Have you ever published a post on your blog and wanted to change the “author” of the post after it’s already gone live? There are plenty of reasons why you may need to do this; ranging from publishing guest posts under your own name, or wanting to add a new writer or “guest blogger” author to your account. This is something I recently wanted to do on one of my other blogs.
To avoid any confusion between actual posts I was writing, and guest posts that were submitted to the blog, I created a new “Guest Blogger” account on the blog, and then wanted to change all of the previously published guest posts to being written under “Guest Blogger“, instead of “Zac Johnson“. Sure, each of these posts had an author line and guest info footer, but I wanted to make the change as soon as possible to save me time and any problems down the road.
So how can it be done in wordpress?
After looking around the settings on the post page, I didn’t see what I was looking for, so then I headed over to the ALL POSTS section and figured it out. Here’s what you need to do.
DASHBOARD >> ALL POSTS >>
Once there, simply click on any of the posts that you would like to change the author on. When they are checked off, then you should click on EDIT from the bulk action pull down menu, then click APPLY. Once loaded, you will then see a new BULK EDIT window like the one below. From here you can select the author names from the list and change to the posts to be published under your new desired user name. It’s that simple!
It’s a simple fix for a solution many people might be looking for. Hopefully this post has helped you out!