How to Change the Post Author

When you have different contributors on your website’s blog, it’s important that you attribute content properly.

To do that, you will have to know how to change the author on your website’s posts. Here’s how you can change the Post Author on your website.

First, ensure that the new author is already present in the list of users in your dashboard. Navigate to Users to see the list of all users in your website and click on the Add New button to add a new user.

A screenshot of the Users page on the WordPress dashboard

Afterwards, open the post that you want to change the Author for. On the Settings sidebar on the right, in the Post tab, you will see the Author drop down menu in the Summary panel.

Select the user account you want to assign as the author of the post.

Selecting a new author in the Author selection box of the Editor

Now, click the Update or Save Draft or Publish button to save the changes. If you follow the steps above, the changes should reflect on the page.

A screenshot of a simple page with the changes highlighted

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