If you are a beginner user, you might find the Simple Edits plugin helpful as it presents an easier method of customizing the post meta.
The snippets below may be used to customize the Post Meta in XHTML themes. If you are using a HTML5 (Pro) theme, use the Entry Footer customization snippets.
Below is the code to customize the post meta on your site:
Below is the code to remove the post meta on your site:
Below is sample CSS to customize the post meta on your site:
For a list of shortcodes and attributes, check out the Shortcode Reference page.