[Resolved] Author, reviewer, last updated information for Pages

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  • #1618156
    Neil

    Hi

    I’d like to have a line at the top of certain Pages (not Posts) with

    • a mini avatar of the person who wrote the article
    • the name of the author (“Written by”) which links to their page
    • the name of the reviewer if applicable (“and reviewed by”) which links to their page and
    • the last update date (“Last updated”).

    I’d be happy to add this information manually (no need for automatic generation of dates/authors etc.).

    It would need to be done in such a way that it does not impact on performance (page load speed) and so that this information does not show as the main body text in Google search results or on social media posts.

    What is the best way of going about this? Is there a plugin you would recommend, do I need to get a developer, or is there some other way I can do this myself? I’m using GP Premium, GenerateBlocks and Yoast Premium, if that makes any difference.

    #1618667
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    updating the entry meta to include an Avatar, date etc is quite simple, there are examples here:

    https://docs.generatepress.com/article/entry-meta-style/

    But how is the Reviewer attached to the post? Are you using a plugin to set the reviewer ?

    #1619167
    Neil

    Hi David,

    the site contains pages which have been written by various authors, usually people with lived experience of health conditions (who are not “authors” in the sense that they have a WordPress author profile, but just writers). Because some of the pages contain health-related information, we then had experts review the pages where E-A-T may be relevant. Again, they don’t have author profiles in WordPress. Instead, we’ve written a page for each expert with information about them.

    Some pages only have one author, and others have both an author/writer and a person who has reviewed the article.

    So I’m not sure how to best go about this? (there are a couple of examples in the private information section which may help explain things)

    #1619295
    Ying
    Customer Support

    Hi Neil,

    If you are willing to manually add this info into a page, you could use Generateblocks to create a Grid structure like this:
    https://www.screencast.com/t/aOhFCubefg

    1. Set the 1st container width to 15%, 2nd container width to 85%. (you can set different width for mobile/tablet)

    2. You can add the avatar image in the 1st container, add text in Headline blocks. You can define the text as heading/ paragraph/ div.
    https://www.screencast.com/t/h5RAIre41

    3. Once you have it built, you could also save it as a reusable block, it will come in handy in the future. Once you added the reusable block, you can convert it to regular block to edit the text/ image.
    https://www.screencast.com/t/FQpmqZeuHbr
    https://www.screencast.com/t/JZhpyJkW0Ib

    Let me know if it helps πŸ™‚

    #1621411
    Neil

    Hi Ying,

    Yes, that works – setting the headline style to div gets around the problem of the author info showing as the main body text, so thank you very much!

    There’s only one problem – when I save it as a reusable block and then insert it into another page, nothing happens when I click on “Convert to regular blocks” – so I can’t edit the text. It did work once or twice but then it stopped working. I’ve seen some threads here with a similar problem, but I’m not quite sure what’s causing this?

    Many thanks for your help!

    #1621817
    Ying
    Customer Support

    Hi Neil,

    Good you figured it out.
    Yes, I’ve experiencing the same for the reusable blocks, it is a WP feature, we can’t do anything about it. I hope WP will notice this problem and fix it in the near future.

    #1622035
    Neil

    Let’s hope so – fingers crossed! Many thanks again for all your help.

    #1623937
    Ying
    Customer Support

    No problem πŸ™‚

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