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  • in reply to: Show post author? #4147

    Thank you, Pavel. That worked just fine.


    in reply to: Show post author? #4140

    ADDENDA. Theres is one thing that doesn’t seem to work after inserting your suggested code in content-big_latest.php,
    content-grid_2_cols.php and single.php.

    —On the front page, clicking on the author’s name doesn’t take you to the listing of that author’s posts. It is linked to the website’s root /.

    -On a single post, clicking on the author’s name reloads the page. It is linked to the same post displayed on the page.

    Kindly tell me if I’m doing something wrong. All previous plugin code was replaced by the line you suggested, and the plugin is deactivated.

    Thank you for your help.

    in reply to: Show post author? #4139

    Hello, Pavel

    Thank you for responding to my support ticket and for trying the plugin in a standard theme. I just tried the standard WP php line you suggested and it works.

    I still am clueless as to how to add multiple authors to Narrator. It makes sense for a magazine-style theme. If you do find a solution, would you kindly let me know?

    I wonder if updating the theme to let the user show or hide the author(s) on the editing panel is something that you would consider. I am sure many Narrator users would welcome the choice. The fact that it contains an ACF license would make it easy for you (I’m guessing here) to replace the standard WP author combo with a specific field for the authors of a post (with 2 to 4 field instances, for example).


    in reply to: Show post author? #4121

    Thank you so much, Anderson. I did try it with the true parameter at the end, but it still won’t show the author in the front page. I will keep trying, though, and I hope that Pavel can join this conversation. 🙂

    in reply to: Show post author? #4117

    Hi, Pavel

    Please advise on how to make the post author show on the front page of Narrator Theme (in the big post and the secondary posts). I cannot do it without your help as the theme creator. You might consider inserting the author a non-supported customisation, but it is a fairly reasonable petition (no design or layout or module-related issues involved).

    I’ve tried tweaking these two templates in the child editor theme…


    ..but the same single-line code that works perfectly with single.php (see above) does not render the byline in those two templates.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    пожалуйста, я прошу Вас.

    Thank you.

    in reply to: Show post author? #4105

    Hello again,

    I found a partial solution that works only with the single posts.

    I installed the PublishPress Authors plugin, because we needed to include several bylines in some articles. I followed their instructions here:

    Modify the Theme Output for Authors

    And I included this line of code in the single.php file:

    <?php do_action('pp_multiple_authors_show_author_box', false, 'inline'); ?>

    It now shows both authors in each post, in the typical byline area after the excerpt.

    I still don’t know how to make it work in the front page (in the big post and the secondary posts that appear in the 2 col. o 3 col. grid). That is, I don’t know in which other templates/files I should include the <?php do_action('pp_multiple_authors_show_author_box', false, 'inline'); ?> code, as I did in the single.php template.

    Please help. 🙂


    in reply to: Show post author? #4104


    I am sorry for the confusion. I wrote a lengthy message followed by the follow-up above, but somehow the first post didn’t get published.

    First of all, thank you for creating Narrator. It has a superb design and you can tell you have put tons of work and love into it.

    A friend of mine asked me to set up a WP blog for him and I suggested he buy Narrator at ThemeForest. He did and I am now installing it and trying to configure it. I hadn’t noticed the absence of a byline field, so it’s up to me to do it for him.

    I have read the author-related posts on this forum, but I’m a newbie with PHP and I’m a bit confused.


    I’m using a Narrator child theme created with the most plugin Child Theme Configurator by Lilaea Media. As with every child theme, a small functions.php file is created which only includes the necessary enqueue functions to incorporate custom css styling.

    So, I don’t know if I should edit the parent theme functions.php or the child theme functions.php when adding the code you suggested to prepend the author’s byline.

    Also, your code seemes to add a filter for both post_thumbnail and the newly created prepend_post_author_name:

    add_filter('post_thumbnail_html', 'mauer_prepend_post_author_name', 1, 5);

    I have looked at Narrator’s functions.php and I don’t know where to put the snippet exactly. The closest I find is this:

    if (!function_exists('mauer_narrator_width_attribute_removal')) :
    	// This does not work for the already existing images.
    	// A CSS solution has been implemented. This code is left here for the old browsers.
    	function mauer_narrator_width_attribute_removal( $html ) {
    		 $html = preg_replace( '/(width|height)="\d*"\s/', "", $html );
    		 return $html;
    add_filter('post_thumbnail_html', 'mauer_narrator_width_attribute_removal', 100);
    add_filter('image_send_to_editor', 'mauer_narrator_width_attribute_removal', 100);

    And it leaves me very confused, because there is already a line with the add_filter(‘post_thumbnail_html’, string. Do I have to replace or add your code?

    Please excuse my ignorance. I’m rather desperate. :_(

    Thank you in advance for your time and help.

    Very best,

    in reply to: Show post author? #4101

    Sorry, I forgot to add this: adapting your theme from an actual customer who purchase the theme at ThemeForest (it’s the theme I suggested he bought, but I’m doing the installation/config). Can provide details via e-mail.

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