I created some sample blog posts during development, and now want to change the author of those posts to the client. Yet, only I'm listed in the dropdown box when I try and change an entry's author.

Any ideas? Besides editing it in the database.

  • Is there some reason you can't edit the database? Seems like the most straight forward way.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jun 20, 2014 at 22:07
  • No, just convenience. I'll have to do it that way. All I need to update is the author_id in craft_entries, right? Commented Jun 21, 2014 at 6:02
  • That should do it.
    – Brad Bell
    Commented Jun 21, 2014 at 6:36

2 Answers 2


Update the database: author_id column in the craft_entries table.

  • "Besides editing it in the database" :)
    – carlcs
    Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 14:09
  • Yeah, yeah. I know. It's a sign of defeat. Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 16:03

Can you edit the client's permissions settings so that he can edit and/or create entries? Because that's what necessary with the "Pro" package.

Another idea is to just rename your account, change the email and make it the client's.

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    No, you can't edit permissions. I just assumed you'd be able to do that. Will make a feature request, maybe. Commented Jun 20, 2014 at 13:31
  • @Clive What about the rename idea?
    – carlcs
    Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 14:12
  • Nah, that way they're the admin, right? Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 16:02
  • Ok, that's probably not that what you want. Didn't think about that. X)
    – carlcs
    Commented Jun 24, 2014 at 22:01

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