Most bloggers by now will have heard about claiming authorship for their posts. Possibly many will be wondering how to do this with their WordPress.com blog. The instructions for using the attributes rel=”author” and rel=”me” posted on Google are possibly a bit confusing for bloggers without some HTML background – in fact without some minor changes the markup will not verify!. This article seeks to provide an easy to use solution for bloggers using the WordPress.com platform.
It’s too bad there isn’t a better exchange of knowledge within the WordPress.com community. We Volunteers answering support forum questions weren’t aware of How to resolve missing required fields for Google Authorship? when it was introduced and it took months for it to trickle down to us.
WordPress.com Changes Bylines for Authors - scroll down to Work-around for single Author bloggers who do wish to have a byline display on their posts.