Author Bio Boxes are important for engaging website visitors and adding legitimacy to your posts. You can find various ‘freemium’ plugins on WordPress for adding these boxes to your website; however make sure that you are using updated versions of the plugins.
Following is a list of the most popular and updated Bio Box Plugins for WordPress in 2017:
Starbox is an HTML5 supporting Author Bio Box plugin which is search engine friendly, offers numerous themes and integration with social media. The plugin also supports Google Microformats (vCard) to display Rich Snippets in google search results.
It’s a customizable plugin allowing you to perform several experimentations with placement of the bio box in order to suite your website needs. The plugin has 10,000+ active installs on WordPress.
Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup
With 10, 000+ active installs on WordPress, Fancier Author Box continues to remain as a popular Bio Box among developers. It is simple to customize and allows you to show the bio box in all content type like posts, pages, and custom post types. The plugin integrates 13 major social networks and also includes Avatars.
Simple Author Box
Simple Author Box is another highly customizable and responsive plugin on WordPress with more than 10,000 active installs. The plugin offers integration with 30 social media profiles. You can add author box at the end of your posts, showing the author name, author gravatar and author description.
Molongui Authorship is a simple responsive Bio Box plugin available in English, Spanish and Arabic languages, which means it can be used in cases wherein you want global connect and catering to audiences speaking Spanish and Arabic. Though you can use only limited customizations in the basic version, it can serve your purpose pretty well.
Guerrilla’s Author Box
It is a minimal plugin offering monochrome theme for author bio box to your articles. Guerrilla’s Author Box allows you to add your name, profile photo, bio information, social profiles, and more.
WP Author Box Lite
With its clean and uncluttered design, WP Author Box Lite allows you to add both the author bio and latest posts boxes to increase reader engagement. With this plugin you can also automatically add Google+ profile authorship. Furthermore, the plugin is fully customizable.
WP Author Info
WP Author Info allows you to add author details, widget or content using shortcode. Customizations like color and style for author info, social icon format and multiple themes are available to suit your website.
WP Author Bio
WP Author Bio allows you to add author bio along with an option to add multiple authors/co-authors. It is a highly customizable plugin including five sets of social icons.
Stylish Author Bio
Stylish Author Bio is a responsive plugin allowing you to add fields like profession, country, social profile and description along with the author name at the end of your posts or pages.
These are not the only Author Bio plugins available out there, but these make for a great start. If you want an impressive looking author bio at the end of your post, take your pick from the fifteen plugins listed here, or go ahead and search for a plugin that meets your needs and requirements best.