Tag and author display issues.
Hi there – Question #1 – I can’t get my name to show up beside the date in my blog post. I see it when I click on ‘view updated post’ but then it isn’t on my actual blog. I have date, leave a comment, edit. Question #2 – I also can’t get my tags and categories to show up under my post. I am running my tag cloud on the sidebar with no issue. I also see them posted when I click on ‘ view updates’ but then I don’t see it on my actual blog. Looking forward to the help. I have scoured many help blogs but haven’t been able to resolve these issues. Thanks!
The blog I need help with is striveforpurposeblog.wordpress.com.
Question #1 – I can’t get my name to show up beside the date in my blog post. I see it when I click on ‘view updated post’ but then it isn’t on my actual blog. I have date, leave a comment, edit.
You need to select a theme that has that feature because not every theme does have it.
The point of displaying an author name is to differentiate the posts on a multi-author site. Many themes don’t display the author byline unless there is more than one official user on the site. See here https://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/#author
Regardless of the theme, and provided the theme is designed to display an author, bylines will only display now if there are at least two authors, who both have at least one published post in the blog. There’s a single author workaround here.
Very few themes have an author profile with a gravatar that displays below every post. The data is derived from here > Dashboard > Users > My Profile > About You (section) and anything you add there appears on your Gravatar profile page as well.
If the author profile does not appear on the live demo site for your theme then it is not a feature provided by that theme.
Every theme has a detailed theme description page with set-up instructions and a live demo site. Here’s an example of the detailed theme description page here https://wordpress.com/themes/hemingway-rewritten/ and a live demo site here https://hemingwayrewrittendemo.wordpress.com/
Switching themes can be easily done, provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the site. Themes are just “skins” on WordPress.COM hosted blogs. You can quickly and easily change themes on any WordPress.COM hosted blog to another one found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and no data will be lost or negatively affected by the change. The only time you may have to do a lot of work is if you are changing to a dramatically different theme with different features and/or if you have done any CSS editing.
Provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the blog go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes, Browse themes until you find one you like and click the “activate” or the “preview” link, or type in the name of the theme you want to use when it appears.
The theme customizer https://en.support.wordpress.com/customizer/ provides a preview function for exactly that purpose ie. so you can view what a theme will appear like prior to changing one.
For uploading images into posts and pages see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/adding-images-to-posts-or-pages/
For troubleshooting images see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/troubleshooting-images/
Question #2 – I also can’t get my tags and categories to show up under my post.
Note how the live demo site here https://hemingwayrewrittendemo.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/the-sun-also-rises-a-review/ displays them please.
Hi – I appreciate the quick and thorough reply. Thanks so much for the help!
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