Time for another WordPress Wednesday! Weekly tips for new and established self-hosted WordPress users, designed to help you get the most out of your site from Sarah, a WordPress website developer.
How to Change the Author of a Blog Post
If you write a blog with a team of people (or if you accept guest posts on your blog) then you might need to know how to change the author on a post that’s already been written. It’s a pretty simple thing to do, and a handy tip to keep in the back of your head – you never know when you might need it! :)
Generally with WordPress whoever creates the post first is named as the author. So if you start a draft post for someone else to finish off, it’ll be under your username, not theirs. If you want to change it, follow these steps! :)
There are two easy ways to change the author post. One is via the All Posts page and one is via the post itself.
if you’re in the post:
Click on Screen Options at the very top right of the screen, then check the box that says Author under Show on screen.
Usually when you add a new box to the screen WordPress will shove it anywhere it finds a space, so scroll around a bit – ours turned up at the bottom under the content editor.
Once you’ve picked the right author just save the post and you’re done!
If you’re on the All Posts page:
Hover over the post you want to change and click Quick Edit.
Then select the author you want from the dropdown on the left, and click the Update button on the right. Simple! :)
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