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[resolved] Not Able to Publish Under My Own Username? (4 posts)

  1. chanzilla
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Whenever I create a new post, WP doesn't list my username as a choice as a Post Author. It lists all the other editors. I am the admin account, and am logged in as myself, but when I create a new post, my username isn't listed as a possible Post Author. I can publish as any of the other editors and then go back and reselect myself as an author after publishing again, but that's not how it supposed to work. Any suggestions?

    I'm using WP 2.7, updated as of last week. Had the problem since 2.5, my first install. My admin account was the original created during the original install.

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is one avenue that usually fixes that problem:
    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'

    Please let us know what works for you!

  3. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  4. chanzilla
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you. Works like a charm. However, i just rolled everything into the NewUser login and called it a day. So far, so good.

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