In this article, we will walk you through the process of installing, configuring, and using the Starbox author plugin for WordPress.
What is Starbox?
Starbox is a plugin that will allow you to attractively add author information to each of your WordPress posts. It is very useful if want more exposure to the particular authors of each WordPress post. You can even add all of your social networks like Google Plus, Facebook, and Twitter to the Starbox plugin to display any social networks that the WordPress author wants to show.
How to install the Starbox WordPress plugin
As Starbox is in the WordPress plugin directory, you can easily install it right from your WordPress dashboard. If you are not familiar with installing WordPress plugins, the next steps will walk you through the process. If you are familiar with it, you may skip this step.
First, you will need to log into your WordPress dashboard and click on Plugins to the left, then Add New to the top. You will then be promped with a search field to search for the plugin. Searching for “Starbox” will be enough to generate the results that you want.
Once you find the Starbox plugin within the WordPress search function, click on Install. Starbox will then automatically install into your WordPress site. Of course, you will want to make it active so click on the Activate button as well.
Now that the Starbox plugin is installed and activated on your WordPress site, its just time to configure it. continue on to the next steps to learn how to set it all up.
Setting up the Starbox plugin in WordPress
The Starbox plugin is made to be very simple to set up in which you will have an author box on your WordPress site within minutes. To start managing the Starbox plugin, look to the left side of your WordPress dashboard. There, you will see an enry labeled “Starbox” under the Settings menu.
Here, you will see the Starbox settings panel. This includes information such as the theme a visibility settings. These settings are quite self explanatory and Starbox does a great job with explaining each settings. Here, you will adjust the basic display settings. Starbox will also pull some information from your WordPress theme to ensure that it matches the best possible.
Changing author information for the Starbox plugin
Editing the user information that Starbox uses is extremely easy. In fact, they have made it so that the author information is editable right within the Users option in your WordPress dashboard. To access it, just click on Users to the left side of WordPress.
Here, you will see several new options such as Job Settings, Social settings, as well as the ability to upload an image. Be sure to fill everything out as much as possible to ensure that Starbooks looks well and attracts your users to look further into that author. This is expecially good to do if you are very active on social networks so that you may gain more followers.
Now that you have the Starbox WordPress plugin installed on your site, be sure to take a look at it live to ensure everything looks good. The Starbox plugin should provide your users with more helpful information and further engage them into what they are reading.