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Julien Mamalian

After an exciting 5 years of designing and optimizing Shopify sites for well-known French startups, I launched Bloggle.

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How To Remove Author From Your Shopify Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide [2024]

Published on Dec 19, 2023

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Updated on Feb 16, 2024

Introduction

Managing multiple tasks is necessary when operating a Shopify store on a leading e-commerce platform. You refine your email marketing, concentrate on building relationships with customers, show them the best products and streamline the checkout process. However, have you given any thought to the importance of your blog posts and your homepage? Beyond just giving credit where credit is due, adding a Shopify blog author is essential for building authority and trust in Google's eyes. Google views content that has a name attached to it as more credible, which affects not only the ranking of your blog but also the optimization of your entire website. But what if you want to delete the author’s name from your Shopify blog? In this article, we shall talk about how to do it in a step-by-step manner.

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Why you might want to remove an author from your Shopify blog

By default, most blogs come with a byline, which tells the reader who has written the blog post. It humanizes the brand. But if a blog is co-authored by multiple authors, it might not be elegant to include each and every author's name in the byline. Or you may be working with external freelance content writers or guest bloggers who contribute sporadically or on a one-off basis. You might want to remove the author’s name in this case to keep the voice consistent and maintain familiarity with the readers.

A step-by-step tutorial on how to remove author from Shopify blog

Step 1: 

From your Shopify admin, go to ‘Online Store > Themes’

Step 2

Locate the theme you want to remove the author from, click on the 3-dots menu, and select ‘Edit Code’ from the drop down menu.

Step 3: 

In the Templates folder, click on ‘blog.liquid’. It’ll open the liquid file.

Step 4:

Search for the following tag in the theme editor using ‘Ctrl + F’ (Windows) or ‘Cmd + F’ (Mac) - {{ article.author }} and delete it. Hit Save when done with the theme code.

Note: For Simple and Supply Shopify themes, the author and date attributes share the same HTML/CSS tag. Search for the following tag and delete it - {{ 'blogs.article.author_on_date_html' | t: author: author, date: date }}

If you want to keep the date but remove the author, replace the above HTML code with {{ date }} 

Limitations of Shopify and the Solution

Though Shopify is a powerful platform, it's not without its restrictions, especially when it comes to managing blog authors. As you saw, removing authors is cumbersome. Shopify doesn't offer a simple way to remove authors from individual blog posts without deleting them from the database entirely. This makes it difficult to manage guest authors or one-off contributions.

Solution: Bloggle

Enter Bloggle, a Shopify app designed to address these limitations. With Bloggle and other plugins, you can add unlimited authors, easily remove or replace them on individual posts, and even feature guest authors without adding them to your staff accounts. You can also keep the author anonymous by adding a new author called ‘Anonymous’ without modifying the entire database.

Conclusion

Managing your Shopify blog might appear overwhelming at first glance, but rest assured, it's entirely within your grasp. The act of removing an author is cumbersome with Shopify’s native functionality, but you have a great workaround in Bloggle. We hope that the above guide on how to remove author from Shopify blog is useful and has given you clarity on what is not a straightforward process at all.

FAQs

Can I import redirects through a CSV file with full URLs? Similarly, can I delete selected redirects in bulk?

Yes, absolutely. All you have to do is click import. You can find the tutorial here.

Julien Mamalia

CEO, Bloggle

After an exciting 5 years of designing and optimizing Shopify sites for well-known French startups, I launched Bloggle. Our mission? To assist merchants worldwide in crafting compelling articles that rank high in SEO and truly engage their audience. In just 3 years, over 2,000 clients have trusted us, publishing more than 55,000 articles through Bloggle. Thanks to them, I’ve learned the keys to success and the pitfalls to avoid

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