[wp-hackers] Change post author

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Dec 28 17:08:50 UTC 2012

On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Kevinjohn Gallagher
<kevinjohngallagher at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I need a drop down to select the "author" of a post, and the standard metabox (authordiv) only lists admins.Is there a filter to add more users/roles to that list?
> Alternatively is there a plug-in that allows this?

No, the post_author_meta_box lists all eligible authors, not just

It calls this function:
wp_dropdown_users( array(
		'who' => 'authors',
		'name' => 'post_author_override',
		'selected' => empty($post->ID) ? $user_ID : $post->post_author,
		'include_selected' => true
	) );

Eventually that "who" field makes its way down to WP_User_Query, which
interprets it as being all users with a usermeta field of "user_level"
that is != 0. Which is essentially all the users on the blog.


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