“posted by” in ChaoticSoul

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  • #105851

    magnaopus
    Member

    Hello, I want to use the ChaoticSoul theme, but my only problem with it is the lack of showing who posted a post, as there are 2 of us writing. only way it shows who posted is by looking at each post individually in the “recent posts” bit

    is there anyway i can put this feature into this theme?

    cheers

    #106115

    ozrisk
    Member

    No – you would have to put it in manually on each post. Only a few of the themes are truly multi-author in this way. Tarski is one.

    #106130

    dirkgently
    Member

    You could create 2 accounts, and set them both as admins or contributers to each other, only use one blog. That way each user will show as their name in their contributions.

    #106133

    timethief
    Member

    Aside from dirk’s suggestion, these are the common options most bloggers choose from.

    (1) You can choose a theme that provides for and displays individual authors. There are theme reviews that can assist you in determining if a theme provides this “authors” feature. Look in the section titled “Display post author”.

    (2) If the theme you prefer to use does not this feature then you can create a category called “Authors” as a “parent” category and then create “children” (Tom, Dick, Harry) sub-categories for each author’s name under the parent category Authors.

    (3) Or if neither of the above options are suitable then you can have each author include a byline in the posts they create (i.e. ozrisk’s suggestion).

    #106155

    raincoaster
    Member

    Here’s a note to keep in mind: when you use a template that lists the author in any blog OTHER than your main blog, the “posted by” is counted by Technorati and Google as a regular independent link to your main blog. When you write it in yourself and make it a live link to your main blog, it counts the same. When you use the author’s name as a tag instead it counts as a link to the global tag page AND the global tag page has a link to that blog, ie the one that the post was made in, not your main one.

    So it’s all how you want to distribute the Googlejuice.

    #106159

    timethief
    Member

    @rain
    Fascinating information. Thanks for sharing it.
    {I’m worried I may not remember it.}

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