An author is the person who is credited with writing a post or page on WordPress. By default, the author is set to the name of the logged-in user who originally created the post or page. In some WordPress Themes, the author appears a a link to the users Gravatar biography, in others it may the biography as part of the page or post.
How to Select or Change Authors
Page and post authors may be changed from the edit screen on new pages/posts, or by editing existing ones Admin Side Bar > Posts/Pages > All Posts/Pages then click item to edit.
By default, the author selection menu is hidden. To unhide it, click Screen Options > Author. The Author Menu is now added below the Visual/Text Editor (click-and-drag the menu title to move).
To change authors, click the drop-down selection menu: Author > Selection. (Only one author selection is permitted; be sure to update or save).
Authorship may also be changed from the All Posts and All Pages screens, either by using Quick or Bulk Edit.
WordPress by default strips out any code in posts and Pages that may be considered “code” or malicious. Yet, there are ways to add color, splash, and fun to a WordPress post or Page without WordPress Plugins to overwrite the default functionality of WordPress. Here’s a quick how-to of what you can do to jazz up your posts and Pages (and when not to) on WordPress.com or WordPress.org without using a Plugin or going into the CSS file.
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I am going to attempt to make your life a little bit simpler with tips on editing your posts and pages on WordPress.com and the self-hosted version of WordPress using the Visual and Text Editors.
Log into your WordPress site and select a post or Page to edit. If you are unsure as to where to find the edit links, you may want to check out “How to Edit a Post or Page” by fellow Clark student Jesse Byars.
If you are a seasoned veteran of HTML, have no fear, you can use HTML to create your posts and pages with the WordPress text editing tab:
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Finding the link to edit a post or page on WordPress is perhaps one of the simplest things that you can do (which is perhaps why I’m writing on this topic, but, shhh…don’t tell anyone.) To start with, you must have already made a post or page to edit in the first place. Continue reading How to Edit a Post or Page