WordPress Wednesday: How to Change the Author of a Blog Post

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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.

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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.

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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.

How to Change the Author of a WordPress Post

Then select the author you want from the dropdown on the left, and click the Update button on the right. Simple! :)

How to Change the Author of a WordPress Post

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