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[Resolved] Change the author of a post

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  • #45659
    Brian

    How do I change the author of a blog post? Here’s my example:
    http://www.aplithelp.com/fail-pre-writing-strategy/

    It was not written by me but by someone else. How do I give that person the proper attribute?

    #45708
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    By default, you can enable the “Author” metabox by editing your post, and clicking the “Screen Options” tab at the top right.

    Select the “Author” option, and it will reveal a metabox below that lets you choose from a list of authors.

    If this isn’t quite right, try a quick Google for “wordpress author plugin” – there must be quite a few options out there.

    Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

    #594529
    Christine

    I would also like to change the authors of my posts, as we are a literary blog with many contributors. What’s the best way to do this in 2018?

    Thanks!

    #594798
    Tom
    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    The answer above should still be valid 🙂

    #598496
    Christine

    I don’t see the metabox when I check “Author”

    #598599
    Leo
    Staff
    Customer Support
    #1280627
    Cleo

    I’m having the same issue, unable to change the name of the author of a post.

    In Screen Options, “Author” shows up as an option and is checked. However, the option to change Author doesn’t appear in the Quick Edit view – everything else does (Title, Slug, Date, Password, Categories, Tags, Allow comments, Allow pings and Status)

    In the full Post editor under the Document tab, I have: Status & Visibility, Permalink, Categories, Tags, Featured image, Excerpt, Discussion, and Layout. None of these items have “Author” in them.

    I am using Premium with only the following plugins: GP Premium, Simple CSS

    #1280637
    Cleo

    I figured it out. This is a test environment and I had only one User: Me. I guess with one user, changing an Author isn’t an option. When I added a test User, the Author field appeared in a drop-down with both users available.

    #1280648
    David
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi there,

    thats correct – glad you found the solution 🙂

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