WP Biographia – Add A Biography Box To Your WordPress Posts And Pages

What Is WP Biographia?

WP Biographia is a WordPress plugin to add and display a customisable user biography to the front page, single post types, archives and RSS feeds as well as via a widget in your sidebar.

What Does It Do?

This plugin allows you to add a customisable biography to posts, to RSS feeds, to pages, to archives and to each post on your blog’s landing page as well as via a widget in your sidebar. It integrates out of the box with the information that can be provided in each user’s profile and supports custom post types. Display of the Biography Box can be hidden on a global or per user basis for posts, pages and custom post types as well as on a per category basis.

You can configure WP Biographia to …

  1. Choose when to display a Biography Box; on the front page, in archives, on individual posts, pages, or any other custom post type and in RSS feeds.
  2. Choose the border style and background colour of the Biography Box
  3. Choose the amount of user profile information displayed in the Biography Box
  4. Choose the avatar image size
  5. Choose to display the Biography Box at the top or the bottom of content (universally)
  6. Choose to hide the display of the Biography Box for pages, posts and posts/pages on a per user basis
  7. Choose whether to display the Biography Box in the sidebar of your blog.

The plugin expands and enhances the Contact Info section of your user profile, adding support for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Delicious, Flickr, Picasa, Vimeo, YouTube and Reddit profile links as well as Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, Windows Live Messenger and Jabber/Google Talk instant messaging profiles. Your Contact Info links can then be displayed as part of the Biography Box, either as plain text links or as icon links. Further contact links can easily be added to the Biography Box by using the wp_biographia_contact_info and wp_biographia_link_items filters.

The position of the Biography Box can be controlled by the plugin’s supported settings and options, or manually via the plugin’s shortcode ([wp_biographia]). See the Shortcode Support And Usage section for more information.

The position and content of the Biography Box, including adding support for new contact links, changing the content of the Biography Box when displayed via the shortcode, the format of the contact links and the overall format of the Biography Box can be modified by the plugin’s filters. See the Filter Support And Usage section for more information.

The plugin also supports displaying a reduced version of the Biography Box via a sidebar widget and provides a shorter, more terse, biography in the user’s Profile to prevent the full length biography text taking up too much space on the sidebar.

How Do I Download WP Biographia?

To download or install WP Biographia on your WordPress powered site, either search for WP Biographia from the WordPress Dashboard or go to plugin’s page on the official WordPress plugin repository.

If you want to fork the source code of the plugin, you can find it on the plugin’s GitHub page at https://github.com/vicchi/wp-biographia.

What Else Is There To Know?

What’s New?

WP Biographia v3.3.0 was released 25/10/12.

Full Documentation