This metatag can be useful for letting google know that you are the author of a post which helps add your image next to the result in a SERP and can also (potentially) affect rankings.

#1278146: [META] Ensure all meta tags are supported doesn't mention author, but I feel like it should be included in the core package.

Luckily, y'all are brilliant so it is easy to add this.

Some background:
http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1408986
http://yoast.com/push-rel-author-head/

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#4 metatag-n1865228-4.patch610 bytesgreggles
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#3 metatag-n1865228-3.patch615 bytesDamienMcKenna
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#1 1865228_add_author_support.patch433 bytesgreggles
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Status:Needs review» Needs work

@greggles: Nice 'n simple, thanks. That said, it could use a better description.

Status:Needs work» Needs review
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@greggles: is this description ok?

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Slight change for grammar and to avoid the use of the escaping \ in the string. I think the \ in a string is frustrating to translators so I switched to using " to enclose the string which is just as performant in modern versions of PHP.

Status:Needs review» Fixed

Looks good. Committed! Thanks greggles.

I've just added a corresponding issue for Nodewords to add this new tag: #1866922: Add support for the rel=author meta tag

Status:Fixed» Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed -- issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.

Hi,

As this [very useful] patch works for the development release, I was just wondering if it will be ported to the next recommended release [7.x-1.0-beta5 or so].

Regards,

Gilles

@Gilles: The patch has already been committed, it's already in the dev version thus will be in the next release.

Looks great, but how should it be used when more people are authors on the site?

@DamienMcKenna: many thanks for the 7.x-1.0-beta5 release including the rel=author link meta tag!