Home » WordPress Tutorials » Administration » How to Change Author in WordPress Blog

How to Change Author in WordPress Blog

By default, WordPress automatically marks the publisher of a given post as its author. However, this is not always true – for example, you can be publishing articles created by someone else, or a teammate might be publishing a sponsored article from a third party.

In such situations, you might want to change the author from the one who published the content to the original creator.

WordPress features such an option. In the next paragraphs, you will read how to do so.


How to Change Author in WordPress

There are a total of three ways you can change the author of a given publication:

  1. Change the author by editing a single blog post
  2. Change the author by quick editing a post
  3. Change the author of multiple posts at once


Change the Author by Editing the Blog Post

You can change the author of a given blog post from the WordPress dashboard. Once you’ve entered, go to Posts->All Posts:


Once there, choose a post you wish to edit and open it:


When you enter the Edit Post page, go to the screen options located at the top of the screen and make sure to add a tick on Author. This will make the Authors menu visible:


Once you added a tick, scroll to the bottom of the page and find the Author section:


Now, from the drop-down menu select the user who will be displayed as the author of the post:


N.B! Keep in mind that this option is unavailable for users taking the subscriber role. This means that you should assign roles from “author” and above.

If you are new to the topic, then check out our article explaining what the WordPress roles are.


Change Author via the Quick Edit Menu

To use this option, once again go to Posts->All Posts, hover your mouse cursor over a post and then click on Quick Edit:


This will open a new menu from where you can change different publication settings: publication time, assigning blog categories, adding and removing tags, adding a password, and changing the author:


Once you’ve changed the author, don’t forget to save the changes.


Change the Author of Multiple Posts at Once

To bulk edit several posts and change their author, first go to Posts->All Posts. Then, have a look at the check boxes right next to each blog post:


To use the feature, select as many posts as you wish to edit, and then from the top Bulk Actions drop-down menu select Edit and then click Apply:


This will open a new section with various options. Keep in mind that the changes you make while in this section will apply to all selected posts:


Now, locate the Author selection menu and choose your new author. When you are ready, click on the blue Update button at the top left of the section:


Now you’ve managed to change the author of multiple posts all at once.



Changing the author of a WordPress publication can come in handy in numerous situations. There are three main ways of doing so and hopefully, they will all be useful for your needs.


Was this article useful?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

Newest Articles:

How to Download WordPress Media Library from the ZETTAHOST Server

There are many reasons why you would want to download your WordPress media library files. You might wish to migrate your website content to a different domain, make a backup, or simply want to have a safe copy of your media files. Regardless of the reason, there are...

How to Download Media Library Using WordPress Settings

In case you wish to keep a copy of your WordPress media library, migrate your site content to a different domain, or want to make a full site backup, WordPress got you covered. The platform comes with a handy built-in Export function that you can access and use...

How to Download WordPress Media Library with a Plugin

A simple way to download your WordPress media library files is by using a plugin. With this method, you can store your files on your device in a matter of minutes. In the following paragraphs, you will read how to do so step by step.   How to Download Your...

How to Change Text Color With WordPress Theme Customizer

If you wish to make some general changes to your website text formatting, then using the WordPress theme customizer is a great way to do so. Each installed WordPress Theme comes with a customizer, and when formatting your texts, it is a good idea to have a closer look...

How to Change Text Color With WordPress Classic Editor

Formatting your content in WordPress is essential for crafting a useful website. Along with various other formatting techniques, coloring text can help you retain your visitors' attention and quickly point out the important information you wish to share online. In the...

Ready to Create Your Website?