Post Author Box v1.1: New tokens and info box anywhere

Post Author Box, a plugin I wrote last October, finally received a bit of attention today. Specifically, I’ve added support for three new tokens (%post_modified_date%, %post_modified_time% and %post_time%), a couple of filters so you can add your own tokens, and the ability to add the box to more views. These new views include the homepage, a category page, an author page, search, or a RSS feed. Thanks to titush and 310ToOvertime for their requests.

Download the plugin at, check it out of its Subversion repository, and hit me with any feature requests or bugs in the forum.


Harry CD Underwood April 14, 2011 Reply

I wish that I had come across your plugin sooner, and I’m surprised that WordPress doesn’t have this capability featured in the first place.

Thanks for the plugin.

Daniel Bachhuber April 14, 2011 Reply

Awesome! Glad you find it useful.

Uche April 24, 2011 Reply

Great plugin, thanks!
How can I manually insert the plugin in templates?

Daniel Bachhuber April 24, 2011 Reply

You shouldn’t need to insert it into your templates. Just install, activate and configure it in the admin. You can have it appear on posts, pages and custom post types if they exist.

Uche April 24, 2011 Reply

Thanks for the very swift response Daniel, but I’d prefer to manually insert it please if that’s possible. Can you give me the correct php function to call? I’ve tried but that doesn’t seem to work

Uche April 24, 2011 Reply

Sorry, I should make myself a bit clearer. I want to control which pages and exactly where the post author box appears. I want to also ensure it doesn’t show up in my mobile themes which it currently does.

If I can get the correct function, I can add it to my single.php theme template in the order I want it and I can be happy it will only appear there.

Thanks again, for the best post author plugin I’ve found.

Daniel Bachhuber April 24, 2011 Reply

Ah, I see what you want. If you have access to your template files, why don’t you just reproduce the author metadata? Otherwise, I’d be happy to consider a feature request.

Uche April 24, 2011 Reply

I’m not really that solid with the WP Codex, I can get around it but not solid. How do I submit a feature request?

Daniel Bachhuber April 25, 2011

Consider the feature requested! I’ll see if I can take care of it tomorrow.

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