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- Rated 4 stars
- Fanciest Author Box
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- Installation & SetupEditor: 60%
- Design & InterfaceEditor: 70%
- FeaturesEditor: 80%
- FunctionEditor: 90%
- Value For The PriceEditor: 80%
The Fanciest Author Box is a premium WordPress plugin that improves your site's author box.
Incorporating your author information into WordPress posts and pages is typically simple to do and most themes come with their own native author box feature. However, these author boxes are usually dull and don't come packed with the necessary features to allow your audience to connect with you.
This is where a premium WordPress plugin like Fanciest Author Box comes into play. For the reasonable price of $10 via Code Canyon, you can buy the Fanciest Author Box plugin for your own WordPress site and customize it to suit your own specific needs.
Here is the full feature list of the Fanciest Author Box plugin:
- Widget support – use a sidebar widget instead of embedding within posts
- Template tag – manually add the insertion code to customize author box placement
- Translation ready – able to be translate to your native language
- Color pickers – customize your own color scheme with ease
- Random author – allows your widget to showcase a random author
- Automatic insertion – let the plugin automatically insert the code for you
- RSS feed support – include your custom author box in RSS feed updates
- Major social network support – includes Twitter, Facebook, Google+, & LinkedIn
- Google+ author verification – Google+ profile includes rel=author verification support
- Custom HTML tab – display whatever you'd like in the custom HTML tab
As you can see, the Fanciest Author Box plugin is featured-packed especially at its low price-point. In particular, I found the Google+ author verification most beneficial as it takes much of the hassle out of properly setting up Google Authorship on your website. Customizing your author box is simple using the backend plugin's control panel and fortunately, none of this requires any coding experience.
In order to take advantage of the social features, you need to go into your user profile and edit in the necessary information to link your accounts. You have the option of using a custom photo URL or you can use your existing Gravatar image.
In terms of performance, the Fanciest Author Box works well and is lightweight so it won't slow down your webpage's speed. We used this plugin extensive on this website's previous theme, but decided against using it on the new redesign since the stock author box is contained advanced features that are specific to this theme. Throughout my use, I have no complaints and the plugin performs as I expected. You can check out an example of me using it on a demo site below:
Overall, I found the Fanciest Author Box to be an excellent WordPress plugin that supercharges your author box and promotes your social profiles so you can connect your website's audience. The plugin is lightweight, easy to use (no coding required), and is highly customizable. If you're in the market for a premium author box plugin, it will be hard to top what Fanciest Author Box has to offer and I recommend it to any prospective buyers.