Layout: Author Override

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Sites that may have content authored from various individuals can be accommodated by using data files.

To attribute an author to a post or page that is different from the site author specified in _config.yml:

Step 1. Create _data/authors.yml and add authors using the following format. Anything variables found under author in _config.yml can be used (e.g. name, avatar, uri, social media profiles, etc.).

# /_data/authors.yml

Billy Rick:
  name: "Billy Rick"
  uri: "http://thewhip.com"
  email: "billy@rick.com"
  bio: "What do you want, jewels? I am a very extravagant man."
  avatar: "bio-photo-2.jpg"
  twitter: "extravagantman"

Cornelius Fiddlebone:
  name: "Cornelius Fiddlebone"
  email: "cornelius@thewhip.com"
  bio: "I ordered what?"
  avatar: "bio-photo.jpg"
  twitter: "rhymeswithsackit"

Step 2. Assign one of the authors in authors.yml to a post or page you wish to override the site.author with.

Example: To assign Billy Rick as an author for a post the following YAML Front Matter would be applied:

author: Billy Rick

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