Enabling your articles and posts with an author box and/or author byline helps build trust with users, increases click through rates on search results pages and more. Most importantly, by including it on your posts and pages, you can activate Google Rich Snippets to get special SERP display in Google like this:
The elusive google rich snippets listing
Google doeesn’t make it easy to create rich snippet search results, so it helps to have a theme that enables “Google Authorship” and makes it easy to add the relevant bits to your pages. ClickBump 6 provides built in “point and click” settings to take the guesswork (and coding) out of this task for you.
You can enable an “Author Byline” and/or Author Bio Box (complete with the proper Google Authorship markup) on your post articles via “ClickBump > Social > Author Box” as seen below (click the image to expand it):