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rel="author" and Google+ Author Profile link conflict (5 posts)

  1. Clint
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Summary: rel=author requires full URL, Profile field that supplies this info requires only the Google+ ID for its link

    Sample page:

    After doing a bunch of troubleshooting, it appears that the Google+ field used for the Author Profile requires only the user ID (in my case +Clint.DeBoer) and this is the field also used for the Author Social link to Google+.

    That means that for the Author social box, the URL is automatically rewritten to prepend "http://plus.google.com/" but this prepend is NOT added to the top rel="author" URL which is very important for Google authorship.

    As a result, the top rel="author" is rendered as:
    <link rel="author" href="http://+ClintDeBoer"/>

    If I fix the field to correct the rel="author" then the lower Google+ icon link in the Author Bio is incorrect.

    How might I work around this, and can this be fixed in a subsequent update?


  2. OC2PS
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Might just be easier if your provide Google+ profile URL (instead of just ID) in the WordPress profile's Google Plus field.

  3. Clint
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That fixes rel="author" but breaks the G+ link in the author profile box.

  4. OC2PS
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It shouldn't. I've been using on several sites.

  5. Clint
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I now think it's a theme issue as I don't see it on all of my sites either.

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