How to Update the Author of Multiple Posts in WordPress

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If you ever need to update the author(s) of your posts in WordPress and think you have to manually update each one, we are here to tell you there is a much easier way.

Let’s say for example an employee from you company has left the organization and has authored hundreds or even thousands of posts. How would you go about changing the author to someone else or a default author?

Well, this can be accomplished in a few easy steps.

First, head over to “Screen Options” (located in the top right corner) and increase the amount of posts shown on the page.  This also makes it easier to see all your posts, authors, etc.

A button labeled "Screen Options" with an upward-pointing arrow next to it, suggesting it can be expanded or collapsed. This feature makes managing tasks like updating the author of multiple posts in WordPress more streamlined.

Next, check the “Title” checkbox so all of your posts are selected.

A screenshot showing a list with checkboxes next to "Title," "9 Issues," "Why," and "Trump." All checkboxes are marked, similar to a tutorial on How to Update the Author of Multiple Posts in WordPress.







After, select “Bulk Actions” and select “Edit”, then hit apply.

Screenshot of a WordPress admin panel showing 20 published posts and 20 drafts under the "All" and "Drafts" tabs respectively. There is no content under the "Cornerstone content" tab. A checkbox is checked. Learn how to update the author of multiple posts in WordPress using this interface.

Lastly, a new area will display directly under where you pressed “apply”

A screenshot of a content management system interface with fields for Author, Categories, Tags, Comments, and Status, all set to "No Change." This view is especially useful when learning how to update the author of multiple posts in WordPress efficiently.
Select which author you would like to change the posts to and hit “update.

Now the posts should have the new author.

This little trick can end up saving you time and the hassle of having to go through each post and manually change the author. Nobody has time for that!


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