Author Override

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title: “Author Override” author: billy_rick modified: excerpt: “A post to test author overrides using a data file.” tags: []

For those of you who may have content written by multiple authors on your site you can now assign different authors to each post if desired.

Previously the theme used a global author for the entire site and those attributes would be used in all bylines, social networking links, Twitter Card attribution, and Google Authorship. These owner variables were defined in config.yml

Start by modifying or creating a new authors.yml file in the _data folder and add your authors using the following format.

# Authors

billy_rick:
name: Billy Rick
web: http://thewhip.com
email: billy@rick.com
bio: "What do you want, jewels? I am a very extravagant man."
avatar: bio-photo-2.jpg
twitter: extravagantman
google:
plus: BillyRick

cornelius_fiddlebone:
name: Cornelius Fiddlebone
email: cornelius@thewhip.com
bio: "I ordered what?"
avatar: bio-photo.jpg
twitter: rhymeswithsackit
google:
plus: CorneliusFiddlebone

To assign Billy Rick as an author for our post. You’d add the following YAML front matter to a post:

author: billy_rick

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