Guide on Changing Authors in a WordPress Post

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Are you unsure of how to modify the author of a post on your WordPress website? This article offers several ways to update the author in WordPress. You will discover how to alter the author of a single WordPress article in this simple tutorial. Additionally, this tutorial shows you how to bulk edit the WordPress author of numerous posts.

There are 2 ways on how to change the author of an article. The first is via the Quick edit on the Post dashboard. Next is using the Post Editor tab while editing the post. Here is a step-by-step on how to change the author of an article.

Changing Author via Quick Edit 

Step 1: Log in to your WordPress account with administrator access. Click the Posts tab on the left pane. 1 2

Step 2: Next look for the Quick Edit under the article title that you want to change the author. 2 2

Step 3: Click the drop-down box under the Author category and then change it to the new author. 3 2

Step 4: Click Update to save the changes.

Changing Author via the Post Editor Tab

Step 1: Go to the Posts tab on the left pane.1 2

Step 2: Click the title of the article that you want to change author. 5 2

Step 3: When the post is open, click the gear icon on the top right corner of the page then click the post tab. 6 2

Step 4: Click the Author drop-down under the Summary in the Post tab and select your new author.7 2

Step 5: Click Update to save the changes. 8

Changing Authors for Multiple Posts

Step 1: Go to the Posts tab on the left pane. 1 2

Step 2: To pick the posts whose authors you want to change, Click the boxes next to their titles. 9

Step 3: Choose Edit from the drop-down menu for Bulk actions. Then, click apply. 10

Step 4: Pick your chosen author from the list of alternatives that appears after clicking the Author drop-down.

Step 5: Click Update to save the changes. 12


 

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