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[resolved] author name problems again! (8 posts)

  1. johnhewitt1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello again; I have switched themes and am using arras 1.4.2.

    Again the author name will not show; either in post or when you go to the "edit post" dashboard. I have created a new author not as an administrator to see if that was the problem but still no author name showing up.

    The only way now seems to add a custom field to every post to display the author name and an author post link; but this seems very long winded.

    many thanks again

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

  3. johnhewitt1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi thanks for replying;

    I had tried <p>This post was written by <?php the_author(); ?></p>
    but shows nothing but the text. The author name doesn't show in the dashboard either when you edit posts.

  4. johnhewitt1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    sorry; here is the article link:
    http://www.articleoutlook.com/the-black-dog-and-living-with-depression/

    author details at bottom

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Try moving that line further up the single.php template file. Placing it just before <>php the_content();?> would be a good test to see if the tag is working correctly or whether something is interfering with it.

  6. johnhewitt1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    still nothing; the text shows above the post but again no author

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-related problems?

  8. johnhewitt1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    OMG...thank you so much; it was the "TweetMeme Follow Button" plugin; I would never have thought of that ever! All other plugins are activated except that one and now the name shows;

    I am forever in your debt; thank you :)

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