done with its options on Settings -> StarBox page. Scroll down and click ‘Save Settings’.
Next to ‘Save Settings’ button there is another button with title ‘Go to user settings’.
Users Can Set Options Individually For Their Author Box Profiles:
Click ‘Go to user settings’ button and you will be directed to Users -> Your Profile page. You will be noticing a new section ‘Starbox Settings for this Author ‘. Here you and your website authors can set options individually for their author box and its appearance. An author can:
- Use social profile links.
- Select a theme for his author box.
- Use a custom profile image (no matter what Gravatar they are using).
- Enter Job Title, Company Name & URL, Biographical Info and custom text.