How to Assign WordPress Posts to No Author

With the Multiple Authors plugin, 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.

Let’s see how this is done with Multiple Authors:

  • Go to Multiple Authors > Settings.
  • Click the “General” tab.
  • Check the box, “Remove author from new posts”:

Now, whenever you create a new post, the “Authors” metabox will be empty:

Leave Authors box empty

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

WordPress Authors column is empty

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