If you have connected your Blogger profile with Google plus profile and want to show different author name without changing Google plus profile name, then this tutorial is for you.

Google plus profile has one disadvantage, we cannot change our name more often. They limits the name changing as three per two years(as of this post publication time). But we can change the author name by a simple hack.
Blogger uses <data:post.author/> to put your name on template. If we edit this tag and put our own, name can be changed.

How to change the author name

  • First go to Template > Edit HTML – Click on Expand Widget Templates
  • Press Ctrl+F and search for <data:post.author/> and replace it with your desired name.
  • Repeat above step, replace with every instance. Save the template.
Blogger author name change
Replace every instance

You are done. Now reload and check your result.


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