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Create Author Profiles for Existing Users

The PublishPress Authors plugin offers two ways to create author accounts: Mapped authors and Guest authors.

In this post, we'll introduce Mapped authors. In short, this means that an author profile is connected to a user account.

  • Go to “Authors” in your WordPress admin menu.
  • Mapped User: Select any existing WordPress account.
  • Name: Choose a name for your new author profile.

Once the author profile exists, you'll be able to see both “Edit User” and “Edit Author Profile” links. This tells you that the user is successfully linked to the author profile. Their information will be automatically pulled from the user account and added to the author profile.

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