If you don’t see your guest author archives, after activating the plugin, don’t forget to follow the steps in The Getting Started Checklist.

Ideally your archives should look just like your Author archives. If not, you may need to create a custom template. Usually this can be resolved by creating a child theme.

The Guest Author Name plugin looks for archives in the following order.

archive-guest-author-id.php – can be used for a specific guest author. Replace id with the guest author id.

archive-guest-author.php

guest-author.php

author.php

archive.php

index.php

Lastly, the plugin may load it’s own placeholder template:
guest-author-name/templates/archive-guest-author.php. This archive will not be styled to your theme and may look unattractive. No worries, it’s there as an example.

It’s possible that your theme handles archives differently. In most cases, creating a child theme and copying the file author.php (if it exists) or index.php to archive-guest-author.php will do the trick. Many premium themes come with child themes already. If you do not have a child theme, we suggest the child theme configurator. You will need file manager or ftp access to make a copy of the correct archive file.

Still having issues? Your theme developer should be able to help you with your custom archive if it isn’t working, and you can always Get Support

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