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WP Default Author


This plugin allows blog admins to change the default author globally so that when any user posts it appears under the same name.
Admins and editors can also change the default author for a single user. This setting takes precedence over the global setting.


The plugin is available at github:

Photo Credit

Plugin header picture is taken by Ólafur Jens Sigurðsson It’s taken at Hnífsdalur, Ísafjarðarsýsla, Iceland


  • The global settings are under options-writing.php
  • The settings for each user is under profile.php
  • The user can always change the author of each post later on


  1. Upload the plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or use the installer via backend of WordPress
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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  • Initial Release