The first of the four ways of identifying the author of the post and linking it with rel=”author” to the author page is to use the byline of the post which typically appears in the headline immediately beneath the title.
Many themes will do this automatically so there is nothing for AuthorSure to do on posts and pages.
All AuthorSure needs to do is add the Google+ profile (and any other profiles) to the Author page.
An Example of Post With a Byline
The author name is a link to the author page
An Example of an Author Page
AuthorSure will typically add 4 things to the author page:
- A title: the author name.
- An author bio
- A subheading to the list of profiles
- A list of URLs to the author profile
When To Use Author Byline
This author byline method is appropriate when:
- you have more than one author on your site;
- your WordPress theme provides rel=”author” links in the post byline
- you want a fairly discreet acknowledgement of the author of the post
How To Set Up Your Profiles
The available profiles appear on the “Your Profile” and “Edit User” admin pages.
The profiles are Facebook, Flickr, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Just fill the URLs of the the profiles you want to appear on the author page.
It looks like this: