Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

If you are looking for to remove author name from your WordPress post then you will get your solution here. But if all WordPress doesn’t allow to publish any of the posts without any other name you have to set the author name and by default, it will the name of the administrator. In the following part of this article, I am going to show how you can remove author name from WordPress posts in different ways.

1 Using plugin remove author name from WordPress posts

This is the easiest method which we can explain you because of the plugin. If you don’t know any technical information about WordPress then you can use this plugin to resolve your problem. You may not is that this method does not work with all the WordPress themes so you may try this, if it will work for you then you can go for it, and if not then try other methods.

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First of all, you have to install the show hide author plugin from the below link.

Show Hide Author

After the installation of show hide author plugin, you have to activate that. After the activation, you have to visit,

Plugins > Show/Hide Author

To get the configuration page for the further settings.

Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

It will automatically this table author name for all the posts and pages present in your WordPress website. If you want to show the option name for any corresponding type of post then you can simply check that and hit save. In the above image, you can Review that how you can set the type of post for which you want to show author name.

Even that you can hide and show author name for a specific post by adding and deleting their exact URLs.

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In most cases, this plugin is used to hide the author name but sometimes accompanying text before the name of the author will not be hidden. Such as in the case of wikia.pk the author name is “Junaid” and it represents as “by Junaid” if we will use this plugin it will hide the name of the author but not accompanying the text which is “by”.

To hide the accompanying text you have to do some customisation with your WordPress website. First of all, you have to visit your side articles then use inspect tool to get the exact location where the byline is calling.

Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

From the above image, you can observe that how you can find the exact path of by-line by using inspect tool in your browser. You just have to copy the class which is used to show by tag for an author and simply paste that class in the advanced options of show hide author plugin. In the following image, you can observe that how you can do this task.

Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

In all of this don’t forget to save the changes because if you don’t do that it will not affect on your post.

2 Remove author name from WordPress posts manually

This method required some technical information and programming grip. Because in this method you have to required to edit the theme files of WordPress which may contain PHP code along with CSS, HTML, and JS.

It will recommend it to create the backup of the theme which you are using before doing any kind of editing. Because if something gets wrong by changing the code you can undo that easily by replacing the backup file.

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Not every user of WordPress website has the same version of WordPress so that the author displaying code may vary person to person. First of all, you have to search for the code which is responsible for showing author name on all the WordPress posts and then after locating that code you just have to delete that code from the WordPress theme file.

You can start your search to find that quote from the below files.

  • single.php
  • content.php
  • archive.php
  • index.php

Some WordPress themes or so Complex that you can’t find the functionality from where author name call. For this, you may check functions.php file or template-tags.php file.

In most cases, Twenty Seventeen theme is the default theme of WordPress website which uses the function named as twentyseventeen_posted_on() for displaying the author name and the date of publishing of the article. On the note, this function is declared in template-tags.php file.

Now you have to remove the unnecessary code which is the cause of showing author name. From the above code, you can observe that where the author name is calling.

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In the following code, you can observe that we have successfully remove author name from WordPress posts by removing the code which is the cause of calling author name.

After removing the necessary code don’t forget to save the changes. After receiving the changes you can visit your website and check all the WordPress post to verify that author name is successfully removed or not.

3 Generic author name for publishing WordPress posts

By using this method you can’t remove the author name from WordPress posts instead of this you can use generic author name for publishing the post.

Basically, what we will do we will create a generic author name and used as the default author name for every author which publish the article. You have to change the author name before publishing each and every article and said that to the generic one.

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The best part of this method is that this method is Irreversible its mean whenever you want to reverse back this action you have to manually change the author of each and every post which is set to the generic one.

You have to add a new author with the generic name for your WordPress posts such as an editorialteam.

Next, you have to preview the users and click on the edit button of editorialteam user.

Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

After clicking the edit button you will come to the new screen which is the profile of the user. If you will slightly scroll down you will see nickname option where you can enter the name which you want to display on each and every post such as Editorial Team.

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After this, there is an option of “display name publicly as” having a drop down and you have to select the nickname as a value.

Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

Now you have to visit all post page and click on the screen options and sort all the pages which are published. In the following image, you can observe that.

Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

In the short, this technique will allow you to edit your all post at once and change the author name of all those posts in a moment.

You just have to select all the post and have to select edit under the bulk action then click apply. From the below image you can observe the whole scenario.

Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

After this you can view editing options, you just need to change the author name to the generic one which is the editorial team and then update the information.

Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

After doing all of this process author name for all WordPress posts automatically get the change to the generic one which we have set as an editorial team. Sometimes this method becomes the cause of resources overload in hosting or it may take a longer time to process according to the speed of the server which you are using.

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In this article, we have learned three methods to remove author name from WordPress posts. We hope that this is informative for you to learning the techniques to remove author name from WordPress posts. If you have any kind of question regarding this problem you are warmly welcome. Don’t forget to subscribe a YouTube channel for Urdu Hindi tutorials.

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