Fanciest Author Box - CodeCanyon Item for Sale

If your business relies on content marketing you should install Fanciest Author Box to:

  • Give identity to your blog
  • Make connections & enable reader engagement
  • Highlight your articles in the search engine result pages by showing authors’ faces
  • Increase conversions and click-through rates


Fanciest Author Box is a WordPress plugin developed by ThematoSoup. Its long list of features gives identity to your single or multi-author WordPress blog. Social widgets are a nice asset that let you present authors in a more personal manner and are ideal for guest bloggers.

This premium author bio plugin is very easy to use and customize. Right after installation the author bio is, by default, enabled on all your posts, pages and custom post types. You can also implement it as a widget in your sidebars, as a template tag or manually using shortcode. It is translation ready and uses color pickers which allow you to set your own color scheme.

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  • Widget
  • Shortcode
  • Template tag
  • Translation ready (see how you can translate it to your own language)
  • Ability to set your own color scheme using color pickers
  • Random author option for widgets
  • Automatically added before or after (or both!) your posts, pages and custom post types (not on archive pages)
  • Option to show it in your RSS feeds

Widgets for Major Social Networks

  • Twitter bio, latest tweet
  • Facebook like & subscribe
  • Google+ add to circles button & rel=author verification (read FAQ section)
  • LinkedIn widget
  • Custom HTML tab


The plugin is easy to use (use as a widget, shortcode, or template tag) and customize to your individual needs – and because it’s so nice, you may even persuade more people to become authors!
~AJ Clarke, WPExplorer

I got this after downloading another author box plugin that had vulnerable code. I went through the code on this plugin and I have to say – Well done!

Great code, intuitive and efficient and a big up to you for using apply_filters so other plugins can manipulate the order of the tabs. Great work, good clean code.
~Andy Bailey, CommentLuv

As Executive Editor of Gaming Illustrated, I’d been looking for a proper writer’s bio plugin for quite a while, not settling for the low-grade freebies available.

Having found the ‘Fanciest Author Box’ plugin, I can say not only were my requirements met but totally exceeded with both its feature set and customizability.

It was amazingly easy to install and configure, looked gorgeous, and made both my writers and readers more excited about visiting our site. Now my writers can get more of the attention they deserve.
~Sean, Gaming Illustrated


First, you need to unpack the content of the folder you downloaded from CodeCanyon and open fanciest-author-box folder. After you do this there are two ways of installing the plugin.

1. FTP Upload: Using your FTP program, upload the non-zipped plugin folder fanciest-author-box into /wp-content/plugins folder on your server.

2. WordPress Upload: Navigate to Plugins > Add New > Upload and choose the zipped plugin folder


It’s the same as installing a plugin via FTP. Just overwrite the fanciest-author-box folder in your /wp-content/plugins directory. Your settings will remain unchanged.

Support Policy

Please follow this troubleshooting guide if you experience any anomalies.
1. Conflicts & Bugs
  • Make sure WordPress, theme, framework and plugins are up to date
  • Disable all plugins and check if the issue still exists
  • Switch to the default WordPress theme and check for the issue (If the problem disappears, then your theme is responsible and you need to contact theme developer)
  • Empty your cache
2. Read the Plugin Documentation
  • You can find it in the zipped folder you downloaded from CodeCanyon
  • FAQs in the Support section on the CodeCanyon sales page
3. Submit a Ticket
Ticket Information
  • Be specific
  • If your question relates to a specific site or page, please provide a link to it
  • Make sure your website is viewable or provide login info so that we can take a look


Huge thanks to people who suggested improvements and made the plugin even better.

v1.8 (3/13/2014)

  • Adds update notifier
  • Moves Settings page to Settings > Fanciest Author Box
  • Adds Co-Author Plus support for multi-author posts
  • Adds filter hooks (ts_fab_load_css, ts_fab_load_js) that allows developers to disable CSS and JS from being loaded. If hooking into these hooks, you need to return false
  • Adds CSS that hides author box added by several popular themes
  • Changes list of allowed tags in Custom Tab to default WordPress allowed tags (like the ones used in comments)
  • Skips expensive user queries in widget code if blog has more than 200 users

v1.7.1 (3/12/2014)

  • Updated Google+ widget (more compact, no duplicate photo)
  • Updated LinkedIn widget (more compact, no duplicate photo, details appear on mouseover)
  • Updated LinkedIn field, full profile URL can now also be used

v1.7 (3/3/2014)

  • Fixes https error in LinkedIn member profile
  • Adds filter (‘ts_fab_social_field’) that allows you to modify which user meta fields are used for social tabs – Read more

v1.6 (1/14/2014)

  • Not loading JS and CSS when not necessary
  • CSS fixes
note: If you’re using template tag to add Fanciest Author Box, since version 1.6 you need to include Fanciest Author Box JavaScript and CSS files manually. Read more at Fanciest Author Box documentation website.

v1.5 (6/22/2013)

  • Updated Twitter API (refer to Fanciest Author Box > Tabs Settings to learn how to enable Twitter tab)

v1.4.7 (6/12/2013)

  • Bug fix, where authors who opted not to show their author box were still shown in Fanciest Author Box widget

v1.4.6 (6/9/2013)

  • Option to display author avatar above text in the author box (Avatar position: Floated left, Above text)
  • Shortcode attribute avatar=”above” that places avatar above text
  • Minor CSS fixes

v1.4.4 (4/5/2013)

  • User count check added to FAB widget, so sites with huge number of users don’t cause it to break
  • CSS updates

v1.4.3 (1/17/2013)

  • Facebook Widget fix

v1.4.2 (1/10/2013)

  • Minor bug fixes

v1.4.1 (1/5/2013)

  • Fixed Facebook widget not showing in Firefox

v1.4 (11/20/2012)

  • Bug fixes
  • Added option to manually change execution priority where Fanciest Author Box wouldn’t display, because of possible conflicts with other plugins

v1.3.3 (10/16/2012)

  • Improved Twitter caching

v1.3.2 (10/13/2012)

  • Updated Twitter API

v1.3.1 (10/9/2012)

  • Minor bug fixes

v1.3 (08/26/2012)

  • Added LinkedIn tab with Member Profile Plugin
  • Added option to show icons only in tabs
  • User profile fields now not shown for Subscribers
  • Switched Facebook widgets from iframe to HTML5 – improves performance
  • Added name linked to Facebook profile for Subscribe widget
  • Improved custom tab, allowing admin to make it possible for users to override custom tab content only or both title and content (Thanks to Kimberly Castleberry)
  • Added RTL support (credit: Metude)
  • Added random author option to widget (credit: Indie-Film Moonworks)
  • Added Latvian translation (Thanks to Klavs Petersons)
  • Added simplified author box to RSS feeds (credit: Katie Orr)

v1.2.1 (08/13/2012)

  • Improved Twitter fallback, when Twitter API returns nothing
  • Fixed bug that caused javascript conflict when multiple shotcodes or template tags were used on the same page

v1.2 (07/05/2012)

  • Bug fix – overridden photo (via uploader) was showing only in bio tab
  • Added “+FirstName LastName” heading with rel=author to Google tab for author verification
  • Added custom HTML tab. Thanks to

v1.1 (06/18/2012)

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