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Why is L Lorenz's name attributed to all ten author's post at Love Lust &Laptops

  1. romanticimperative
    Member

    There are ten of us on the Love Lust and Laptops blog. When we share our authored blog with the other authors' FB pages, one author's name (Lynn Lorenz) is attached to all the shared blogs even though she did not write the blog. It didn't use to do this - this started appearing about a month ago. I figure it is a software issue and something was upgraded and something else was broken, but it is very irritating to promote your blog post and have another author's name attributed to it. Tell me how to fix this, please?

  2. Note that not every theme is designed to display a byline. For a partial list of themes that provide author bylines and/or author profiles or not see here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/author-displayed-or-not/

    Regardless of the theme, and provided the theme is designed to display an author byline, bylines will only display now if there are at least two official authors who both have at least one published post in the blog. There's a single author workaround here > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/01/03/wordpress-com-changes-bylines-for-authors/

    When we share our authored blog with the other authors' FB pages, one author's name (Lynn Lorenz) is attached to all the shared blogs even though she did not write the blog. It didn't use to do this - this started appearing about a month ago.

    I see multiple author names on the blog and none of them are the one you stated above Lynn Lorenz
    http://lovelustandlaptops.wordpress.com/author/lynnlorenz/
    Have you checked with Facebook help?

  3. I just looked into this for you.

    It seems that when you make your Facebook connection available to all users of the blog, Facebook will attribute all posts to the first person who made the connection as well as to each individual user.

    To fix this, all users should disconnect and reconnect to FB. When each person does so, they should *not* check the box "Make this connection available to all users of the blog". That way you will all be able to post to the same FB page but it shouldn't misattribute anyone's post to the wrong individual.

    Here's a screeshot of the box in question, that should remain unchecked: https://i.cloudup.com/GCh1H6ppwU.png

  4. romanticimperative
    Member

    Thank you both for responding.

    Jackiedana , your response is what I was looking for. I have out this to the other 9 ladies with whom I share the blog and we are going to try this and see if it solves the problem. If it does, I will be sure to post.

    Time thief, your response addressed a different aspect of attribution and we have had no issues within the Word Press theme we use in each author's blog being correctly identified, just when it goes to FB.

    Oddly, none of the other social media sharing has had any issues. This seems to be a FB issue, but if Jackiedana's work-around works, I'm happy not to take on FB. :)

    Hugs and both of you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. @jackiedana
    Thanks for the assist here. Bookmarked!

    @romanticimperative
    Happy Thanksgiving to you.

  6. @romanticimperative please let me know if my suggestion works for you. And happy Thanksgiving to you as well.

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