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: