First I would like to thank all involved for their
imput and suggestions. I hope everyone had
a good Thanksgiving.
The byline has not returned to my theme. But
thank you Sacred Path for a better work-around
option. I think I will do this. I HATED losing my
categories but knew of no other way to approach
What's the logic for the theme function changes?
That's actually not the only change that occurred
to the Greyzed theme at that point in time, and
none of them were good. It looks like the thrust
here travelled along the avenue of anonymity,
privacy, whatever... my search engine queries,
share queries, etc. all got dumbed-down so I
can't track any of them back to their source as I
could do before the recent changes.
Up 'til now, "Referrers > Search Engines" listed all
of them separately with links so I could track each
black to their source. Now there's just a hit count
grouped under Google, Bing, etc. If there are links
they just come back to Google or Bing or whatever.
Same thing with Shares -- before this occurred I
could backtrack an email share to an actual email
handle and address-- a specific account. No longer.
When I click on those links now, they send me to
my own blog.
Bad changes all these. I feel like I lost some pow-
erful tools in the process. With the byline thing,
it's like... "Why"? Why fix it if it's not broke? But it
is now. I lost my post attribution and fifty links out
on the web with my name on them. It was helping
to get my name out and incorporated into the
SERPS, and that is a big thing to me as I'm actual-
ly attempting to brand it. It also helps to retain at-
tribution on wholesale copy and paste jobs of my
articles, which I have been coming across more
frequently with the passage of time. It was actually
stumbling over one of these with no attribution
whatsoever that led to my discovering I no longer
had any on my own site either -- it was gone...
So I'm just wondering who this benefited from this
and why it was done, assuming everything happens
for a reason. Does it save server space and help to