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

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    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 “” 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?

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