Cool Author Box – For Widget and Post Content


Cool Author Box is the WordPress Author Box Plugin that displays a responsive author box to your theme widget area or in a single post with social media links. You can use your personal info with gravatar or uploaded image. 12 common social links help you to connect with more people.

This plugin can display author box in two ways. One is a global widget with personal information. And the other is in a single post content which shows the post author information. This is an excellent plugin to display author image/avatar, name, title, biography, email, website, social links and more.

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Cool Author Box is a simple, effective and powerful plugin to display your author info.

🌟 Plugin Features:

  • Display a global author box widget
  • Display author information in post content area.
  • Fully Responsive
  • 12 social network links available
  • Social network links customization
  • Individual post author infobox
  • Set profile background banner in the author box widget
  • Set author box position in the post content – top or bottom
  • Post author can upload and set their own picture
  • Post author can set their title
  • Post author can set their social links

🌟 Author Info Features:

  • Author name
  • Author title
  • Author author image/avatar
  • Author biography info
  • Author email
  • Author website
  • Author social links
  • Individual post author infobox
  • Profile banner in widget

🌟 Options in information settings:

  • Author name
  • Author title
  • Author email
  • Author website
  • Author biography info
  • Biographical Info Font Size
  • Option to display gravater or uploaded image

🌟 Options in template settings:

  • Choose from 7 available templates color
  • Display option – Post / Page / Both / None
  • Author box position: top or bottom of the content
  • Show/hide author title
  • Show/hide author email
  • Show/hide author website
  • Photo/Social icon shape: Square, Rounded or Circle
  • Author Image/Gravatar width
  • Show / Hide profile banner option

🌟 Pro Features

  • Name font color / font size
  • Title font color / font size
  • Description / biographical info font color / size
  • Email / Website info font color / size
  • Profile Image animation option
  • Widget content alignment option – Left / Center / Right
  • Profile image border width and color option
  • Container border width and color option
  • Container background color option
  • Container border radius option

πŸ“‹ Translation Ready:

  • POT file included (/languages/)
  • Arabic
  • Bengoli
  • French (France)
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish (Spain)

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  • Lite author box widget
  • Dark author box widget
  • Author box widget with rounded image
  • Author box in post section
  • Author box in post section – dark
  • Author box in both post and sidebar section
  • Author box at top of post content
  • Author box at bottom of post content
  • Title and social link option in WordPress user profile panel


Install CoolAuthorBox 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 CoolAuthorBox 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 CoolAuthorBox 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 and click on “Install Now” button
  6. Activate the plugin
  7. HM Author Box will appear in Admin Widget area.


How Can I Display Author Box Widget?

After activating the plugin, you will see “Cool Author Box” in Admin Dashboard Menu.

Go to β€œSettings” and apply your “Personal” and “Social” info first.

After that go to “Appearance” -> “Widget” and find the widget “HM Cool Author Box”.

Now Drag and drop it to your preferred area.

Now find the ‘HM Author Box’ Widget and drag it to your sidebar.

How Can I Display Author Box in a Post?

Go to β€œUser” -> “Profile” and set your “Display name publicly as” first.

Now fill up your “Website”, “Biographical Info”, “Profile Picture” etc.

After that scroll down and find “Cool Author Box” section.

Here you can setup your “Title” and “Social” info.

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.


November 18, 2023
It comes handy for my recent project. Nice and simple, will highly recommend
October 10, 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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Contributors & Developers

“Cool Author Box – For Widget and Post Content” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Biographical info editor html issue fixed
  • Code optimized
  • Freemius SDK update to 2.6.2


  • Code optimized
  • Freemius SDK update to 2.5.10


  • Freemius sdk upgraded
  • Support for WP version 6.2
  • CSS fixed
  • Classic layout added
  • Left aligned layout added
  • Centered layout added
  • Mango layout added


  • User profile picture feature added
  • Freemius updated


  • Freemius sdk version upgraded
  • Fontawesome 6 integrated
  • Admin panel reorganized
  • Show hide author box in single post
  • Help page added


  • Security fix


  • Biographical info font size moved to Styles Settings Page
  • Display option – Post / Page / Both / None added
  • Rounded images issue fixed
  • Css issue fixed and improved
  • Code optimized
  • Widget profile banner added
  • Show-hide profile banner option added


  • Individual post author infobox integrated
  • Code Optimized and re-organized
  • Font Awesome integrated
  • Css fixed


  • Issue fixed


  • Minor bug fixed
  • Css issue fixed


  • Template styling changed
  • Branding changed
  • Uninstall.php added
  • Donation link added to plugin meta
  • Code optimized
  • Form submit notification enabled in admin
  • CSS fixed


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


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


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


  • Code updated
  • some bugs fixed


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Initial release