As a WordPress user sometimes you may need to display a different author, than the person who added the post. You do not need to copy and paste the entire WordPress post with a different user account. In today’s article we will show you an easy way to change the author of a post.

How to change post authors

In order to change the author of an existing post in your blog, go to your WordPress admin area > Posts > Edit. Once there, click the Screen Options tab in the top-right corner of the screen.

Make sure the Author box is checked , then close the Screen Options.

Next, scroll below the post editor and locate the Author box.  Now you can simply click on the drop down menu and select a different author.

Don’t forget to click on the Save Draft or Update button to save your changes.

A faster way to change authors

In the posts list menu, hover over a post and click on the Quick Edit link that appears. More of settings will appear including the option to change the post author.

You can update the author from the drop-down menu there without even visiting the post.

BONUS: Quickly change author for multiple posts

By default, WordPress shows 20 posts per page. If you want to display more posts, then you need to click on the Screen Options. Here  you’ll find a setting to change how many posts you want to display per page in your dashboard.

Then, you can select the posts where you want to change the author. After selecting posts, select ‘Edit’ from ‘Bulk Actions’ dropdown menu and then click the ‘Apply Button’.

It will show Bulk Edit metabox. Now you need to select the new author by clicking on the dropdown menu next to Author option.


I hope you learned a couple new things about WordPress in this post 🙂