This tutorial is applicable for any StudioPress themes, but when I did this, I was using the Eleven-40 Pro Genesis child theme and doing some modifications especially in the theme’s posts appearance since I don’t want the author name to be included in my posts. The default configuration of the Genesis theme includes the date, the author, and the comments, and an option to edit post (if you view your post as an admin) as seen in the image below:
And what I want to do is to remove the author, and the option to edit the posts, as you can see in the image below:
Luckily, I am not the only one who wants it that way, and what’s wonderful about this is the Studiopress knowledge base has a nice tutorial on how to do this, and actually, the Studiopress support team is so helpful about it because they managed to provide two methods to do this trick without messing with the Genesis Framework Theme – first is thru the function.php, and the other is thru the Genesis Simple Edits Plugin, with each method elaborated below
Method 1: Editing Functions.php
If there is one good reason in using the Genesis Themes, it is the ability to use child themes which gives the user the flexibility to modify the theme’s appearance without messing around with the parent theme and as for the case of Studiopress, the parent theme is the Genesis Framework, and this is really important because with Genesis Framework, if a new update becomes available, all the customization and efforts you made with the parent theme will be lost once you update the theme to the latest version, and you don’t want that to happen because it’s too much hassle unless you’re OK with it, so instead, what you want to do is to gain some php and css skills, which if you want to learn is readily available in the internet, and all you need to do is search.
What I learned from the knowledge base is that you just need to add some filters to the functions.php file, and in order to access it, in your WordPress admin page, you need to go the Appearance > Editor then go to the functions.php
In the editor, just add the following snippet of code at the functions.php
And once you have done that, just click update, visit your website, go to one of your posts and voila! No more author in the post!
Method 2: Simple Edits Plugin
If you’re too damn lazy and don’t want to learn any php and css skills but you still want to remove the author in your posts, then you don’t have to worry because there is another way, and this method is much much easier compared to editing the functions.php file. All you need to do is to install the Genesis Simple Edits plugin, and once you have already installed it, just go to the Simple Edits dashboard and on the Entry Meta (above content), modify the line below:
After that, just hit “Save Settings” and you’re all set!
Also, I just want to remind you that if you already have the Simple Edits plugin installed, the first method will not work, which is what actually happened to me, as I didn’t remember that I have already installed the plugin, then tried to edit the functions.php with no success and it was so frustrating because I thought I am doing something wrong, or the code is a fluke and does not work, and I was already at my wits end and it’s not cool. But anyway, at least in the end I was still able to make it work out, and that’s what matter the most
And that’s it! Why not try these out and see for yourself. Let me know your experiences by sharing it in the comments section below