PageLines GooglePlus Authorship

Summary

PageLines theme provides the Post Author component in the Drag & Drop page component section.  However my thought was to make simple and elegant look for my blog.  Then I took advantage of PageLines post metabar customization and I have successfully implemented it using WordPress ShortCode concept on PageLines GooglePlus Authorship.

It’s simple look of Author Name in the metabar as well as it clearly conveys to Google this Article Authorship belongs to me.

You can see it on my blog:

myjeeva.com: Post Metabar GooglePlus Authorship

myjeeva.com: Post Metabar GooglePlus Authorship

Google Webmaster Rich-snippet Testing Tool Screenshot:

Google Webmaster: Rich Snippets Testing Tool for this Article

Google Webmaster: Rich Snippets Testing Tool for this Article

HTML string from firebug Inspect Element view:

Post Metabar - Firebug Inspect Element view of HTML

Post Metabar – Firebug Inspect Element view of HTML

Let’s move on to customization – ‘How to do?:)


How to do – Just Four Steps

Step 1:

Preparing your PageLines theme for customization.  It can be achieved in two ways:

I’m using PageLines Customize Plugin for my blog.  Would you like to know what is Child Theme?
PageLines Team created a video that explains ‘how to install the PageLines Customize Plugin & demonstrates a couple different ways to open functions.php and style.css’.

Step 2:

Add the below code snippet into functions.php, purpose of below function is to retrieve GooglePlus Author Profile URL from WordPress User profile/metadata.

Step 3:

Configure Full Width Post Metabar‘ with newly created ShortCode ‘[mysite_post_author_googleplus]‘ in your PageLines theme site options.  Go to PageLines >> Site Options >> Blog and Posts look for Configure Full Width Post Metabar

Configure Full Width Post Metabar with ShortCode

Configure Full Width Post Metabar with ShortCode

 Note: By the way, if your using PageLines Framework Lite Version; Full width Post Metabar is available for you!

Step 4:

Last thing, don’t forget to mention GooglePlus profile URL in your WordPress user profile.

Login into WordPress >> Users >> Your Profile >> Google+ Text box

WordPress User Profile: Google+ Profile URL Text box

WordPress User Profile: Google+ Profile URL Text box


PageLines GooglePlus Authorship Complete

Wow, you have successfully implemented PageLines GooglePlus Authorship in simple look & feel in post metabar.

By the way, would you like to do PageLines Theme Customization or WordPress Customization; you can reach me [email protected]