How to get the ability to change the author of a post

by Jasper Kennis   Last Updated March 11, 2019 12:08 PM

Recently it has become impossible to change the author of any posts on my blog. I am administrator off the blog. Other admins have the same problem.

It doesn't seem code related; I've checked out older versions in git off which I'm sure it worked, but the option is still gone.

I've already checked my user capabilities, I have the "edit_others_posts" capability.

I have disabled all plugins, but that didn't help.

Is there some setting that is stored as a user setting that might by accident have been changed?

Tags : posts author


Answers 1


The dropdown only shows when there are multiple users with author rights available.

I had only my own admin account and several subscribers locally, in which case apparently the dropdown doesn't render at all. In production, there is a different bug that has the side effect that the author dropdown also doesn't render.

Jasper Kennis
Jasper Kennis
March 11, 2019 12:03 PM

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