By default, the byline of a post will display the name of the person who created the post.
If another person actually wrote the content and you’d like to credit them instead, you can add them as a guest author, or select their name in the author module if they’re also an admin or editor on your site.
Additionally, if multiple people contributed to the post, you can add them as co-authors.
Adding guest authors to your site
Before you can attribute a guest author to a specific post, you’ll add them to the site following these step:
- From the left menu of your site’s dashboard, go to Users > Guest Authors.
- Click Add New and enter the Display Name. All other fields are optional and will not appear on the post.
- Click Add Guest Author on the right.
- Now that the guest author profile has been created, you can add them to a post following the steps in the next section.
Don’t see Guest Authors? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Assigning a guest author or co-author to a post
Once the author’s profile is created — either following the steps above or because they are a site editor or admin — you can assign them as an author or co-author of a post.
- Go to the post and edit post.
- Scroll to the bottom of the post editor and find the Authors section. In the Search for an author field, enter the author’s name. Authors can be site editors or admins, or a guest author that you added to the site following the instructions above.
- Select the person’s name to add them as the author of the post.
- If the post has multiple co-authors, continue adding. You can drag and drop the names into the order you’d like in the byline.
- You can delete authors — such as the site editor who added the post — by clicking Remove to the right of their name.
- Publish or Update the post to save the authors.