Support » Plugin: Co-Authors Plus » Incorrect behaviour when deleting the post creator

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    I create the post and then copy the content written by my guess writers and I want to just put that writter as only author so I add him and then “remove” my name.

    when displaying the link of the author in the post with your function it works fine but the creator of the post remains as the author internally. Therefore using other plugins as yoast seo or author box it displays the wrong author in meta data, etc.

    could you have a look at this??

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  • Plugin Author Daniel Bachhuber


    Hand Built

    Co-Authors Plus sometimes integrates easily out of the box and other times requires a bit of work by a developer. It sounds like you might be in the latter situation. If you don’t have easy access to a developer, you might consider attending a nearby WordPress meetup.

    It is not out of the box. Co-Authors Plus is replacing WordPress author select from post edit screen and its natural behaviour.

    Do it yourself. Create a post. Add an author. Remove the first author (the creator of the post). Publish.

    You will see how the creator is still in wordpress database.

    Then deactivate your plugin. Edit the post again and you will see how the original creator is the one appearing in the edit screen.

    It is not related at all with other plugins or custom code.

    Your plugin is not removing the first creator of a post if you change authors afterwards.

    Plugin Author Daniel Bachhuber


    Hand Built

    I’m sorry, I can’t reproduce this. Here’s what I did:

    1. Activated Co-Authors Plus
    2. Created a post called “A test post for Bob Jones”. By default, my ‘daniel’ user was assigned to it.
    3. Hit publish on the post.
    4. Reassigned the post with the user Bob Jones as the primary author.
    5. Deactivated Co-Authors Plus.
    6. Bob Jones still appeared as the author on the post.

    Did you follow a different process? Are you assigning a user to the post or a guest author?

    Ok, I got it.

    What we have to do is to double clic on the original author and change to the new one.

    I didnt know we could do this so what I did was not to double clic but to add a new one so we have two. And then clic on “remove” the original one.


    Plugin Author Daniel Bachhuber


    Hand Built

    Yep, glad to hear you figured it out

    Hello Daniel

    we are having the same problem again.

    The point is that you can just “really” change the author when double clicking on the name when you are “administrator” but not when you are “editor” so it makes no sense.

    Actually, editors are the ones supposed to modify and manage content in wordpress.

    Could you please have a look at this??

    Beyond “roles”, it would also be nice if assigning a post to another author were easier but at least please try to fix this issue for “editors”.

    Thanks a lot and regards

    Plugin Author Daniel Bachhuber


    Hand Built

    What happens when you try to change the author when you are editor?

    That even if you change he author the user that created the post will always be the Author.
    Using coauthors plugin, if you check the Author it seems it has changed but id you disable the plugin you will se how the Author didnt change.
    The same problem that the one at the beginning of the tareas.

    Plugin Author Daniel Bachhuber


    Hand Built

    I think I understand what you’re referring to. This has already been fixed in the development version and will be in the next release.

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