Custom Author Byline
[closed] Try to filter all author-related queries (4 posts)

  1. Mark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great plugin — simple and minimal design, love it.

    However, quite a lot of themes don't rely on the the_author and the_author_uri functions, but use more specific queries. The widely used Hybrid (and all its spinoffs and child themes) for instance uses get_the_author_meta('display_name') and get_author_posts_url(get_the_author_meta('ID') to construct its entry-author shortcode. As a consequence, Custom Author Byline doesn't work out of the box with most Hybrid-based themes.

    The best way to make Custom Author Byline compatible with an as wide range of themes as possible is probably to filter all author-related function calls and not just the two most general wrappers. I would love to hear from the plugin author about the plans for future development for wider compatibility.


  2. George Jefferson
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Mark,

    I was wondering if you sorted this issue yet. I'm working on a website using Custom Author Byline with the Volcano Theme and I've run into the same problem you've mentioned above. The custom author byline under the entry title works perfectly, however, the meta info (byline, author gravatar,and bio) in the left column and at the bottom of the post remain the standard author meta, not custom.

    I was wondering if you figure this out yet. Is there a line I could add to the plugin's .php file so it will apply to all author related functions?

    Please let me know, under deadline.



  3. dylan
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am also having this issue with the plugin. The custom byline links to the admin user's author page, not to the URL that I've entered via the plugin.

    It doesn't seem like the original developer is very active with the plugin. I wonder: would a fork be a good idea?

    I can also think of some extra functionality that might be worthwhile, in addition to this fix, such as the ability to add a custom bio, or other bio information, without having to create a fullblown user.

  4. sleeplessinDC
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am also seeing this problem. I enter the Custom Author Byline and URL information for the Post. When it publishes, the top of the post shows the custom author byline but the bottom of the post shows the poster's avatar and bio information instead of the custom author's.

    Is there a way to add an email field for the custom author and have it override the email for the poster so the correct avatar is displayed?

    It would be useful to have an additional field that we could use to enter the custom author's bio info and have it override the poster's author meta.

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