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Author dropdown disappeared from page edit in 2.6 (4 posts)

  1. matthijs
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    On the page write/edit page there used to be the option of choosing the author for that page. With a dropdown you could select the author for that page. That whole option is removed in wp 2.6. In several sites I really need that functionality.

    Is this on purpose or is it a bug, just as the sudden disappearance of the template choose option?

  2. chrisdoth
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I still get that, using 2.7.

  3. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is a solution for the problem of admin not showing in the list of Authors. Might try this.
    1.Create new admin user (e.g. newadmin) with Administrator Role
    2.Login as 'newadmin'
    3.Degrade the old 'admin' user to Role of Subscriber and Save
    4.Promote the old 'admin' back to Administrator Role and Save
    5.Login as the old 'admin'

    If that doesn't work try:
    1.Create a new admin user (e.g. newadmin) with Administrator Role
    2.Login as 'newadmin'
    3.Delete the old 'admin' user and assign any posts to 'newadmin'
    4. Create 'admin' user with Administrator Role
    5. Login as 'admin'
    6. Delete 'newadmin' user and assign posts to 'admin'

    As for the missing Page Template module, read Why is there no Page Template option when writing or editing a Page?

  4. binxbolling
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had this problem in 2.8x and your first fix, Michael, worked for me. Thanks a lot.

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