Fanciest Author Box is a WordPress plugin developed by ThematoSoup. Its long list of features gives identity to your single or multi-author WordPress blog. Social widgets are a nice asset that let you present authors in a more personal manner and are ideal for guest bloggers.
This premium author bio plugin is very easy to use and customize. Right after installation the author bio is, by default, enabled on all your posts, pages and custom post types.
You can also implement it as a widget in your sidebars, as a template tag or manually using shortcode. It is translation ready and uses color pickers which allow you to set your own color scheme.
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Author box is an essential part of every WordPress blog. It’s the signature to the content you and your authors produce. There are many benefits of having Fanciest Author Box on your single or multi-author website.
By displaying an author box on your posts, you’re taking care of several things:
Google Authorship verification
Turning visitors into leads
Fanciest Author Box v2 introduces several new features and under-the-hood improvements making it one of the best author box plugins for WordPress out there:
Co-Authors Plus compatibility
1. Retina Ready
We’ve implemented Genericons and made Fanciest Author Box retina-ready. The tab icons of your social widgets will be sharp and clean on any screen size in any resolution.
Take a look at the image above or zoom in on my author box at the end of the post to see how tab icons retain sharpness in high-resolution screens.
2. Pinterest Widget
Pinterest has grown into a major social network contender. Although I haven’t used it much, quite a few of you requested the Pinterest widget, so here it is.
Hope you put it to good use as it displays several of your latest pins.
3. YouTube Widget
The API for YouTube “Subscribe” button is quite limited, so there’s only one button option.
You can enable the widget by simply writing your channel’s name in Users > Your Profile > Fanciest Author Box User Details > YouTube.
4. Lazy Load
The other improvement is that Fanciest Author Box now loads social widgets only when clicked on. This way, we’re working on keeping your page weight to a minimum while maximizing your page speed performance.
5. Co-Author Plus Compatible
Fanciest Author Box is now compatible with Co-Authors Plus plugin. With these plugins installed you can assign multiple authors or contributors to posts, pages and custom post types.
If you have portfolio items, articles or any other digital items where two or more people contributed, you can use Fanciest Author Box together with Co-Author Plus plugin to showcase the collaborators.
Try Fanciest Author Box v2 by visiting the home page and see what makes it The Only Author Box Plugin You’ll Ever Need.