How to Change the Author of Post in WordPress Website?

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How to Change the Author of Post in WordPress Website

Do you want to change the Author of Post in your WordPress Website?

In different cases, you might need to display a different author than the person who adds the post in WordPress using his/her login account. Instead of copying and pasting the whole content of the post with a different user account, you can simply change the author.  

But, before changing the author, you need to make sure that the author exists in the site. In order to add new user in the site, follow our tutorial on ‘How to Add New Users and Authors in WordPress for detailed instructions.

In this tutorial, we will learn to Change the Author Post in WordPress Website. Let’s Start:

  • Login to your WordPress Website or Click on Dashboard
  • Edit the post where you want to change the author name.

You can see the author box in the post edit screen of the site. 

  • Select the author that you want to keep on the site. 
  • Update the changes. 

Now, the author of your WordPress site will be changed into the selected author. 

Change Author in Bulk Posts

If you want to change the author of posts in bulk, you can do it so. There is an easy way to change the authors of multiple WordPress posts at once. 

  • Click on Posts>>All Posts.
  • Select the Posts where you want to change the author and Click on the option of Edit from the Bulk actions drop-down menu.
  • Click on Apply

Now, the bulk edit meta box appears in the page. You can also see the Author drop-down menu. 

  • Select the new author. 
  • Update the changes. 

In this way, you can change the author of multiple posts in WordPress. 

Also, follow our easy and simple tutorials to learn more about WordPress!

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