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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

How to change the author of a post in Wordpress

How to change the author of a post in Wordpre


There are number of methods to change the author of word-press post and are following.




Method 1: Change Author by manually edit the POST, Follow the simple steps. 
  • Login as Administrator.
  • Go to Posts.
  • Edit the post which's author you want to change.
  • Now you are on edit post.
  • Scroll down till you get "Author List" under "Author".
  • Now select the Author from dropdown/selectbox to whom you want to assign. 
  • See screenshot below

Wordpress how to change the author of a post by manually




Method 2: Change Author by MySQL edit the POST, Follow the simple steps
  • Login to your database.
  • Get the backup of wp_posts table, incase you want to revert back.
  • Get the post_author of author which post you want to assgin another user (Suppose post_author is 28).
  • Get the post_author of author to whom you want to assign.(Suppose post_author is 30).
  • Execute the Following MySQL Query.
  • update wp_posts set post_author="30" where post_author="28"
  • It will change the author of all post from one author (28) to another author (30)


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