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How To Change Author Of A Post in WordPress

Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

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Handling multi-author blog is not easy. It becomes more difficult when you just got a new person who is good at writing but fails to understand the WordPress publishing. Recently, One of my friends faced the same issue. He has a writer who sends him articles in doc format. He then uses writer’s account to publish the article after doing necessary changes and on-page optimisation. In doing this, sometimes he posts articles from his own account mistakenly. So, he wanted to know an easy way to change the author of the article without going into the database.

I helped in this and decided to write an article on this. If you are also one of those people looking the easy way to change the author of a post in WordPress, this guide will surely help you.

Change The Author Of A Post in WordPress

The process is simple. You just need to edit the post or page where you want to change the author. Now in post screen page, click on Screen Options menu at the top right corner of the screen.

How to change the author of a post in WordPress

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It will open a flydown menu on the screen with different options and checkboxes. Here, select check the box next to ‘Author’ option.

Change author in WordPress

After selecting this check box, you need to scroll down the page to look for Author box. After selecting this check box, you need to scroll down the page to look for Author box. In this Author box, you will see the drop-down with the list of authors to select one. You can select the author name and update the post.

Now the author of this post will be updated to the selected from the drop-down.

I hope now you know how to change the author of a post in WordPress. You can also use this option to update author of multiple posts in one go.

Change Author for Multiple Posts in WordPress

For this, open all posts section and select all the posts where you want to change the author. Now select the ‘Edit’ from ‘Bulk Actions’ drop-down menu and then click the ‘Apply Button’.

WordPress will show you Bulk Edit meta box. Here change the author and click on Update button.

Bulk change author in WordPressThis is how you can update author of multiple posts in bulk.

Final Word

This option saves enough time and you do not need to rewrite the post from a different account. I hope this article gave you something worth to know. If you still have any question, you can always leave a comment.

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