I've helped my school making its website, but a friend of mine who made it with me, somehow set himself as the 'owner' so whenever I link the website the Google Preview lists an image and a written saying 'by ...' how do I find that name and replace it?

I want to replace it with my teacher's, thanks.

  • Isn't it easier to ask your friend what he did?
    – johanpw
    Sep 11, 2015 at 21:11
  • He's not so Smart on these things.. He probably neither will remember what he did..
    – FET
    Sep 11, 2015 at 21:13
  • Is there any Meta data I can edit somewhere? Don't know
    – FET
    Sep 11, 2015 at 21:14
  • Start by looking at the source code of your website (Ctrl-U or F12), and search for the text you mention.
    – johanpw
    Sep 11, 2015 at 22:15
  • Please provide a link to the website.
    – TryHarder
    Sep 11, 2015 at 23:51

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To change the author name globally, go to your administrator page, open Users -> User Manager then find your friend's name using the search field. Simply change it to your teacher name, if you found it.

To change the author name indiviually, manually, go to Content -> Manage. Find the article you want to change, then in the Publishing tab, enter your teacher name in the Author field.

Please note that any changes you made, will take some time for Google to fix it, at least until they re-crawl your pages.

  • Oh, well, the problem persists, because when I share the Website itself, not an article, it always displays that name
    – FET
    Sep 12, 2015 at 9:29
  • I mean, in the homepage there are 2 articles made by me, but the name is always of the other guy, not the teacher's @webchun
    – FET
    Sep 12, 2015 at 9:30
  • what is the name of this guy and how did you share the page?
    – webchun
    Sep 12, 2015 at 9:36
  • Its Riccardo and I simply scared it ad a link in FB
    – FET
    Sep 12, 2015 at 9:44
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    btw, it's probably your browser. Try to clear all of your browser caches and try to share your website again on facebook
    – webchun
    Sep 12, 2015 at 9:59

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