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[resolved] "Last updated by" text showing up in header (5 posts)

  1. patrickhealy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here's an example of what I'm experiencing:


    I've noticed that when I go to tag or category archives, I am now seeing some text in the header that says:

    Last updated by [user] at [date] along the top left.

    I've found an extra <p> line inserted in that area with a class labeled "updated". When I remove it from the source code (temporarily) everything goes back to normal. Here it is.

    <p class="updated" itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/WebPage" itemid="http://www.phacient.com/2012/02/how-can-social-media-help-internal-collaboration/">Last updated by <span style="float:none" class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> at <time itemprop="dateModified" datetime="2012-02-10T11:50:18+00:00">February 10, 2012</time>.</p>

    When I search this code I get a result that it's in this plugin:


    I'm OK getting rid of it altogether if need be but I don't want to have to worry about doing it every time the plugin updates. I'm sure it's supposed to be at the bottom of the page.

    I've tried everything I could think of in terms of the plugin settings. Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance for the help.


    [ Please do not bump, that's not permitted here. ]

  2. Russell Jamieson
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Patrick,

    Change the Authorsure archive setting to "bottom" or "none".

    Your WordPress theme has an extra "loop" that occurs in the header before archive is displayed - with the "top" setting AuthorSure is being fired too early.



  3. patrickhealy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had it set to bottom and it wasn't helping. Switching it to 'none' did the trick. Have I hurt my authorship by doing this though?

    Sorry about the bumping. I was unaware. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  4. Russell Jamieson
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your authorship is fine as your excerpts on the category pages have rel=author - so I suspect Google will just pick the first.

    The AuthorSure Archive feature of adding a "Last updated" message with rel=author is useful for themes which do NOT add rel=author to excerpts - and also where you want to choose which author gets their face in the SERPs for each category/tag archive.

  5. patrickhealy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks man. I REALLY appreciate the help on this. I'm pretty good but I am very confused by authorship. It's something I need to work on. Google constantly changing things doesn't help either. :-)

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