July 27, 2013 at 12:49 am #52737
I'm running a site on balance theme and I want to know if I can change the author box to say something different and not have it show the specific author.
For example, I want the name at the top of the post to remain the author who wrote it, however in the author box at the bottom, I want it to say, "About the authors" and not the specific person/author who wrote it.
Is this possible? If so, how do I do it?
Thanks!!July 27, 2013 at 1:24 am #52741
Could you create an "after post" widget where you could put a Text field that contains what you want it to say, and not have author boxes enabled at all?
That would be one way to have the same message show up on all posts.
July 27, 2013 at 5:36 am #52759
Summer's suggestion seems like a good one.
Just a side note... with the news that Google has been cracking down on guest authors, you might want to either not have the author box enabled, OR allow the author box for transparency.
I help people rock out their sites! – Blondish.netJuly 27, 2013 at 10:40 am #52823
Summer, thanks so much for the idea! I can't believe I didn't think of it.
Took your advice and it worked perfectly.
Thanks!!July 27, 2013 at 10:53 am #52827
Nile, could you explain "cracking down on guest authors"? What does that even mean? That people can't have regular contributors on their websites without giving them accounts?
How can Google "crack down" on who website owners and content providers choose to help them create content for their readers? That doesn't even make sense.
For example, I manage several entertainment news websites for various niches, scifi, comics, horror, and we have contributors who write up original content for us (movie, dvd, book and comics reviews, columns, etc). They either don't know WordPress or are professional (or aspiring professional) writers who just want to write about scifi without having to worry about all the technical stuff that goes along with creating content for websites.
That's why I started using Co-Authors Plus, and customized Genesis Co-Authors Plus to work the way I needed it to, and with those two, I'm able to give those contributors an author box, and not have to worry about having author boxes pop up for the regulars who are just posting news.
So what exactly is Google cracking down on, and why don't they do something useful instead, like cracking down on all the URLs that appear in comment spam by erasing them from their records if that URL shows up on 1000 websites a week.
July 27, 2013 at 11:05 am #52830
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