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  • Hello everyone,

    I just met a strange bug – anyone may have any ideas on that?

    We are making a new WP blog, in which users will be allowed to register. I made a new test registration, so now we have admin + one user registered. When I log in as admin, and write a post, all is OK.

    When I write a PAGE, though, I now suddenly have a new small tab in the right column, which says: AUTHOR.

    What is strange, from the dropdown I have there, I cannot select MYSELF as admin, only the new registered user 🙁

    Any ideas on that?

    Thank you in advance! 🙂

    PS I can’t now also write a new post under my name too 🙁

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  • OK, problem fixed with a workaround:

    ( After a second user signed up, actually, it wasn’t possible for me to even write a post under MY NAME as admin, just one of the other users… 🙁 )

    I went to the tab USERS -> then checked my name (admin), then selected CHANGE USER’S ROLE to administrator, UPDATE, and after that I was able again to post under my name (admin), and my name appeared in the list of names in the tab AUTHORS, when writing new posts and pages.

    I had to do this, no matter that I was administrator anyway… just because others signed up and strangely I was still admin, but not able to post as admin, just use other people’s names. :-/

    After updating my role from ADMIN to ADMIN, I now can again post as myself:)

    Anyone have met this bug before?

    Is it listed in the TRAC of WordPress? Or maybe some of you know it?…


    I’ve seen this reported several times here in the forums but have never been able to duplicate the problem.

    I don’t believe it is reported in Trac so please consider doing that–I’ll try to duplicate it following your steps above.

    Reporting Bugs

    Thanks, MichaelH!

    For me, it happened on two separate installs, so try to duplicate… 🙂


    Bug reported (I was able to reproduce it one more time…),
    here’s the link:


    I had the exact same problem lelion, thanks for the work around!

    It can NOT be “the same” problem… since this is a 9-10 months old topic about a completely different WP version than you have.

    I just experienced this problem and fixed it with the workaround. I have WordPress 2.5.1. It must occur only under certain circumstances, but it seems to be still around, whether or not the causes are the same as before. I have only three site users: myself (admin) and two editors. As soon as I added the editors, I was only able to post as one of them, not as myself. “Changing” my status to Administrator worked. I can now post as myself, so I’m happy. It is a strange thing though …

    Had this problem on 2.5.1 and the workaround worked for me thanks!

    I have a site where I expect to get more and more users (well, hope anyway 😉 ), I’ll see if the problem recurs when more people add themselves…

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