Support » Plugin: AuthorSure » "Last updated by" text showing up in header

  • Resolved patrickhealy


    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=”” itemid=””>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. ]

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  • Plugin Author Russell Jamieson


    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.



    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.

    Plugin Author Russell Jamieson


    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.

    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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