Meks Smart Author Widget

Description

Simple plugin which allows you to display author/user info inside WordPress widget. Smart feature of this plugin is user/author “auto detection” which means that it can optionally show author of current post on single post templates or on specific author archive.

Features

  • Flexible display options
  • Auto detect post author on single post and author templates
  • Custom avatar size
  • Link avatar image to author archive (optional)
  • Link user display name to author archive (optional)
  • Replace widget title with user display name (optional)

Smart Author Widget plugin is created by Meks

Live example?

You can see Smart Author Widget live example on our Typology theme demo website

Screenshots

  • Widget options interface
  • Widget in action

Installation

  1. Upload meks-smart-author-widget.zip to plugins via WordPress admin panel or upload unzipped folder to your wp-content/plugins/ folder
  2. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Appearance -> Widgets to add and setup the widget

FAQ

  • For any questions, error reports and suggestions please visit http://mekshq.com/contact

Reviews

11 February 2020
This is an amazing plugin, period. Lots of widget options, from size of avatar to automatically detect author (by the posts they published - VERY COOL), from linking authors name to link showing all their posts in the author's box! It's a GREAT plugin. The ONLY thing I wish it had, that would have made it 6 stars (if that's even possible LOL) would have been able to remove, else select NONE in "Choose author/user" drop down list. The Automatically Detect Author is too good, unto itself! 🙂 But just that one option, NONE in "Choose author/user" would have made this the most perfect of all author blocks out there. The reason why none, is I don't want to show admin (me) on every page outside of actual posts (would rather not have it on pages, just actual posts). Great work, thank you for this awesome plugin! PS plugin IS RESPONSIVE (tested on multiple browsers, trust).
3 September 2016
This was the best plugin I could find for displaying an author profile in the sidebar.
3 September 2016
Works well out of the box and is easily configurable. Looks good from the start.
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Contributors & Developers

“Meks Smart Author Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Change log

1.1.1

  • Fixed: Co-authors were being displayed on author archives (appeared in version 1.1)

1.1

  • Added: Option to limit characters in author description
  • Added: Support to work with for Co-authors plus WordPress plugin (if “auto detect author” is checked)

1.0.9

  • Fixed: “Link author name” and “Link author avatar” not working if “Display author all posts archive link” option was not checked

1.0.8

  • Full compatibility with WordPress 4.3

1.0.6

  • Added a possibility for developers to override widget template through WordPress themes

1.0.5

  • Added an option to specify custom URL and override author default archive link

1.0.4

  • Full compatibility with new WordPress customizer in WP 3.9+

1.0.3

  • Optimization for websites with large number of users

1.0.2

  • Added translation files (en_US)

1.0.1

  • Link to avatar option bug fixed

1.0

  • Initial release