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post.php does not display "post author" option (10 posts)

  1. milhous
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've just installed WP2.1 on a new host (Dreamhost), and I don't have the option, even as admin, to change a post's author: on the right-hand column on post.php there's no option. I see Post Status, Post Timestamp, but no Post Author.

    This is even more baffling since I'm running WP2.1 on a different server, and I know it's supposed to be there.

    I've hunted through the docs, the forums, and the bugs, and I haven't been able to find anything on this topic at all.

    Any hints, pointers, thoughts, or suggestions welcome. I'm totally baffled.

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, on my 2.1 install, the Write Posts screen (post-new.php) shows it.

    I then checked when editing a post (post.php?action=edit&post=x) and see it there as well.

    Are you logged on as an admin level account?

  3. jayp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've got the exact same problem, and am certainly logged in as the administrator... Time to keep looking.

  4. bonkrood
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My upgrade to 2.1 obliterated this ability on my blog too. I have been just using phpmyadmin every time I need to edit the author on a post but that is very unwieldy to say the least.

    I probably would have avoided upgrading if I knew I would lose this ability, but I switched servers and didn't really have a choice.

  5. sketchbob
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You must have two authors. Admin isn't an "author" so you have to create a dummy user to get the drop down to be visible again. Then you can select the real author.

    Seems like a bug to me.

    But hey, I'm only a user.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You must have two authors. Admin isn't an "author" so you have to create a dummy user to get the drop down to be visible again. Then you can select the real author.

    Seems like a bug to me.

    It might be a bug. I'd consider admin to be an author, IMO.

    This is easily fixed though. Edit the admin-db.php file. Find this line close to line 31 (in 2.1.2 anyway):
    $editable = get_editable_user_ids( $user_id );

    Change it to this:
    $editable = get_editable_user_ids( $user_id , false);

    The admin user should now show as an author. I think.

  7. mrcbrown
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I know this is 3 months old, but I just had the same issue in a fresh copy of WordPress 2.2 - my fix? I tried the above suggestion of adding ", false", however that was a no go.

    Try this:

    As admin goto the User editor, check the Admin account, and bulk update it to Administrator - as odd as it sounds, it fixes it (at least it did for me in 2.2)

  8. AMSmith
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    mrcbrown, thank you. I just installed a brand-spanking new version of WP on a brand new blog today and, like the rest of you, was baffled that the Post Author was gone. Your fix worked.

    Hope this gets fixed soon, though. Pretty old bug to be lurking about.

  9. kaleksic
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just installed a new blog, first with 2.2 and then upgraded to 2.2.1 and I have no 'post author' in new post or edit post, it does show in new page and edit page.

  10. gilliancs
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Bulk updating didn't work for me, but a simpler fix which did work was to add a first name to the admin profile. See the thread here:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/106413?replies=17

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