Tuesday Tech Tip: Changing authors in WordPress

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wordpress logoIt isn’t something you’ll need to do all that often, but there will come a time where you may want to change the author’s name on a WordPress post. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Make sure the new author has an account on your blog. If not, this won’t work.
  2. Go to the edit page for the post in question.
  3. In the upper-right corner of the page find the Screen Options tab and click it.
    Screen Options tab
  4. Check the author box.
    Author checkbox
  5. Scroll down the page and you’ll no find an Author dropdown list.
    Author dropdown
  6. Change the author as needed.
  7. Click the blue Update button.

At any point page step 4 you can also close the Screen Options tab and/or uncheck the Author option as needed.

July 29th, 2014 by