[resolved] Stop authors from syndicated posts being added as users (4 posts)

  1. Modifiedcontent
    Posted 3 years ago #

    FeedWordPress seems to automatically add authors from syndicated posts as users to WordPress - probably standard WP behavior. That totally messes up the "members list" on my multisite-based community website.

    Is there any way to turn that behavior off?

    Or if the author for some reason has to be in the system, to replace the name with the user who's blog is syndicating that post?

    I'll probably have to dig into the code to find a fix. Which parts of the plugin should I look into? Which bit of FeedWordpress code adds these random authors to the system?

    Or is this standard WP behavior? Is there a piece of code that doublechecks if a post's author is in the system and "helpfully" adds him is he is "missing"? Where?

    Is there a way to generally block any possibility for scripts to add users? Only users who actually registered themselves should be in the system.


  2. lysofttech
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You have to change the author settings on the syndicated post to your blog as opposed to creating a new author when its syndicated

  3. Modifiedcontent
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks lysofttech. Where can I change those author settings? Somewhere in FeedWordpress? Or in WordPress?

    If it is a setting per feed or even per post it is still no good. Would there be a way to set this by default with a filter/function in the theme's function.php?

    What mechanism is 'creating a new author'? I want to disable that entirely. There should only be registered users/members on the system, no authors created by the system.

  4. Modifiedcontent
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Solutions here:


    I reposted my question to open it up beyond just FeedWordPress, but radgeek's solution is FeedWordPress specific.

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