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Alternate Identity

  1. I've decided to use my blog for different subjects on different pages. The subjects are basically unrelated. However, i am unable to find a way to use a pseudo name or different id - other than creating a new account under a different name then linking it.

    Is there not an easy way to create a different name to replace the authors name of my pages?

    I mean, if i want a page on my blog to cite the author as being John Doe, then why can't i create it easily, instead of signing up as John Doe?

    Perhaps, a field where i can select the standard name from the list (like it has now) but also have the option to manually type in a name i want displayed as the author of a page.

    thanks.

    The blog I need help with is pcsmarties.wordpress.com.

  2. I've decided to use my blog for different subjects on different pages.

    Before you go any further note that there are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  3. With regard to identities see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/change-your-username/
    and note you can invite yourself, another another username using a different email address to become an official user of the blog.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/

  4. thanks for the help !

    i already understood the method of inviting myself. This was provided to me in an email which states:

    To accept this invitation you will need to:

    1. Signup for a WordPress.com account. You can also sign in with your existing WordPress.com account if you already have one.

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    however, i didn't want to go through the hassle of creating another "Another" account on wordpress - one of which i really wouldn't want to us. Ultimately, people like me get tired of having sooooo manyyyyyy accounts.

    Instead, there i was hoping to find a way to maybe turn off "the automatic" inputting of the contributors name that is recorded on my wordpress account.

    then i could type in on my page (or field) something like

    John Doe, Author or

    Salley Goose or

    Mr. Perfect or

    Mrs Doubtfire, etc.....

    another example is that if i choose to create a page with a recipe for a unique soup, i would want to cite the author as Ms. Kitchen instead of my user i.d. which is databaseben.

    and i really don't want to create a new word press account for Ms.Kitchen.

  5. Instead, there i was hoping to find a way to maybe turn off "the automatic" inputting of the contributors name that is recorded on my wordpress account.

    Some themes display author bylines and some do not. There is no free way to remove an author byline. You can switch to a theme that does not display a byline though. http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/author-displayed-or-not/

  6. hmm?

    Thanks !

    I didn't notice this peculiarity involving some themes. I thought i had chosen a basic one with basic colors and basic features.

    I will definitely look around for a new theme. (Unfortunately, with sooooo manyyyyyy themes, i really hate shopping around for the right one.)

    thanks again for the FYI and your kind courtesy !

  7. You're welcome and best wishes.

  8. i guess wishing me the best proved fruitful.

    after shopping around for a new theme with out authors byline and being given zero theme's in the search results;

    i went back to my blog admin page and checked around.

    i then found a section where the name of the theme is displayed and buttons, like customize.

    under customize, i found one of the options to be "modify title and tagline".

    i kept the title but removed the data in the tagline field which contained my name, ie authors name.

    deleting that date successfully removed the authors name from the title on the pages.

    problem solved.

    thanks again for your feedback !

    ps: please don't hesitate to send me wishes for the lottery

  9. should be: deleting that data successfully removed the authors name from the title on the pages.

    (i guess there is no edit option for posts or check marks for posted solutions)

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