My goal: Display the author meta link inline with the other post meta (date, category, tags) and have it link out to a user’s google+ profile, rather than to the author archives page.
Details: My author archives page is currently deactivated via the SEO for WordPress plugin by yoast. I have found a way to display the author link inline with the other post meta data by placing the below code into my child theme stylesheet:
Currently it is set to display none as I do not want to display it until I figure out the rest of the puzzle.
My question: What changes do I need to make to either the author.php, or author-bio.php (or other files) to accomplish my goal of having the author meta listing on a post link out to the google+ profile of the user (ideally pulled from the user profile rather than hard coding a link)
Thanks DMBarber. I’m figuring all of this out as I go, so the codex is often just as ‘Greek’ as it is helpful to me. I do take my time with it in the effort of learning and figuring things out. From staring at the codex, and the author and author-bio files, I came to the conclusion that they were not where I should be working to solve this problem.
I will keep working on a more elegant solution but for the time being, the below code from one of Yoast’s articles gets the job done once dropped into my functions.php in my child theme: