I was able to turn off the author in the settings, but that also has a problem. When you turn off the author…it still says “By”, but no name shows up. You may want the developers to look at this as well. as I believe turning off the author should remove the “By” as well.
Since I already have a child theme, I am not sure how to combine two child files.
I will look it up, unless you wish to provide instruction.