With AuthorSure 0.8 there were a number of options to improve the appearance of the author page.
Bigger and Brighter Social Media Icons
You can the choose the size of Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, LinkedIn, Skype and YouTube icons as 16px, 24px or 32px.
Show Icons On A Single Line
You can choose not to show each icon on a separate line with a text label and instead just show the icons on a single line. As before you can change the text that precedes the icons. Below is a screenshot of a profile with 32px icons on a single line:
However, if you choose not to use this option and use the multiple line approach it gives you the ability to have a Skype status button. This tells your reader whether you are online/offline on Skype and clicking the button will initiate a Skype call. As before you can customize the label that appears appear each icon. Below is a screenshot of a profile with 16px icons on multiple lines:
AuthorSure Advanced Settings
But what if you author information is appearing in the wrong place on the place, or is appearing twice on the page?
This can happen if your WordPress Theme (or another authorship plugin) is taking control of the author page and adding extra information.
If it is another authorship plugin then you probably need to choose which one to use, running multiple authorship plugins is unlikely to work.
If you are still reading now I presume you have chosen AuthorSure and deactivated any other authorship, rel=author plugins. Anyway let’s consider the two scenarios separately: 1) where there an 2 author profile sections; and 2) where the author profile section is in the wrong place.
Removing an Extra Author Profile Section
In this scenario you typically want to do the following
- clear the “show title” checkbox; and
- set the Author bio setting to “none”; and
- clear the Posts List Heading
With the settings, AuthorSure only supplies the profile icons. You can adjust the location of the icons as described below.
Changing the Location of where AuthorSure adds Author Profile Information
You can change the value of the “hook_instance” to influence the position of where AuthorSure add the icons. The default is position 1. To try other settings just increment the hook_instance on the admin page, Save it, then refresh the author page and see if that has improved the situation. Normally a position of 2 or 3 will do the trick.
But, if it does not fix the layout, then AuthorSure allows you to specify the “hook” where you want to include the profile links. You need to consult your WordPress theme documentation to find the name of the hook.
I have documented the required AuthorSure settings for some of the most popular themes.
Please comment below if you are having problems with a theme.
We also offer a ‘done for you’ service for $50 for installing AuthorSure. This is available for any one with a problematic theme or is just too busy to do the installation themselves. Just get in contact if you would like us to install AuthorSure for you.