One of my Authors on my multi-author site is not showing all the sudden in the Author drop down list that allows you to attribute a post to an author, while editing that post.
He was there for months, now suddenly is not. I’ve looked carefully at the database, nothing seems amiss about his record. I even copied his row in the user database and changed a couple things and added that as another user in the database, and that one doesn’t show up either.
I tried using another theme, deactivating all plugins, emptying the cache, repairing and optimizing the database, to no avail.
A related problem, which I posted separately about, but will briefly mention here, is that the Author drop down list shows a lot of users who are at the most basic level, subscribers. It doesn’t show all the subscribers, just about a third of them. That seems very odd, I don’t know if it’s related to this problem or not, though.
But shouldn’t the Author drop down list only show users with roles above the most basic level? It would be much better if it did, as a site with thousands of subscribers could really have problems finding their authors in the list.