Fancier Author Box Alternative

Which author plugin is better for content creators on WordPress?

Let's compare the free Fancier Author Box plugin (the premium Fanciest Author Box plugin is no longer sold) with Power Bio Box—free and paid.

We believe the right plugin unlocks these benefits for content creators: 

  • credits and grows author recognition, trust, and expertise, naturally
  • blends author box into any WordPress theme on any device, easily
  • grows SEO rankings, traffic, and readership, effortlessly
Note: Fanciest Author Box plugin is no longer available for sale.
  • Authorship Benefits

    Does the author bio convey subject matter expertise, trust, and integrity in the creator and their content?

  • Design Benefits

    Does the author box look good and is it compatible with different WordPress themes, devices, and browsers?

  • SEO Benefits

    Does the author box help creators grow their digital audience via Google and platforms like Pinterest and Youtube?

Fanciest Author Box vs Power Bio Box⁠—Comparing Premium Versions

At $49, the Power Bio Box is a steal. No premium WordPress author plugin is richer in features. Guaranteed or your money back. 

  • Fanciest Author Box

    Legacy Plan
    $
    16
    /year
    $
    /year
    No Longer Available
    • ✓
      Responsive Design
      Automatically shows at end of blog posts on most themes, browsers, devices.
    • ✓
      Author name, gravatar, bio
    • ✓
      Social media profile links
      Including Google Authorship, which retired with Google+.
    • ✓
      Widget / Shortcode
      Ability to add manually in header, sidebar, footer widgets.
    • ✓
      Manual placement
      Warning: massive waste of time in choosing fonts, colors, sizes, etc. only to not love the design.
    • ✗
      Article metadata
      Gives search engines rich information and context about every article on your blog.
    • ✗
      Schema markup
      Gives key blog post information to search engines using structured data format.
    • ✗
      Internal Linking
    • ✗
      Latest Posts
      Displays internal links to latest posts by author inside author box.
    • ✗
      Related Posts
      Shows internal links to relevant content produced by the author. Content may be manually selected or driven by logic to automatically generate.
  • Power Bio Box

    Pro plugin
    $
    49
    /year
    $
    /year
    per WordPress site
    • ✓
      Responsive Design
      Automatically shows at bottom of blog posts on most themes, browsers, devices.
    • ✓
      Author name, gravatar, bio, job title
    • ✓
      Social media profile links
      Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and Youtube.
    • ✓
      Guest Authors
    • ✗
      Co-Authored Posts
    • ✓
      Color & Appearance
      Plugin automatically adapts to your theme's fonts and colors. No customization required.
    • ✓
      Article Details
      Gives search engines rich information and context about every article on your blog.
    • ✓
      Schema markup
      Each post generates BlogPosting Schema, expertly crafted, to ensure search engines get the most important article and author details using structured data. Our schema also overrides Yoast SEO and RankMath schema to prevent duplication.
    • ✓
      Power Posts selection
      Lets you choose and the most unique, popular, valuable posts written by authors. Power Bio Box is designed to maximize internal backlinks to Power Posts to grow and defend organic rankings and or traffic.
    • ✓
      Latest Posts (Default)
      Displays internal links to latest posts by author in Popular Posts tab.
    • ✓
      Static Related Posts
      Lets owners manually select popular posts by author. Pro tip: choose articles with highest Google Search Console Impressions and/or Clicks to grow and defend rankings and traffic.
    • ✓
      Dynamic Related Posts
      Automatically links to different Power Posts by author using WordPress category taxonomies.
    • ✓
      Category Page (SEO)
      Improve internal linking power to all Power Posts from your WordPress category archives.

Simple Author Box vs Power Bio Box⁠—Comparing Free Versions

Please note that the Fancier Author Box may no longer be owned or maintained by plugin developer. 

  • Fancier Author Box

    Basic plugin
    Free
    • ✓
      Responsive Design
      Automatically shows at end of blog posts on most themes, browsers, devices.
    • ✓
      Author name, gravatar, bio
    • ✓
      Social media profile links
    • ✓
      Color Controls
    • ✗
      Guests & Co-Authors
      Warning: massive waste of time in choosing fonts, colors, sizes, etc. only to not love the design.
    • ✗
      Article Metadata
    • ✗
      Latest Posts
      Displays internal links to latest posts by author inside author box.
  • Power Bio Box

    Basic plugin
    Free
    • ✓
      Responsive Design
      Automatically shows at bottom of blog posts on most themes, browsers, devices.
    • ✓
      Author name, gravatar, bio, job title
    • ✓
      Social media profile links
      Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, and Youtube.
    • ✓
      Guest Authors
    • ✗
      Co-Authored Posts
    • ✓
      Color & Appearance
      Plugin automatically adapts to your theme's fonts and colors. No customization required.
    • ✓
      Article Metadata
    • ✗
      Schema markup
      Each post generates BlogPosting Schema, expertly crafted, to ensure search engines get the most important article and author details using structured data. Our schema also overrides Yoast SEO and RankMath schema to prevent duplication.
    • ✗
      Power Posts selection
      Lets you choose and the most unique, popular, valuable posts written by authors. Power Bio Box is designed to maximize internal backlinks to Power Posts to grow and defend organic rankings and or traffic.
    • ✓
      Latest Posts (Default)
      Displays internal links to latest posts by author in Popular Posts tab.
    • ✗
      Static Related Posts
      Lets owners manually select popular posts by author. Pro tip: choose articles with highest Google Search Console Impressions and/or Clicks to grow and defend rankings and traffic.
    • ✗
      Dynamic Related Posts
      Automatically links to different Power Posts by author using WordPress category taxonomies.
    • ✗
      Category Page (SEO)
      Improve internal linking power to all Power Posts from your WordPress category archives.

Product Tour

The Fancier (and Fanciest) Author Boxes show multiple tabs,
but most are for social network feeds. In comparison, the Power Bio Box shows 3 tabs, each designed to holistically signal author, article, and website quality.

  • Author bio box plugin   tab 1
  • Author bio box plugin   tab 2   seo metadata
  • Author bio box plugin   tab 3   popular posts

Examples

See Power Bio Box author plugin live in action.

Founders Note

Businesses, podcasters, and all WordPress authors struggle to balance creating authentic content and growing new and sustainable traffic to their blog. Keeping up with Google's complicated and everchanging algorithms for determining author credentials while trying to build your authorship is nearly impossible. 

Seeing every author bio box solution fall short inspired us to create the perfect solution that solved all of these challenges. It allows authors to take rightful credit, build their reputation, and grow their digital presence. The automatic SEO and interlinking features help boost SEO, while the personal touch helps you create a relationship with your readers. 

You're welcome to try the Fancier Author Box, but feel confident you'll be much happier with the Power Bio Box, or your money back. Same goes for Molongui Authorship, Simple Author Box , Ultimate Author Box , WP Post Author , and StarBox

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