Sites that may have content authored from various individuals can be accommodated by using data files.
To attribute an author to a post or page that is different from the site author specified in
Step 1. Create
_data/authors.yml and add authors using the following format. Anything variables found under
_config.yml can be used (e.g.
uri, social media profiles, etc.).
# /_data/authors.yml Billy Rick: name: "Billy Rick" uri: "http://thewhip.com" email: "email@example.com" bio: "What do you want, jewels? I am a very extravagant man." avatar: "bio-photo-2.jpg" twitter: "extravagantman" Cornelius Fiddlebone: name: "Cornelius Fiddlebone" email: "firstname.lastname@example.org" bio: "I ordered what?" avatar: "bio-photo.jpg" twitter: "rhymeswithsackit"
Step 2. Assign one of the authors in
authors.yml to a post or page you wish to override the
Example: To assign
Billy Rick as an author for a post the following YAML Front Matter would be applied:
author: Billy Rick