Post Author Name

Whenever you create a new post in WordPress, it is automatically assigned an author name.  This can be helpful for readers on your site, especially if there are multiple users on your site who are creating and publishing content.  Or if you are wanting to integrate Google Authorship functionality.

Post Author Display

ProPhoto offers a number of different ways to display the author name (and Gravatar image, if desired) on your site, which are discussed in the tutorials linked at the bottom of this tutorial.

By default, WordPress automatically assigns the author name of any post you create to the “Username” that you use to login to your account.  Well, what if you don’t want your author name to be your Username?  No worries, you can easily change your author name to be whatever you’d like.

To do so, go to “Users” > “Your profile” and in the “Name” section, complete the “First Name,” “Last Name,” and “Nickname” fields.  (By default, the “Nickname” field is automatically assigned the same name as your “Username”, but you can certainly change it.)  Once you have completed those fields, go to the “Display name publicly as” dropdown and choose from the list, which will include the:

  • Username
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • First and Last Name
  • Last and First Name
  • Nickname

Post Author Name Selection

Whatever name you select here will be the name displayed/used as the post author name.  Click the “Update Profile” button and the change will be saved.


Whenever you create a new post in WordPress, it is automatically assigned an author name.  This can be helpful for readers on your site, especially if there are multiple users on your site who are creating and publishing content.  Or if you are wanting to integrate Google Authorship functionality.

Post Author Display

ProPhoto offers one option to display the author name on your site, which is discussed in the tutorial linked at the bottom of this tutorial.

By default, WordPress automatically assigns the author name of any post you create to the “Username” that you use to login to your account.  Well, what if you don’t want your author name to be your Username?  No worries, you can easily change your author name to be whatever you’d like.

To do so, go to “Users” > “Your profile” and in the “Name” section, complete the “First Name,” “Last Name,” and “Nickname” fields.  (By default, the “Nickname” field is automatically assigned the same name as your “Username”, but you can certainly change it.)  Once you have completed those fields, go to the “Display name publicly as” dropdown and choose from the list, which will include the:

  • Username
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • First and Last Name
  • Last and First Name
  • Nickname

Post Author Name Selection

Whatever name you select here will be the name displayed/used as the post author name.  Click the “Update Profile” button and the change will be saved.


Whenever you create a new post in WordPress, it is automatically assigned an author name.  This can be helpful for readers on your site, especially if there are multiple users on your site who are creating and publishing content.  Or if you are wanting to integrate Google Authorship functionality.

Post Author Display

ProPhoto offers one option to display the author name on your site, which is discussed in the tutorial linked at the bottom of this tutorial.

By default, WordPress automatically assigns the author name of any post you create to the “Username” that you use to login to your account.  Well, what if you don’t want your author name to be your Username?  No worries, you can easily change your author name to be whatever you’d like.

To do so, go to “Users” > “Your profile” and in the “Name” section, complete the “First Name,” “Last Name,” and “Nickname” fields.  (By default, the “Nickname” field is automatically assigned the same name as your “Username”, but you can certainly change it.)  Once you have completed those fields, go to the “Display name publicly as” dropdown and choose from the list, which will include the:

  • Username
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • First and Last Name
  • Last and First Name
  • Nickname

Post Author Name Selection

Whatever name you select here will be the name displayed/used as the post author name.  Click the “Update Profile” button and the change will be saved.

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