Beginner's Guide for WordPress - Start your WordPress Blog in minutes.
Choosing the Best
WordPress Hosting
How to Easily
Install WordPress
WordPress Plugins
View all Guides

Allow Multiple Authors to Be Associated with a Post in WordPress

Last updated on by
Special WordPress Hosting offer for WPBeginner Readers
Allow Multiple Authors to Be Associated with a Post in WordPress

When you have a blog that is being run by multiple authors, there are times that more than one person contribute to an article. One way of displaying that is when you show something like we do by claiming post is written by Editorial Staff. Another way of going about this is showing co-authors and linking to their profile individually. In this article we will share a plugin called Co-Authors that will let you associate multiple authors to a post in WordPress.

Allow Multiple Authors to be Associated with a Post in WordPress

Co-authored posts appear on a co-author’s posts page and feed. Additionally, co-authors may edit the posts they are associated with, and co-authors who are contributors may only edit posts if they have not been published (as is usual).

Download Co-Authors Plugin Now.

A substitute plugin is called Multiple Authors that also does the same job..

Editorial Staff at WPBeginner is a team of WordPress experts led by Syed Balkhi. Page maintained by Syed Balkhi.

WPBeginner's Video Icon
Our HD-Quality tutorial videos for WordPress Beginners will teach you how to use WordPress to create and manage your own website in about an hour. Get started now »


  1. Sean McGinnis says:

    It would be great if one of the author box plug ins also worked for multiple authors. I haven’t been able to find one that works. Any ideas?

  2. Eugen R. says:

    I have also made a plugin that works perhaps even better. (For me, at least). It works by custom fields, usernames, and filters and hooks. Reading your comment policy I don’t know whether I do the right thing linking to it, but it is a ‘useful resource’, ain’t it? So, WT Co-authors is it. It was featured on a couple of blogs.

  3. Evan Wondrasek says:

    Only listed as compatible up to WP 2.6.2 though :/ Anybody know if it works in 2.8?

Add a Comment

We're glad you have chosen to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that all comments are moderated according to our comment policy, and all links are nofollow. Do NOT use keywords in the name field. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation.