HM – Cool Author Box

Description

HM – Cool Author Box display an author box to your theme sidebar/widget area or in Post/Page with Social media links. User can use their profile info or they can put other info in this plugin. 6 eyecatching templates let the user to choose according to their theme. 12 common social links help user to connect with more people.

Plugin Features:

  • Easy to install
  • Fully integrated in WordPress
  • Compatible with WordPress 3.9 and PHP 5.6
  • Can be display both in Widget area or Post/Page
  • Attractive admin panel
  • Author/User information can be use from profile (For that leave the field blank)
  • 6 Eyecatching Templates available
  • 12 social link (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Youtube, Quora, Github, Flickr, Stackoverflow, Reddit)
  • Author/User photograph upload option available
  • Social links with icons
  • Social links display option
  • Icon/Author image shape options: Square, Rounded or Circle
  • Author box display position option available for Post or Page
  • Email display option available
  • Website URL display option available
  • Author/User Title display option available
  • Option for displaying gravater or uploaded image [New]
  • Option to display author box in Post/Page [New]
  • Biographical Info Font Size Added [New]
  • Photo/Gravatar width option Added [New]

Demo:

See the Demo at bottom of the content

Give us a Feedback/Rating

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Screenshots

  • Displaying HM Cool Author Box with default template
  • Author Box with left alignment
  • Author Box with right alignment
  • HM Cool Author Box with Dark template
  • HM Cool Author Box with Blue template
  • Author Box Admin Panel
  • Author Box Admin Panel social link area
  • Author Box Admin Panel template option area
  • Author Box Admin Panel with some typography
  • Author Box Widget in Admin Widget Area

Installation

Install HM Cool Author Box Widget as a regular WordPress plugin. Here are different ways to install plugin:

Install by search plugin:

  1. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add New
  2. Search HM Cool Author Box Widget
  3. Click to install
  4. Activate the plugin
  5. Set the widget in Admin Widgets area.

Install by upload plugin:

  1. Download the latest version of HM Cool Author Box Widget (.zip file)
  2. In your Admin, go to menu Plugins > Add New
  3. Select “Upload Plugin”
  4. Click on “Choose File”
  5. Select downloaded hm-cool-author-box-widget.zip and click on “Install Now” button
  6. Activate the plugin
  7. HM Author Box will appear in Admin Widget area.

FAQ

Why does the author box not display?

After successful installation go to Appearance -> Widget area. Now find the ‘HM Author Box’ Widget and drag it to your sidebar.

There is no author image showing

You need a Gravatar to display author image in your author box

Any planning to display my uploaded profile image?

Yes, we have a future plan for this. Please stay with us.

There is no author discription showing

Please go to Users -> Your Profile and fill up Biographical Info. Also fill up email and website if you want to show them.

Reviews

10. listopada 2019.
I looked for a long time after an author box. Why? My first attempt to create an author box in the left sidebar was using an image widget for the portrait and a text widget for the author description. It worked reasonably well, but the result was not very intuitive from a user design perspective. I just got two widgets that seemed unrelated, because I had several other widget as well in the sidebar. Then I tried to find a plugin that could do the work. And I found this plugin which had a border that nicely surrounded my author information including photo. I had a few features though that I was missing. I wrote to the author carefully and he implemented the features in a few days. I was really surprised and overwhelmed. It was a fantastic experience and now I think the plugin have all the features a author box plugin should have. I am not using the feature with social buttons but I think it is a nice feature if you need it. I really recommend this plugin for all users that likes a user interface designed plugin that does what a author box should do.
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Suradnici i Programeri

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Changelog

2.4

  • Photo/Gravatar width option Added
  • Minor bug fixed
  • Css issue fixed

2.3

  • Biographical Info Font Size Added
  • Biographical Info Line Break Issue Solved

2.2

  • Option added for displaying gravater or uploaded image
  • Option added to display author box in Post/Page
  • some bugs fixed

2.1

  • Code updated
  • some bugs fixed

2.0

  • 6 templates included
  • 12 social link updated
  • Photograph upload option included
  • Code updated
  • some bugs fixed

1.4

  • Template choosing option added
  • Author name font size option added
  • Description font size option added
  • Description font color option added
  • Some Css related issue fixed

1.3

  • Content alignment option added
  • Rounded Author image/gravater option added
  • Author Image Border option added
  • Author Image Flip option added
  • Some Css related issue fixed

1.2

  • Some minor code fixed
  • Author image/gravater now on center
  • Fixed the font size of Author name, email and website
  • Social link images now on center

1.1

  • Attractive admin panel added
  • Various display name options added
  • Email display option added
  • Website URL display option added
  • 5 social link (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, Instagram) with icons added
  • Socila link display option added

1.0

  • Initial release