Sometimes you may need to display a different author, then the person who added the post in WordPress. For this, you don’t need to copy and paste the entire WordPress post with a different user account. In this article, I will guide you on how to easily change the author of a post in WordPress with just a few clicks.
Before You Change The Author of a Post in WordPress
If you just want to show own name on a post written by some other user on your WordPress site then you are ready to follow this instruction, however, if you are trying to show a different user as an author, then first you need to make sure that this user exists on your WordPress site.
Changing Author of a WordPress Post
To change the author name first you need to edit the post or page. On the post edit screen, you need to click on the Screen Options menu at the top right corner of the screen.
This will show a flydown menu on the screen with a lot of options. Now check the box next to ‘Author’ option.
After that, scroll down on the post edit screen just below the post editor. You will see Author box there.
Now, Simply click on the drop-down menu and select a different author.
Finally, click on Save Draft or Update button to save changes.
That’s all, you have successfully changed the author of a post in WordPress.
Quickly Change Author for Multiple Posts in WordPress
Changing the author by editing a post is easy. However, if you have to do this for multiple posts, then it would take a lot of time to do that.
There is an easier way to quickly change the author for multiple WordPress posts at once. To bulk update authors, click on the Posts menu from your WordPress admin bar. This will list all the posts on your WordPress site.
By default, WordPress shows 20 posts per page. If you want to display more posts, then you need to click on the Screen Options and change the number of posts you want to display.
Now you need to select the posts where you want to change the author. After selecting posts, select ‘Edit’ from ‘Bulk Actions’ drop-down menu and then click the ‘Apply Button’.
WordPress will now show you Bulk Edit meta box. Now select the new author by clicking on the drop-down menu next to Author option.
Now, click on the ‘Update’ button to store your changes.
Congratulations, you have successfully changed the author for multiple WordPress posts without editing them individually.