CB Author Plug Documentation

TKServer.com’s CB Author Plug is a Joomla! plugin which places a link to the author’s Community Builder (CB) profile in Joomla! content items as well as optionally displaying the author’s CB avatar. This plugin is similar to the old Joomla! 1.0 CB Author Bot, but with many more features and Joomla! 1.5.x, 1.6.x, 1.7.x, 2.5.x, 3.x native.

Note: As of version 3.0 this plugin has converted to commercial status.  A very small price has been added to support future development of this and other Joomla extensions.


  • Show author’s link to CB profile within Joomla! content items
  • Show author’s CB avatar
  • Avatar size controlled in plugin parameters
  • Avatar float controls, left or right
  • Intro text places text before CB link
  • Outro text places text after CB link
  • Font size controlled in plugin parameters
  • Font colors (standard and link) controlled in plugin parameters
  • Tested and confirmed compatible with Joomla 3.36 and Community Builder 2.0 – 01/18/15

New Version 3.0.0 December 2013

Converted plugin for Joomla 3.0 compatibility.  Code cleanup and fixes.  Added color picker to plugin parameters for CSS text color customization.

New Version 1.6.1 October 2012

J1.6-1.7-2.5 compatibility

Fixed missing avatar issue certain browsers
Fixed back end media manager conflict

New Version 1.5, February 2012

  • New show/hide in category view option
  • New show/hide in section view option
  • New show/hide in blog layout option
  • Fixed broken image issue in IE and Chrome
  • Removed problematic “Replace JAuthor” function
  • FINAL 1.5 version, barring major security or bug issues

New Version 1.6! September 2011

  • Joomla 1.6 and 1.7 compatibility
  • Minor tweaks and bug fixes

New Version 1.2 fixes, September 2011

  • Fixed display spacing issue on CB link
  • Removed hidden mac osx files from zip archive
  • Likely the final 1.5 revision

New Version 1.2 features, November 2010

  • Exclude specific Joomla authors
  • Exclude specific Joomla article categories
  • Exclude specific Joomla article sections

New version 1.1 features, July 2010

  • Display CB Author Plug before or after Joomla content
  • Automatically disable Joomla author display and follow individual article author show/hide settings.
  • Enable or disable CB Author Plug for front page articles.

Sample Display



Plugin Parameters



CB Author Plug Support Forum

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