12 Free Author Biography Widgets for WordPress Blogs

For some sites, drawing attention to the author or authors on your site may be a key piece of your overall strategy. For blogs that hold multiple authors, it gets very important to install great looking ‘Author bio’ boxes that features a short author’s bio data with their social media profile links and a charming picture of them.

There are several free widgets that you can use. They may be used to highlight yourself or to build a cool online portfolio. Hopefully this article can help you with your search. You may also take a look at our past collections for inspiration: Free Retina Ready WordPress Themes, Creative Typography Illustrations, WordPress Themes for Fashion Blogs and Free WordPress Widgets for Profile.

1. WP Biographia

This plugin allows you to add a customisable biography to posts, to RSS feeds, to pages, to archives and to each post on your blog’s landing page as well as via a widget in your sidebar.

WP Biographia
WP Biographia

2. Tessa Authorship

“Tessa Authorship” allows to set and handle authorship and relations with every WordPress content that exists on your site. This allows you to present works by other people, think of an online gallery, for instance.

Tessa Authorship
Tessa Authorship

3. DT Author Box

DT Author Box is great for those who have multiple authors on a WordPress site and want to show author information at the bottom of every post for each author like a signature.

DT Author Box
DT Author Box

4. CW Author Info

Add a box with information about the author of each post after post written by that author. This box will display information in bio of each writer’s blog, a link to every post written by this author.

CW Author Info
CW Author Info

5. WP-Basics

Adds breadcrumbs, pagination, post pagination, related content, author info and social sharing buttons to your blog.

WP-Basics
WP-Basics

6. WP About Author

This plugin is the easiest way to add a customizable author bio below your posts. The plugin works right out of the box with WordPress built in profiles.

WP About Author
WP About Author

7. Author Box After Posts

Adds an author box after your post contents, with Gravatar and social profile links.

Author Box After Posts
Author Box After Posts

8. XPandable Author Tab

BuildAutomateā€™s XPandable Author Tab allows developers to display more biographical information about a WordPress author. In its expanded state, this plugin holds an image, social media icons and any other information a developer or author deems appropriate.

XPandable Author Tab
XPandable Author Tab

9. Author Spotlight (Widget)

Author Spotlight widget displays the profile of the author(s) with Social links (example: website, Twitter, Facebook) and profile picture or gravatar on any post or page that has an Author.

Author Spotlight (Widget)
Author Spotlight (Widget)

10. Social Author Bio

Social Author Bio adds a author bio box with the author’s avatar with built-in and custom social icons on pages/posts.

Social Author Bio
Social Author Bio

11. Advanced Author Bio

Advanced Author Bio automatically adds a short author bio box along with gravatar and social profile links in every single post of your blog.

Advanced Author Bio
Advanced Author Bio

12. About the Author Advanced

This plugin creates a sidebar widget which displays information about the author of a post or page.

About the Author Advanced
About the Author Advanced