Welcome to “Plugged In,” where we take a look at some of the most popular WordPress plugins in various categories. This week we explore some of the best and most useful plugins for including an author bio on posts, pages, and custom post types.

Blogging in any form is about the expression of an author’s interest on any subject matter. It’s important to establish a connection between authors and their audience. By establishing an author biography, you are establishing trust between you and your readers. Additionally, it provides a level of clarification if you happen to be posting on a multi-author site.

Author bios should be aesthetically pleasing, complement the existing theme of your website, and catch the reader’s eye. The best way to do this is by using an author bio plugin. Here’s a list of the some of the best author bio plugins for your WordPress site.

Molongui Authorship

In terms of functionality, Molongui Authorship has got all you need. Set specific demographic information for each author, use the guest post feature for guest authors without WordPress accounts, and use the related posts feature to show other work posted by that author.

Author

Use Author to display your author bio in style. Choose from 10 different author design templates, utilize the multiple author display layout, pick from more than 500 fonts, among many other convenient features.

Co-Authors Plus

Co-authors Plus allows you to add bylines for authors without creating new WordPress accounts. Unique to this plugin, add multiple bylines to posts using a convenient search as you type box.

Have a favorite plugin for displaying author bios? Tell us about it in the comments!