If you are using custom Blogger templates and recently switched to Google plus profile, didn’t notice your Author link is pointing to old Blogger profile link?. Here is the hack to point your Google plus profile URL.

Google profile and blogger profile

If you are using the Blogger profile as your default profile, you can switch to Google plus profile. Blogger custom template users still need some edits in their template to point out to Google plus profile link after connecting Blogger profile with Google plus profile. Default Blogger templates already have this hack.
You can check this by copying(not clicking, it will redirect to Google plus profile. so you can’t understand) link location of Author name (on section posted by author name) . If it shows http://www.blogger.com/profile/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, then you need this hack and if it shows your Google plus profile, you don’t need this hack.

Blogger post author
Check your author name link

Advantages of using Google profile link

How to do this hack

    • Go to Template > Edit HTML – Click on Expand Widget Templates
    • Press Ctrl+F and find <span class='post-author vcard'>
    • Delete following lines of code just after the above code
<b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
          <data:top.authorLabel/>
          <span class='fn'><data:post.author/></span>
</b:if>
    • Add following lines of code after just after <span class='post-author vcard'>
<b:if cond='data:top.showAuthor'>
          <data:top.authorLabel/>
            <b:if cond='data:post.authorProfileUrl'>
              <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'>
                <meta expr:content='data:post.authorProfileUrl' itemprop='url'/>
                <a expr:href='data:post.authorProfileUrl' rel='author' title='author profile'>
                <span itemprop='name'><data:post.author/></span>
              </a>
            </span>
          <b:else/>
            <span class='fn' itemprop='author' itemscope='itemscope' itemtype='http://schema.org/Person'>
              <span itemprop='name'><data:post.author/></span>
            </span>
          </b:if>
      </b:if>
  • Save the template. You are done

If you have any problem with configuring this, let me know in comments..


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