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Global Food Book's Author Biography Widget


This plugin provides simple author bio box to give visitors to your website a quick/brief information on the author background.

This plugin is an extract from and is contributed back as open-source material (available free of charge).

This plugin is built to help other site owners who require this author bio tool with flexible configurable options.

It is implemented to allow easy setup and customization of a blog’s author bio sidebar widget.

It is best used with food and cook recipe theme made with woo-themes.

Notes to developers


If you would like to contribute to our suite of plugins, head on over to Global Food Book Labs. Feel free to fork and contribute back.

  1. Fork it (
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

Adding Screenshots to the wordpress repo

  1. Rename each screenshot for each step like this. For step 1 the screenshot is screenshot-1.png.
  2. The banner image is named as banner-772×250.png.
  3. Use an SVN client like smart svn or rapid svn etc to uploads these images to the /assets folder.
  4. After this commit and all will be picked up.

Pushing plugin to wordpress svn repo

  1. Clone this repo

          git clone
  2. cd path/to/gfb-author-bio-widget

  3. vim .git/config
  4. Add the code below:

      [svn-remote "svn"]
              url =[plugin_name]/trunk
              fetch = :refs/remotes/git-svn
  5. Then merge the master into the new branch:

          git svn fetch svn
          git checkout -b svn git-svn
          git merge master
          git svn dcommit --username [ username]
  6. Then rebase that branch to the master, and you can dcommit from the master to svn

          git checkout master
          git rebase svn
          git branch -d svn
          git svn dcommit --username [ username]


  • Edit the widget within the admin widget area.
  • View the output sidebar on the front-end of your site.


  1. Upload /mailchimp-woothemes-subscribe to the /wp-content/plugins directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress


Can I use my gravatar E-mail?

Yes. Simple go to the widget menu in the admin, add your E-mail into Gravatar Email textfield.

Can I alter Image size?

Yes. the default is 140 and you can change it to a size that fits you.

Is possible to change the position of the image?

Yes, By selecting left or right in the admin area will alter the image alignment.

Can i restrict what page displays this widget?

Yes, this plugin provides basic home and single page options. We advise you install jetpack’s visibility plugin for better restrictions options.


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Contributors & Developers

“Global Food Book's Author Biography Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial Release


  • Bump wordpress compatible version