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  • Resolved meetlouiz


    I’ve been having this problem for a few months now.

    I run a blog where I have 17 writers subscribed and constantly posting. When I go in to edit one of their posts for whatever reason, it automatically makes me the author of the post and doesn’t give me an option to change it at all.

    I’m going to go ahead and say that it’s the plugin ‘Members’ that I have installed on it and if it is, I would like to MAYBE find a way to keep the plugin and fix this issue.

    Of course, uninstalling isn’t critical, but I really like the options it has and how it works.

    Am I just not realizing something extremely easy that’s right under my nose?
    Running 3.0.1

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  • meetlouiz



    I have the same problem.

    The only fix required editing the usermeta table in mysql.

    Find the user_id of all your writers, and set wp_user_level to at least 1.

    Well, I found another method.

    1/ Put
    remove_filter( 'members_get_capabilities', 'members_remove_old_levels' );
    in your functions.php

    2/ Edit every custom role, and check “level_1”, then Save.

    3/ Edit every user with a custom role, just Edit and Save without changing anything.

    Amazing. Thank you very much.

    I went into Myphpadmin and set every wp_user_level to 1

    I now have the ability to change the author on any post to whoever I want, no matter the role they have.

    Again, thank you.

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