Have you noticed that the author’s name is published underneath the title of a post in WordPress? This is a great way to create an online presence for the author.  But what if someone else wrote the post and you’re just publishing it for them?  You’re named as the author even though you didn’t write the post.  Other times, you may want your company name to display. Did you know WordPress allows you to change that.  This week, we’re going to show you how step-by-step! Read on for WordPress Wednesday Tip 17: Changing the Author of a Blog Post.

 

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WordPress Wednesday Tip 17: How to Change the Author of a Blog Post

 

1. From your Dashboard, click posts.  

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2. Click ‘Add New’ (if you are writing a new post), or find the post you want to re-author and click ‘Edit’.

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3. Click on the ‘Screen Options’.

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4. In the box that opens, click on ‘Author’.

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5. Scroll down the page.  A new box called ‘Author’ should have appeared.  From here, you can select who you want the author to be.

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6. Click ‘Publish’ (if it’s a new post), or ‘Update’ (if it’s been previously published).

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The author’s name should have changed. 

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And Check out some other helpful WordPress Wednesday Tips!

#WordPress Wednesday Tip #16 – Setting Up {or Changing} Form Notifications
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #15 – Resetting Your WordPress Password

#WordPress Wednesday Tip #14 – Fixing Link Text Appearing with a Strikethrough
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #13 – Editing a Published Post
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #12 – Adding Alt Tags to Images
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #11 – Creating a New Post
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #10 – Managing Your Media Gallery
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #9 – How To Add A Page
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #8 – Using Screen Options
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #7 – How to Edit a Page
#WordPress Wednesday Tip #6 – Managing Comments
#WordPressWednesday Tip #5 – How to Edit Permalinks
#WordPressWednesday Tip #4 – How to Add Featured Images
#WordPressWednesday Tip #3: How to schedule posts
#WordPressWednesday Tip #2: How to add links in any post or page
#WordPressWednesday Tip #1: How to insert a picture into a post or page

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