How to Change Post Author in WordPress

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Do you want to change the post author in WordPress?

Sometimes it may be necessary to change the author of a post to a different author than the user who created it. You can do this without having to copy and paste posts with different accounts.

In this article, we will show you how to change the post author in WordPress.

How to Change Post Author in WordPress

The first step you have to do is open the post or page that you want to change the author name.

On the right side of the editor screen, you need to switch to the ‘Post’ tab. Then, find Author in the ‘Summary’ section.

Edit post author

Next, select the author’s name from the drop-down menu. Here you will see a list of all authors on the site.

Choose a new author

When finished specifying the author name you want, click the Update button to save changes.

How To Change Author in Multiple WordPress Posts

Changing the author on a single post is very easy. However, what if you apply the same thing when you want to change the author name on some WordPress posts or pages. Of course it takes a lot of time.

Fortunately, there is a method that you can use to make it faster to change the author name in many posts.

To be able to update authors in bulk, in the ‘All Posts’ menu you can mark all posts. By default, WordPress displays 20 list posts per page.

If you want to change the name of the author whose number exceeds the list provided by WordPress. You need to click on Screen Options and change the number of posts according to which you will change the author.

Change the number of posts

Now you need to choose which post to change the author name.

Once done, Select Edit from the drop-down menu and click Apply to confirm.

Select edit from the dropdown menu

Then, WordPress will display the Bulk Edit metabox.

You can choose a new author name by clicking on the drop down menu next to the Author option.

Select New author from bulk edit

Don’t forget to click the Update button to save your changes when you’re done.

We hope this article helped you learn how to change the post author name in WordPress. You may also want to check out our other articles on how to change your WordPress username.

Hope the above guide was helpful. If you have any questions leave them in the comments below.

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