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  • Hi all,

    I’ve upgraded to WP 2.9 and, in doing so, lost the ability to set the author on the “edit post” or “edit page” of the dashboard. Does anyone know how to get it back?

    Carol Cody

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-related problems?

    Thank you esmi for your reply but unfortunately no plugins or themes are responsible for the missing Page/Post Author option. The Page/Post Author option is missing every time I’ve installed or updated to version 2.9, three times so far (two client sites and one of my own).

    Any other suggestions?



    Forum Moderator

    I’ve updated about 10 sites to 2.9 and then 2.9.1 recently. Not had a single problem with any of them. so I don’t think it’s a WP issue as such. That only leaves:

    – an incomplete/corrupt upgrade
    – plugin(s)
    – theme
    – server issues

    as possible sources.

    Ok, identified the problem and am on my way to getting it solved.

    Thank you esmi!

    @wpgal I seem to have the same issue. Can you please tell me what the solution is you found? Thanks!

    Found the solution already: users have to be at least of ‘author’ level to appear in the dropdown. If none of the users is at or above that level, the dropdown doesn’t show.

    Ok… I am an ADMIN of my own site, and since I’ve upgraded I have disappeared from the author drop down menu! My other admins are still there, however. I means all my posts are showing up as being written by someone else. I cannot find any way to change this. Help anyone???

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