How to Assign WordPress Posts to No Author

With the Multiple Authors add-on, it is possible to choose “No Author” for posts. By default, WordPress requires an author for every post, but sometimes this isn’t ideal.

Here are two use cases for “No Author”:

  • You can choose “No Author” to show that a post is waiting to be assigned to someone.
  • You can choose “No Author” to show that a post has been written anonymously.

We have a video and a text guide for this feature. Here’s the video first:

And here’s the text guide:

  • Go to PublishPress > Setting > Multiple Authors.
  • Check the box, “Remove author from new posts”:

No Author on WordPress posts

Inside each post, you can decide to leave the “Authors” metabox empty:

Leave Authors box empty

When you save the post, you’ll see that the Authors column is empty:

WordPress Authors column is empty

The Permissions add-on supports this feature. You can control who can edit posts with no author:

Permissions to edit post with no author

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