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How can I change the author name on the frontend to be the sitename instead without modifying theme?

I am basically looking for something that I can package as plugin on my site that will no longer show the authors name whatsoever on the posts or pages on the frontend.

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You could modify it through the the_author filter:

/**
 * Set the author name as the site title.
 */

! is_admin() && add_filter( 'the_author', 
    function( $author )
    {
        return get_bloginfo( 'name' ); 
    }
);

where we change the author name to the site name on the frontend with the help of the get_bloginfo() function.

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