The byline displays additional information about your article. Bylines only appear on Posts, not Pages.
You can control all of the default elements of your byline. They are:
- Date published
- Number of Responses or Comments
- Edit article link (logged in users with permission)
To toggle these items on and off, go to Dashboard => Appearance => Volatyl Options => Content (tab) => Post Settings => Display Post Byline Elements.
The date format can be controlled by going to Dashboard => Settings => General => Date Format.
Responses and Comments
By default, WordPress counts comments, pingbacks, and trackbacks all as comments. They are all listed together in chronological order and the total number is what WordPress considers your comment count.
However, since most Earthlings don’t like that, Volatyl separates comments from pings.
Let’s say, for example, your article has 15 comments and 5 pings (pingbacks and trackbacks). To WordPress, that means you have 20 comments.
In this situation, Volatyl will call these “Responses” instead of comments.
On your blog home, search results, and any other lists that display your article bylines without being on the actual article page, your byline will read “20 Responses.”
When you click into the article, the byline will stay the same. However, your comments area will have a title that says “15 Comments.” Beneath your comments, your pings area will have a title that says “5 Pings.”
If you choose to remove pings from your articles, everything changes.
By default, your comment (response) count of 20 would not change at all. That is also unacceptable. Instead, 5 is subtracted from 20 and every instance of the word “Response(s)” is changed to “Comment(s).”
Your byline will now read “15 Comments.”
This is a simple link that shows up last in the first row of your byline. It can only be seen by logged in users who have permission to edit that article.
If your post has categories and they are displayed, they will show on the second line of your byline. Each category will be separated by a comma and linked to its corresponding category page.
If the first-row byline items are turned off, the category listing will move up to directly beneath the article title.
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