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Is there a way to change the meta author name on a blog post to link to your about page?

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I want to list an author and date at the top of each blog post. Ideally, I wanted to add my author bio so I could have a brief description but don't see a way to do that since I have 3 websites and I only see one main author bio to edit.

My next best option was to have the author name and date at the top of the posts, which I do now, but I want the author name to link to my about page. It sends you to all posts written by me instead which I understand but that is driving me crazy! Any suggestions? I'm looking for a solution that doesn't involve updating every blog post individually if possible. 

The reason I'm adding this is because I was hit hard by the helpful content update and I've read having author information is important. I do have a sidebar that links to my about page but since that is custom code, I'm not sure if it gets crawled in time to be seen. Thanks!

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Hi @Alice31302 

7 hours ago, Alice31302 said:

I want to list an author and date at the top of each blog post. Ideally, I wanted to add my author bio.

If you enable the Author Profile setting, the profile will be shown at the end of the blog post. There isn't a feature or a setting that will enable you to move it to the top of the blog post. It could be moved by writing custom code. Depending on where you want it to appear, it could be moved with some CSS or JavaScript (only supported on Business Plans and above).

That said, in my experience, the default design for the author profile is designed for the bottom and doesn't usually look great at the top in its current form. It usually requires a makeover (lots of custom work!) if you move it.  A link to your site will help us to show you what it would look like. 

8 hours ago, Alice31302 said:

My next best option was to have the author name and date at the top of the posts, which I do now, but I want the author name to link to my about page.

This is the default action and it is generally what visitors will expect if they click this link. That said, you could change the functionality of this link with some custom JavaScript if you want to override this. A link to your site will help us to see what you need. 

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