Mapping Users to Author Profiles

Multiple Authors offers two ways to create author accounts:

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.
  • Look in the “New author” area.
  • In the “Mapped User (optional)” area, you can select any existing WordPress account.
  • The user’s name will automatically fill into the “Name” area:

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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