I run a blog on my multisite installation for an old guy who doesn't do the internet. He sends me a Word doc and, from my super admin, I turn it into a post and attribute it to him. I do this about twice per day.
Today, I went to attribute the article to him, like I always do (just by using the "author" drop-down field) but his name wasn't there. I went to users on that blog, and he was gone. I went to the site setup in the network admin, and he WAS still assigned to the blog.
I tried removing him from the blog and readding him, then I optimized the database from a plugin, optimized and repaired the database using MyPHPadmin, and just used the "nuclear option," added define('WP_ALLOW_REPAIR', TRUE); to the wp-config.php file.
Nothing gives. I added a plugin earlier today called "Excerpt Editor," but disabling it didn't fix the issue.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!