Attribution in all post's bylines gone…???
I’ve just noticed that on my Greyzed – themed blog,
The line of info just under the header (title) for each
post has somehow been altered by the deletion of
“by John Dilligent”.
They all did say, for example:
“Posted on July 17, 2011 in UFOs by John Dilligent”
Now they all say, for exammple:
“Posted on July 17, 2011 in UFOs
What could have happened here and how can I cor-
The blog I need help with is thedirtylowdown.wordpress.com.
As far as I know Greyzed ought to be displaying an author’s byline.
Long shot: I’m not sure if this is a factor or not but have you removed the Author’s profile in Users > My Profile?
P.S. I have flagged this thread so it gets moved to the Themes Forum. Themes Staff monitor threads in that forums and can tell us what’s going on.
No I haven’t done anything.
Okay, thanks, I didn’t know that.
Hi again John,
I’m just speculating that Themes Staff may be making changes. I don’t know if they are or not. Thanks for the weekend well wishes. I hope you have a good one too. It’s snowing here and snow is rare where I live on the West Coast of Canada. :)
This is clearly a problem that’s suddenly affected several themes, as I’m using Vostok and have the same issue..To compound the situation, the byline has disappeared in single-post view as well.
Am currently waiting for a response from support.
Am currently waiting for a response from support.
Thanks for letting us know you have contacted Support Staff about this issue in Vostok. Note that this thread will be moved to the Themes Forum where Themes Staff will respond to it.
Edit: “will be moved ” I just noticed that it has been moved lol :D
Thanks TT, we definitely have a problem.
Logically the code in the master template
has been altered or whatever. I’ve been
’round ‘n ’round over it on my end, and
there’s really nothing we can do from the
dashboard. I ended-up circumventing the
whole process by adding: “by John Dilli-
gent” as a category, then shifting all posts
from whatever their respective categories
were initially to that category. I also made
it the default category for all new posts.
So I lost my “Categories” function, but re-
claimed my attribution in the byline. A
mixed bag, in other words. I hope ya’ll can
find a way to fix this though….
We’re in the process of making changes to the way bylines work for our themes, and this explains why you are no longer seeing the bylines. Bylines will only be displayed on multi-author blogs — that is, blogs that have at least two authors with published posts.
Rather than multi-author/single author triggering whether the author shows or not, I would prefer to be able to choose under theme options. There are a good number of single authors our there that would like that choice based on posts I’ve seen in the forums over the years.
Another great leap backward – why hide who is the author just because only one person is writing in a blog – many sites don’t have a lot of ID for the authors – has more class than just a blank line or making us go back and add the author in some sort of byline –
Real dumb idea to turn off the ID or make us do some jerk of a workaround – the new gallery is a piece of junk also – really made things much less friendly and I hate it –
@johndilligent, this is a lousy workaround, and should NOT be something you have to do, but sign up for a throw-away email address, create a new account here (username only) and then invite the username as an author on your site and make one post under that author name and date it back to around the time you first started your site so it.
Ignore the “so it” at the end of my post above.
You know, you might even see if just adding the author will do it without making a post. I’m not sure what triggers the author/no author axe.
No: there must be at least one published post by a second author.
Thanks for verifying that Panos. At least we have a workaround to suggest, and the upside is it will bloat the number of user accounts here at wordpress.com. It will be interesting to see how many more notice and ask about this.
Just what I wanted to do today – really improve the look of my site – publish a junk Post on a professional site – a real class addition – this makes two turkeys in a row – must be by the staff in the U.S. as it is Thanksgiving coming up so maybe WordPress.COM does not give turkeys to their employes so the troops decided to make their own turkey.
Are not the majority of blogs on WordPress single-authored? I would think that most expect to see attribution for their posts. This imposed anonymity makes absolutely no sense. And am still not clear on the work-around, either.
The workaround is to add a new or second user to your blog and then have the “new” user publish on Post.
The new user can be you – you do need to use a different email address for the second user.
Or if you have a friend that has a WordPress.COM blog you could add them as a “Contributor” to your blog and have them make one post (or you as the Admin can make the Post for them and change the Author to them – page down on the Edit Post page) – a Contributor can write but all of their stuff needs to be approved before they are published so you are still in command of what they can put on your blog.
Thanks for your answer, auxclass. Hope it works.Quite amazing that we have to jump through these hoops just to have a byline on our posts.
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