In Drupal 6 the option to remove that text was located in the theme settings; where is it in Drupal 7?

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For the "basic page" type, it would be example.com/admin/structure/types/manage/page/edit. For the "article" type, it's example.com/admin/structure/types/manage/article/edit.

  • I don't know why this answer has been down-voted, but example.com/admin/structure/types/manage/article is the correct path for the "article" content type. The /edit part doesn't make any difference, as "Edit" is the default tab.
    – apaderno
    May 9, 2011 at 0:19
  • You are correct, /edit is the MENU_DEFAULT_LOCAL_TASK, so it is loaded even when omitted. May 9, 2011 at 3:53

You can find the option by editing the content type settings.

Structure > Content Types > Type Name

Click Edit

Then uncheck the Display author and date information. option in Display Settings.

  • Where is that in D7? the path is what is need.
    – J-Fiz
    May 8, 2011 at 10:43
  • This removes the tiny text which might be needed. This doesn't remove "Submitted by" Apr 20, 2013 at 20:41

Module Submitted By is a more fine-grained solution FWIW. Here is a quote about it (from the module's project page):

... lets you control the format of the "Submitted by" information on your content per content type. It adds a fieldset to your node edit form called Appearance that lets you put in a tokenized pattern for the text you want to display.

Depends on Token module. Note: This module does not create any data; rather it relies on other modules providing that data through Token.

You might find the Custom Tokens module useful for things that aren't already provided.


In case you want to hide the "Submitted by" text in code, which is rather more flexible than the node settings:

function my_theme_preprocess_node(&$variables) {
  if ($variables['submitted']) {
    $variables['submitted'] = t('!username on !datetime', array('!username' => $variables['name'], '!datetime' => $variables['date']));

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