I decided who better to ask then my loyal faithful readers and perhaps one of you has the answer for me.
So what am I searching for?
The perfect author bio box of course!
What do I mean by perfect? Okay, here goes.
I DO NOT want a bio box on my posts. If people are visiting my blog for the first time and they want to learn more about me then they can go to my “About Adrienne” page and read everything there is to know.
Since I do have guest bloggers once a month here at my place I’d love to have a much nicer set up for them. I actually created their bio box myself and it’s an image. Because of that I’m not able to put any links in there and I don’t have a way for you to visit any of their social networking sites.
I want all of that included.
Now I’ve come across a few that seemed promising and although they said that all I had to do was include the [author_bio] code in the individual post, when I install the plug-in it doesn’t give me those specific instructions or a place to set up each author. I just read that on a post I found that explained how the plug-in “could” work.
Then again, those particular plug-ins that are “saying” they do all this great stuff haven’t been updated in two years. So here we go again! Do I install one that may work yet six months down the road it’s abandoned too!
My Author Box Plug-in Dilemma
So I actually have two ways I can go with this.
My first one would be to have someone write a code for me, like an HTML code, that I can include at the bottom of my guest blogger’s posts so that I can easily change out with their image, their bio blurb and their social networking links.
I know a little HTML code and what I did in the beginning was I set it all up in a table. The problem was when I went to put the code in the post, the border around my table disappeared and I couldn’t for the life of me get it to show up. I also had an issue with the social icons staying in place for some reason. Hey, I said I know a “little” HTML code. I’m by no means great at this. Point me in the right direction, show me what to do and I can do that.
My other option is to pay for this plug-in so that it’s maintained and supported. If any of you know a paid one that does what I want then I have no problem at all laying down some bucks. Hey, I’d do that in a heartbeat if I can find the right one.
I’m kind of at my wits end with this so I’m reaching out to you guys to see if anyone has a solution for me.
Do You Have A Solution
So what do you guys think? Do you know of a particular plug-in that does what I want or do you know of anyone who can write this code for me and I can get what I want? Am I being naïve since I have NO idea how all of this works behind the scenes?
Either way if there isn’t a free alternative then I’m definitely willing to pay for it.
Seriously, this is something I’ve been looking for now for about a year to no avail. I know there’s got to be something out there. I’ve found a few blogs and left comments for the developers but no one has told me yay or nay! What gives…
If any of you have any suggestions or recommendations for me, please leave them in the comment section below. I would greatly appreciate your help.
I’d also love for you to share this post with your friends because they may know of someone too and that would be awesome, just in case we all come up empty. If I find the perfect solution you know I’m going to let you guys know about it.
I want to thank you all so much because you always help me when I need it. I’m so looking forward to these comments. I just know someone is going to come up with the perfect solution. I should have written this post before now but better late then never right!
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