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How to Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

Written by Akash Navi

Hi! Welcome to Blogging Champs, in this tutorial of Change the Author of a Post in WordPress we will let you know with easy steps that makes you happy. As we talked about WordPress, is the best content management system which comes with fully loaded features which every blogger affords to be.

Let’s get to the point; somehow you may need to display the posts for various reasons to another author then the person who published the article in WordPress. You may have thought to create a new user and copy the entire post and manually paste/add it to new user. But what if i told, you can add that new user to published article without any copy-pasting entire post with just a few clicks?

Yeah, you can and able to do it, how’s that possible will show you and follow the steps. I will not ask you to install plugins for this task. 😛

Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

Step 1: First thing you need to do is, log into your WordPress site with administrator account so that you get access to the next step.

Step 2: In order to change the author of a post, you need to make sure, that user you want to add to post must exist in your WordPress site. You can add or see the users added to your WordPress site by visiting user’s page.

Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

Step 3: if you want to add the user then click on add new button appeared at the top and fill the details required like username, name etc and finally click on Add New User (shown in the above image).

Now let’s dig into changing the post author in WordPress

Step 4: Now go to the post you want to change author and click edit the post button.

Step 5: After editing the post you will see the screen options at top right with drop down menu, click on it.

Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

Step 6: Now check the Author box and close the menu.

Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

Step 7: After checking the Author Box, scroll to the bottom and you can see the Author box just below the post.

Step 8: Select the Author from the dropdown which you need to display on the post and do not forget to click on update/save draft to save the changes.

Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

So this was the post all about changing the author of a WordPress post and i hope you felt the above steps easy and clear mentioned in this post. Keep visiting and Leave a comment with your feedback.

You may also like to read about changing author of multiple posts in WordPress.

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