This plugin adds a line below your bio box on your author archive page: “Follow this author on Google Plus.” It includes a rel=”me” tag in the link, so that if you link back to the author page from your Google Plus about page, Google will associate your blog posts with your Google profile.
This plugin will work for a multi-author blog, and will only output the link for those authors who have included a Google Plus link in his or her profile in the admin dashboard.
- Download the zip file.
- Upload the zip file to your plugin directory, and then activate the plugin. You can find the plugin directory at YOURDOMAIN.COM/wp-admin/plugin-install.php?tab=upload
- Go to your profile at YOURDOMAIN.COM/wp-admin/profile.php
- Scroll down to the Google Profile URL field and enter your Google Plus profile URL (it should end in /about).
- Go to “Genesis User Settings” on the same page and make sure you’ve checked “Enable Author Box on this User’s Archives?” and that you’ve entered something in your Biographical Info box.
Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for any effect this plugin has on your blog; use it at your own risk. I have only tested this on Lifestyle and Prose child themes.
I’m sure you can style this better by going into the PHP file. If you have any nice solutions, please leave me a comment.
Inspiration: Much of this code is borrowed from Yoast.