Tuesday, January 1, 2013

How to Change Blogger Post Author Name Without Changing Google Profile Display Name

Under each post on Blogger (, the author name of the post is display as Posted by 'Author Name'. For example on my posts,  it's showing as

1. From the blog Dashboard, go to Template -> Edit HTML-> Proceed -> put a check mark in front of the the "Expand Widget Templates" option (details: same as the first 3 steps in this post)

2. On your keyboard press the "Ctrl" and "F" keys at the same time to bring up the search box.

3. In the search-box, type in <> then search.  The first <> will be highlighted. Replace it with the author name you want to use.For example, I replace it with my author name BJ.

Once replaced, search for next, replace again, until there's no more <> come up in the search result.

Note: in the Blogger template, there are 4 or more <>, just replace all of them with the author name you want to use.

4. Save the template. You done !


There's are 2 ways to change the author display name for Blogger blog, one is edit the Google profile, as mentioned in Blogger


  1. Thanks a lot for this article!

  2. Such as great post. Its also work for me.
    Hope visit again

  3. It half worked for me, it took my name off as being the author but didn't replace it with what I typed in there, I did it like this
    itemprop='name'><data:post.delenair/ Don't know if that's 100% right, I'm not to good with code.

    1. instead of data:post.delenair/ it should just be itemprop='name'>Delenair
      Delete the whole data:post section with the opening and closing <>

    2. Nice post. @David you have to delete and then replace with delenair, so what you should see is itemprop='name'>delenair< . Hope you got that.

  4. Thank you very much! This really helped me!
    Just what i was looking for.

  5. This was really helpful! However, somehow along the way I must have messed something up? No author name at all appears on my "pages." It does show up on posts, though. Do you know why?

  6. work for me... thanks... this is good, have a privacy...

  7. Thank you! This is the only site that had what I needed. The others didn't work.