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How to Change the Author of a Post in WordPress

Do you want to change the author of a post in WordPress? Sometimes you may need to display a different author such as a guest pots or a different author. In this video we will show you how to easily change the author of a post in WordPress with just a few clicks.

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Summary of this tutorial:

Start by going to the post or page where you want to change the author’s name.

On the post edit screen, you need to click on the Screen Options menu at the top right of the screen.

Ensure the Author box is clicked and you will now have an edit area for selecting who is the author of that specific post.

The other option is to bulk edit the author in the all posts screen.

Start by either checking the specific posts or bulk select all using the check at the top of the all posts screen.

Change the bulk action dropdown to edit and click apply.

The bulk editor will now appear and you will be able to choose the author on the right hand side and click update.

Once that is complete your selected posts will now be set to the author you chose.



Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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