Getting Started with Multiple Authors

By default, WordPress only allows you to add one author to each post. The Multiple Authors plugin allows you to add as many authors as you want.

Multiple Authors allows you to add the authors to posts via the WordPress admin. Multiple Authors also enables you to display the author information on the frontend of your site.

You can access the Multiple Authors configuration screen by clicking on the “Authors” link in the WordPress admin menu.

The “Authors” screen is the place to create and manage your authors. There are two kinds of Authors here:

  • Authors who are mapped to regular WordPress users and can share all their details.
  • Guest Authors who don’t need an account on your site.

In the image below, you can see both mapped users and guest authors:

You can add as many Authors as you wish to any post. The image below shows the metabox that you’ll see in the sidebar of your post editing screen. 

You can use drag-and-drop to reorder the display of the authors:

If you add more than one author to your content, these authors will be recognized throughout WordPress, including on the main “Posts” screen:

Once you have added authors to your content, you will need to customize the display of those authors. Click here to read about Multiple Authors layout options.

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