How to Hide Author name in Thesis WordPress

by Taswir Haider in Wordpress

Sometimes you might be looking to hide your author name in WordPress, specially when you are using Thesis it is quite easy to do that. Those who are familiar with WordPress might be familiar with Thesis which is the most powerful framework for creating any WordPress theme. If you are not using Thesis still, you can read a review here.

Hide Author Name in Thesis Theme from Byline

This tutorial is based on Thesis 1.8.5.

  1. First login to your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Go to Thesis > Design Options and visit the “Bylines” tab.
  3. Uncheck the option “show author name in post byline”.
  4. Click the save button and you’re done!
  5. Refresh the page and you’ll see the Author name is not showing anymore.

To show author name again, check the option “show author name in post byline”.

How to Move Post Categories to first line in Post Byline

By default the post categories are shown in second line of Byline. But it is better if you show it on first line instead of showing it in second line, so that you can omit the unnecessary second line.

This is simple. Just add the following line of code into custom_functions.php. Make sure to backup the file before editing.

function add_to_byline() {
if (!is_page())
echo ‘ in <span>’ . get_the_category_list(‘,’) . ‘</span>’;

add_action(‘thesis_hook_byline_item’, ‘add_to_byline’, ’99’);

After adding the code, refresh the post and you’ll see the category name has moved to first line.

How to style Author Name in post byline

You can change the color of Author Name in Post byline easily. Just add the following line of code into custom.css. Replace the color code with your favorite one.

/* Unlinked author name */
.custom {
color: #888888;
/* Linked author name */
.custom a {
color: #888888;

If you stuck anywhere, just let me know through comments. Wish your success!

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