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Google Author Link


Use Google plus and want to easily control your Google Authorship?

This plugin works for single user WordPress sites and multi-author sites. Each user has a new field to store their Google Profile URL, then on each page and post the plugin will create the required link in the HTML Head.

There is also an option to set the author for your WordPress home page.

All you then have to do is add your WordPress site to your Google Profile.

** New in version 1.5 **

We’ve added a tool in the plugin’s setting page to test your pages and posts directly in Google’s Rich Snippet tool

** New in version 1.4.1 and above **

Controls to allow you to hide authorship from some or all of your WordPress pages.

** New in version 1.3 and above **

Controls to allow you to select categories and custom post types that shouldn’t contain your authorship code.

** New in version 1.2 and above **

Google Author Link now supports Company / Brand profiles in Google with the new Publisher Profile, the ability to link your whole site with your Google + Page.

Detailed information on how to use authorship on your WordPress site is available here


  • Plugin Settings page

  • Google profile URL in the user profile


Extract the zip file and drop the contents in the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation and then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Visit the options page for the plugin under the settings menu in your WordPress Dashboard for simple setup instructions


See the plugin page here for FAQs

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1.5.2 Fix type in settings page

1.5.1 Added google rich snippet tool in the settings page, fixed but with advanced authorship controls

1.5 Minor fix for 404 and search archive pages

1.4.3 Update to include additional files for plugin settings page

1.4.1 Update to allow users to select pages that should not contain authorship code, minor bug fix

1.4 Minor update to make instructions more clear for the plugin settings page

1.3 Update to allow users to select categories to not show authorship on, as well as support to also hide authorship on custom post types.

1.2 Update to support Google Publisher Profile in additional to Google Authorship. Update if you have a Google Profile for a business that you would like to connect your site with.

1.0.1 Initial public release