Change Post Author?
What do you mean exactly? You want to take over the owner role of a post?
So you post as user, but afterwards change the author to another name or what?
Nothing with roles, actually something much simpler.
As an administrator, I would like to have a drop-down list on the post-form.php that has a list of all forum members, so that I can assign or change the author of a post.
<?php if ( is_bb_tag() || is_front() ) : ?>there would be another drop down list, but rather than forum, would be the list of authors to say started that topic.
How would a list like that handle forums with lots of members?
I have a bit of code that does an ajax-ish drop down of all members and adding something up near the topic meta area is really easy but I still don’t understand why you’d want to change the author of a topic on a regular basis?
It isn’t about it being a regular basis, it’s about it being possible.
In my testing and installing of bbPress, I usually bounce back and forth between a KeyMaster, an Admin, and a Member test account, and sometimes I am logged in and make a post under the wrong one.
It’s more for convenience and possibility sake than it is for daily use or practicality.
Forums with many users would just have a million entries in the drop down. Heck I dunno man I just thought of this idea!
I strongly support adding this functionality. It’s true that I will probably not need it on a regular basis, but right now I’m trying to literally copy-paste some discussion threads from an online social networking site onto my new bbpress forum, and i’d love to be able to copy-paste a bunch of posts from a thread, and then quickly set their authors appropriately.
If it’s a one-time copy and paste type thing, why not just use phpMyAdmin and a query to update them all at the same time? I think people tend to create plugins they themselves have a need for, and so far there hasn’t been a big need for this. I’ve needed to do it a couple times, for reasons johnjamesjacoby mentions, but it’s pretty rare.
I think I may try to tackle this plugin when I have more time, because I find myself wanting it more and more.
I guess I come from the old school, where a webpage is basically just a snazzy interface for a database, so the interface should allow for any kind of manipulation of the database that you’d need, and only stop you from doing something silly.
This would be a good test plugin for my new username-suggest function.
You can’t just have a dropdown of thousands of users.
hmm… this function/plugin would be great to admin’s for “cleaning” after an import from another software, e.g. phpBB.
When today a admin user goes into an old Post from an Guest Users (of the old software) and change something – the post is saved with his user-id. It’s not possible to change the username afterwards to the original username.
Did this ever eventuate? Or did anyone find a plugin or hack that can do this please? We’d find it really useful when populating the database to be able to quickly switch a post’s author from a dropdown list.
there is a plugin, works for me just partially:
the problem is, I cannot change replies-authors, but just comments (topics) authors. Otherwise, it works fine!
That plugin was JUST what I needed–and it worked great for me in changing authors of both topics and replies. However, I had to change everything individually (the bulk change author did not work)–so maybe that is what’s causing you problems?
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