Change Author Name without Changing Google Plus Name in Blogger

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Today XpertShout will share how to change author name in blogger without changing google plus profile name. Many blogger wants to name google plus profile on their website name in blogger. But with default themes and many other themes, author name written in posts is linked with google plus profile.

Change Author Name without Changing Google Plus Name
So they can't named google plus profile name on their website name. That's why they named google plus profiles on their own name instead of website name as it shows in posts.

Change Author Name in Blogger

Google plus profile has one disadvantage, we cannot change our name more often. They limits the name changing as three per two years(as of this post publication time). But we can change the author name by a simple hack.

Blogger uses <data:post.author/> to put your name on template. If we edit this tag and put our own, name can be changed.

Change Author Name without Changing Google Plus Name

  • Go to Blogger Dashboard.
  • Open Themes in left vertical navigation.
  • Select HTML Editor.
  • Now search for <data:post.author/>.
  • Replace all <data:post.author/> with your name or author name.

  • Congrats! You have successfully change author name without changing Google Plus name.

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