Simple Author Box


Simple Author Box adds a responsive author box at the end of your posts, showing the author name, author gravatar and author description. It also adds over 30 social profile fields on WordPress user profile screen, allowing to display the author social icons.

Fonctionnalités principales

  • Shows author gravatar, name, website, description and social icons
  • Fully customizable to match your theme design (style, color, size and text options)
  • Nice looking on desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phones
  • Automatically insert the author box at the end of your post
  • Option to manually insert the author box on your template file (single.php or author.php)
  • Simple Author Box has RTL support

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Captures d’écran

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  • Simple Author Box - Colored icons - circles
  • Simple Author Box - Grey icons - author square
  • Simple Author Box - Grey icons - author circle
  • Simple Author Box - White icons - grey background
  • Simple Author Box - White icons - blue background
  • Simple Author Box - RTL view 1
  • Simple Author Box - RTL view 2
  • Simple Author Box - Sample 2
  • Simple Author Box - Sample 1
  • Simple Author Box - Responsive view 1
  • Simple Author Box - Responsive view 2
  • Simple Author Box - Responsive view 3


  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) on your hard drive.
  2. Unzip the zip file contents.
  3. Upload the simple-author-box folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activez l’extension par l’intermédiaire du menu « Extensions » de WordPress.
  5. A new sub menu item Simple Author Box will appear in your main Settings menu.


Installation Instructions
  1. Download the plugin (.zip file) on your hard drive.
  2. Unzip the zip file contents.
  3. Upload the simple-author-box folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  4. Activez l’extension par l’intermédiaire du menu « Extensions » de WordPress.
  5. A new sub menu item Simple Author Box will appear in your main Settings menu.
Why does the author box not display on a page?

The Simple Author Box plugin was designed to display the author information on posts, categories, tags, etc. The plugin does not work on pages – it was not designed for this, unfortunately. Adding the shortcode on a blog page will also not work because the plugin won’t have author information to display/will not know which author information to display. Adding the shortcode in a widget that is on a page is another instance when the SAB will not be displayed due to the same reasons. You can add it in a widget, but that widget has to be on a single post.

Can I remove the SAB from WooCommerce/Category/Tags pages? Can I have only on posts?

We are working on a feature for this, but in the meantime we have made a plugin containing a small fix for this.
Please download it from here:
Then go to your dashboard > Plugins > install and activate it and it will solve it.

I have two author boxes. How can I hide one?

The second author box might be a theme feature and you will need to turn it off from your theme’s options, or hide it with custom CSS.

How can I get support?

You can get free support either here on the support forums:
Or if you send us an email at

How can I say thanks?

You can say thank you by leaving us a review here:
Or you can give back by recommending this amazing plugin to your friends!


Great plugin! Although the vcard author seems to be out of place

Loved the plugin 🙂 Although when I tested my blog page with Google’s Structured Data tool, I found that the ‘fn’ is the author description, not the author name. I had to modify the plugin and move the classes ‘vcard author’ and ‘fn’ to the author name container. Wish this would be assessed on future releases 🙂

Just What I Needed!

I’m so happy I found this plugin. When I initially installed it, I had to submit a support ticket because the author box wouldn’t display on my client’s site.

Support responded immediately and was super helpful. Turns out it was an issue with local caching.

It’s really simple to install, configure and customize. Highly recommend!

Thank you for a great plugin!

Great plugin, lightweight and simple, and great support

We needed to add a custom icon and the plugin author responded promptly with some custom CSS that we could use to override the icon being rendered. The nice thing about this solution is that now this plugin can effectively work with ANY fontawesome icon. (would be better if that was an option on its own, but this trick is a good workaround)

Excellent support too

As well as doing its job really well, this plugin has excellent support from its developers. I posted a query and received a complete and satisfactory answer almost immediately, which was a refreshing change in my experience of software. Highly recommended.

Didn’t even work

I installed this plugin based on the number of nearly 5 star reviews. So I was quite disappointed that the plugin didn’t even function for basic use. Shortcode did not work, profile image would not show, and when it did show at the very beginning, it was always a square when I clearly had circle indicated. So I don’t know what the big deal is, but this plugin didn’t even function at all for me.

thx a lot

easy to use, great support. They gave me a solution for a very individual task.

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  • AMP CSS fixes & validator


  • Fixed a small bug re. custom AMP CSS (forgot to add ‘px’ units for author description paragraphs, browser was interpreting them as em)


  • Added AMP compatibility
  • Fixed some CSS isues & cleaned up the code


  • Initial PRO version release & minor bug fixes
  • Saving now remembers the tab you were on


  • Fixed Profile Image of Admin Covers All User’s Avatars :


  • Added Snapchat icon:
  • Fixed Shortcode issue:
  • Added plugin uninstall feedback:
  • Fixes #45 (400 Error Loading Fonts)
  • Fixes #47 (Replace button in user profile for add social media)
  • Fixes #48 (Move feedback box only to support tab)
  • Fixes #49 (Display plugin version)
  • Fixes #43 (Add 500px icon)
  • Added various UI fixes (edit user profile button in plugin settings page, edit user profile/sab settings visible in author box Only if user is logged in on the frontend)
  • Fixes incompatibility with SiteOrigin PageBuilder (fixed in: 406f569dd1eaee54801e1b5359bf101a9e6fd1ea); thanks @AlexGStapleton)
  • There was a bug that prevented the following options: « Open author website link in a new tab » && « Add « nofollow » attribute on author website link » when the « show author website » option was toggled to ON. Now it’s fixed – yay.
  • Fixes #50 (Replace all gravatar instances in wp-admin with SAB custom image)
  • Introduces new, simplified UI
  • Updated plugin GPL requirements


  • Fixed again the typography issue.
  • Fixed email in social icons
  • Add Meetup, Quora & Medium social icons


  • Fixed a typography issue
  • Added VK


  • Removed simple author box from pages.
  • Added new tab in setting page


  • Included the option to add html to a user’s description ( )
  • Fixed Google fonts error ( )
  • Added new features ( )
  • Added the posibility to add custom profile images
  • Created a shortcode that can be placed inside the posts’ content wherever a user wants
  • Improved how you add social links


  • Removed lang folder, translations are now being handled by GlotPress on
  • Fixed a CSS bug ( )
  • Removed ShortPixel Banner ( )
  • Minor UI reworks. The plugin’s CSS was overwriting a lot of WordPress Core UI styling
  • Removed RTL CSS stylesheets as they weren’t being properly handled. Will re-add them at a later date, after the new UI will be released
  • Updated the URL that was loading FontAwesome Icons from 4.1 -> 4.7 ( )
  • Fixed oEmbed bug on front-end ( )
  • Added MixCloud Icon ( )
  • Added GoodReads Icon ( )


  • Changed plugin authorship


  • Fixed a small CSS issue.
  • Added a recommendation for an image optimization plugin – ShortPixel


  • Fixed a small CSS issue.


  • Added XING network social profile field & icon.


  • Fixed the code snippet provided for manually insert the author box. Thanks to @mazter3000 for the bug report.
  • Fixed a line-height issue on author name link.


  • Fixed a line-height issue on author description text and other small css fixes.


  • Added author website option, fully configurable.
  • Added the ability to manually insert the author box on author.php or archive.php.
  • Added two more conditionals to load plugin CSS when need it.
  • Fixed some visual appearance of admin options in Google Chrome.
  • Updated translation with the new strings.


  • Removed AIM, Yahoo, and Jabber Fields from the WordPress Profile Page.


  • Initial release