Google Authorship
What happens to authors who don't add a profile? (1 post)

  1. Christopher Roberts
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Mervin, a really great plugin you have here.

    We are using it over at Technology Bloggers, but have noticed an issue.

    Take Alan Tay's Profile for instance, the code works just fine, and when you click on his name, you are taken to his Google+ profile URL with the ?rel=author stuck on the end: https://plus.google.com/104486642874333960580/?rel=author


    The issue we have is of our 50 odd authors, only around 20 are claiming authorship at the moment. No big deal, but it is playing havoc with the site's author profiles URL structure.

    Take Ron Fletcher's Profile as an example. Ron isn't claiming authorship, but he still has a link. The link takes you to http://www.technologybloggers.org/author/ronf/?rel=author

    This is a real issue, as it is creating loads more pages with ?rel=author stuck on the end, that we don't want.

    Is there any way to modify the plugin, so for users without a Google+ profile, there is no link at all, or even just a link to their normal profile, without the '?rel=author' stuck on the end?

    Thanks for your time


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