One of the ways that you can get more exposure for yourself, your business, and your brand is to have an “Author Box” on your WordPress website.

What is an “Author Box” you ask?

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An “Author Box” is a box at the bottom of your posts that gives some biographical information about you, the author, of your WordPress website.  It’s like having an “About Us” on every blog post, or page you publish on your website.  It uses the information you put into your WordPress Profile for the text, and your picture you have setup with your Gravatar Account.

The way you get an “Author Box” to show up on your WordPress website is to either have a theme that incorporates and Author Box (Both StudioPress Themes  and the Divi Theme that I use to run this blog, incorporate Author Boxes in their theme )

But if you do not have a theme that does that, there are a few plugins you can use to display an author box.  See pic below from the WP Author Box Lite Plugin for WordPRess  ( http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-author-box-lite/ ).  It also lets you add your social media links in your profile as well, pretty handy to get folks to connect with you.

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Here are some Author Box Plugins that you might also want to check out from WordPress.org:
http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-author-box-lite/  (screenshot above – easy to use)
http://wordpress.org/plugins/starbox/
http://wordpress.org/plugins/fancier-author-box/

And if you run a ‘multi-author’ website, this comes in really handy to showcase your authors on your site!

Watch this YouTube Video that Explains it all:

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think about the Author Box