Plugin / Better Author Metabox

Joe Chellman



This plugin can override the Authors metabox on the post add/edit screen, letting users who can edit other people’s posts, reassign a post to others user on the site.

This is especially useful in situations where you’ve created custom user roles that WordPress doesn’t recognize as Authors. If you want to allow your content editors and administrators to assign new or existing content to anyone, you’ll (hopefully) like this plugin very much indeed.

On WordPress 5.0, the metabox will appear below the main block editor (see screenshot). I will be supporting updates to the Status & Visibility box as soon as possible.

I’m not sure how far back this plugin will work, I’m saying it requires 3.5 or greater — it was originally developed using WordPress 4.1.

(Inspired by this trac ticket)


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First Released

18 Feb, 2015

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Wordpress Version

3.5 or higher

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The plugin hasn't been transalated in any language other than English.


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