How to Assign WordPress Posts to No Author

With the PublishPress Authors plugin, it is possible to choose “No Author” for posts. This is a feature of the Pro version.

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 Authors > Settings.
  • Check the box, “Remove author from new posts”:

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

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

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