Selecting a Different Author in WordPress

One of the frequent questions I am asked is how to select or attribute a different author or user name to a post on WordPress whilst logged in as an admin user.

The answer is a two pronged approach:

  1. Navigate to ‘Add New Post’ in your WordPress installation and click on the Screen Options drop-down to the top right of your screen (right next to the Help drop-down and below “Howdy, yourname”. Tick the Author box
  2. Then scroll to the bottom of the ‘Add New Post’ and select your Author from the new drop down dialogue box – remember you can drag this dialogue box higher up if you wish. Remember too that you must have other Users registered on WordPress in order to select different Authors.

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