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Metro Author Widget


This widget allows you to display your site authors with social media links and avatar in the sidebar and footer. Widget can be used multiple of times even in one sidebar area.

All widgets have customisation options.


  1. Replace Gravatar image
  2. Display author first name.
  3. Add Author social media links.
  4. Hide/Show social media icons option.


  • Metro Author Widget Configuration
  • Change widget background color
  • Front-end result (animation)
  • Complete Metro Author Widget


  1. Unzip the download package
  2. Upload metro-author-widget to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Manual Plugin Installation

  1. Download Metro Author Widget Plugin to your desktop.
  2. If downloaded as a zip archive, extract the Plugin folder to your desktop.
  3. With your FTP program, upload the Plugin folder to the wp-content/plugins folder in your WordPress directory online.
  4. Go to Plugins screen and find Metro Author Widget Plugin in the list.
  5. Click Activate Plugin to activate it.


How to use Metro Author Widget
  • Go to Appearance > Widgets
  • Choose Metro Author Widget and either drag it to the sidebar where you wish it to appear, or click the widget, (select a destination sidebar if your theme has more than one) and click the Add Widget button.


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  • Added: Click author image to link to Author Post Page.
  • Fixed: User avatar image radius for TwentyFifteen theme.


  • First Release