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Unable to change author of WordPress Post (7 posts)

  1. Jamie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm an admin on a few sites where I've just started using user role editor. The problem I've hit is that as an admin I am unable to change the author of a post. I've checked the permissions of the user I want to change the post to and they are able to publish posts. Any ideas what could be the problem?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/user-role-editor/

  2. Vladimir Garagulya
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try to deactivate User Role Editor for a while. Will you get some change in situation?
    Generally, if you don't see 'Author' drop-down list at the post editor form, check if 'Author' checkbox is turned on at 'Screen-Options' at the top of WordPress admin screen.

  3. Jamie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, The problem only occurs when the User Role Editor plugin is active. The box which contains the author drop down shows at all times, however when the plugin is active the dropdown box within the author box just hides completely. I'm not sure if I need to add additional roles to the users however they can publish posts normally.

    Cheers

  4. Vladimir Garagulya
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    What version of URE do you use? Earlier versions of URE excluded users with administrator role from the authors list. If all you authors are administrators you may get empty list of authors for this drop-down menu.

  5. Jamie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using the latest versions along with the latest version of WordPress. I only have an extra two authors who were both the basic subscriber role however I gave them permissions to publish articles which works fine. It's just I can't manually change an article to their name.

  6. Vladimir Garagulya
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    Please show screenshot of your customized Subscriber role. I will try to reproduce the issue at my test environment.

  7. Jamie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, Here's a link to the image which I stuck on dropbox. As you can see the top image is the user roles and the bottom image is what I see in the author panel - there is other users on the site who can all publish posts fine it's just I can't seem to change the ownership of a post to them.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/3668p2yb27jf1m0/screenshot.jpg

    Cheers

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