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  • Resolved AndrewChapman


    Just started using WordPress. Why doesn’t it display who the author of the post is? It used to say posted by admin. Then I updated my profile in Users/Your profile. Now in the drop-down box under ‘Display name publicly as:’ it reads ‘Andrew Chapman’. I thought it would now display ‘posted by Andrew Chapman’, but it doesn’t.

    Thanks for your help.

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  • It appears to be working fine. In the HTML source, I see the following code: <small>September 15th, 2006 <!-- by Andrew Chapman --></small>

    If you edit the theme file which contains that code (I can’t name the exact file in question, but it’s located in /wp-content/themes/default/) and remove the <!– and –>, you will see the name appear.

    Do you run WP-Cache? If so, that can cache changes you have made to the blog and make it appear as if nothing happened. For more inform ation, see

    In the: index.php file, find this code:
    <!-- by <?php the_author() ?> -->

    Make like this:
    <?php the_author() ?>


    Hi, that’s great, thanks. Would you mind telling me how to put about three blank spaces between the date and the author? Thanks, Andrew

    If you want, take a look at my blog, from my username here. I have the date and author name right under the post title. If you like that, I can give you the codes for it. 😉

    It takes a little CSS styling ya know! =)


    You’ve probably got the f word in your code! But thanks for the offer. ‘Please don’t be angry if I ask one more thing’ (Genesis 18 v 32), how would I put the author at the end of the post, which is where it originally said ‘posted by admin’? Thanks for your help.

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