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
Start by modifying or creating a new
authors.yml file in the
_data folder and add your authors using the following format.
To assign Billy Rick as an author for our post. You’d add the following YAML front matter to a post: