Recently Google rolled up with many features on its search results and one of the most attractive thing is show is author profile pix in the its search results. There are a lot of tutorials on the web which helps to to display the profile image for a single author blog. In this article I am going to show you how to display the Google profile images for multi authored wordpress blogs.
If you see Mashable search results there you can find the Google plus profile pictures of the authors which really looks professional. Many of you may having multi authored blogs and you too want to show your blog results professional.
In order to implement this feature in your wordpress blog you need to install a plugin called Allow REL= and HTML in Author Bios this helps to enable REL= option in your wordpress blog by default wordpress wont allow to use REL= function in order to enable this you need to install this plugin and activate it.
Step by step to guide to enable Multi AuthorShip
1. First you have to ask your authors to place your blog link in his/her Google profile. It is preferred to place + in front of their name “ex: +Manendra” followed by your blog link.
2. No go to your author box which is located at the users profile i.e, “ Users>All Users> select the author name > Contact info” now a new box will be shown in your contact info section which is asking Google profile URL
3. Now you have to enable “rel=author me” you can place this in the author box as shown in the below image
I recommend you to use rel=”author me” rather than using rel=”author” because wordpress creates a different pages for each user if you use rel=”author” it may create problem.
Repeat this same process for each and every other in your blog or else ask them to add this tag to their author bio box.
I already recommended to use + before or after of the anchor tag. not only me even Google recommends the same…
That’s it you are done. Once you were done with this you can test in by going to Google’s Rich Snippets Testing Tool, to see the preview how it is going to be displayed on Google’s search results. It should look similar to the below image.
If you don’t find the your image like the above please go through the process again and follow the steps care fully.
If you integrate Google multi authorship in wordpress Blog share your experience with us and if you fail to show your image please feel free to as me the questions in the below comment section.