Moving author name above post title in Genesis HTML5 themes only two lines to be added on functions.Php file. Here is how to get author name above post title. We usually have absolutely no support for Paid Themes. This article is published on request from a regular after failure for few times. Apart from the coding, we have explained why moving author name above post title is important.
Moving author name above post title : Why it is Important
Moving author name above post title in Genesis HTML5 themes or any theme is important. The title of your post is one of the determining factor whether people will read your post or not. We usually have an Ad unit below the Post Title – This is for maintaining the F pattern described by Google. If the Author name is prominently seen above the Title, it establishes the clear image of the content writer. Usually the News type of websites avoid it. Secondly, having lot of hyperlinked text just above the Ad Unit can create confusion. You can take few strategies :
- Mentioning only the Author’s name above Post Title
- Mentioning Author’s name plus Date of Publication above Post Title
- Mentioning only the Author’s name above Post Title and Remaining things below the Post Content
- Mentioning only the Author’s name above Post Title and Others below the Post Title
So far, Genesis is concerned, there are two important Plugins – Genesis Simple Hooks and Genesis Simple Edits. You can use these Plugins to modify the appearance in easy way, however, moving author name above post title in Genesis HTML5 themes will require the below mentioned steps. We have not tested on non-HTML5 old themes, on non-HTML5, they should work too.
Moving Author Name Above Post Title in Genesis
Go to your FTP Client (FileZilla, WinSCP and there are lot of such FTP clients), go to wp-content > Themes > Current Child Theme named directory. You sill see a file named
functions.php. DO NOT try to edit from WordPress administration panel. Technically you can edit from Appearance > Editor from WordPress administration panel, but there is chance to face various errors. Open the file by double click and add these two lines before the PHP closes :
remove_action( 'genesis_entry_header', 'genesis_post_info', 12);
add_action( 'genesis_entry_header', 'genesis_post_info', 9 );
There is no need to flush the cache while you are logged in, the changes will show up immediately. If you are new, first take a backup (i.e. copy that file to your computer) before doing any experiment.