What is authorship on Facebook? And how do you set authorship on a WordPress blog?
This is really simple to set up; all you do is add the Facebook author tag to your WordPress site, and it shows up automatically whenever anyone shares a link to your site.
How to add a Facebook author tag using the Yoast SEO Plugin:
Go to the SEO option in your sidebar, and select “Social” from the pop-up menu:
On the next screen, select the Facebook tab:
You need to tick the box “Add Open Graph Meta Data.” Save your changes and head to your Users Profile area:
Scroll down the page to Contact Info and add a link to your Facebook profile in the relevant box:
Hey presto – a link to your Facebook page now appears when you post a link to Facebook.
This can work really well on websites with multiple authors – because you can add Facebook profile URLs for each user, and then their details show up when a link is posted.
To see this in action, check out the links posted by BuzzFeed to Facebook – they have several different authors, and links contain author tags that will take you to their individual pages.
How to add a Facebook author tag directly in WordPress:
If you don’t have the Yoast SEO plugin, and you don’t want to install it, you can still add a Facebook author tag to your blog.
Add the following code to the head section of your blog:
Obviously, you would include your own Facebook links here.
Once you have done this, you should find that any link to your blog posted on Facebook will include a link to your Facebook page.