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I'm trying to create a multi user blog, where multiple authors can edit the same entry. Is this possible with Craft CMS? Is there a way to assign multiple authors to an entry? I only managed to assign one user as an author.

  • I second this, multiple authors for one entry would be a very useful addition. – tom Jan 6 '15 at 14:17
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No, there can only be one author. But what you can do is to add one or more custom user fields to your entry type and use these to assign different type of users to your entry (all contributing authors, photographers, etc.).

Set user privileges like Douglas describes in his answer, to allow multiple authors to edit entries in your section.

  • Thanks Douglas and carlcs for your answers and nicael for editing the initial question. I think a native solution for multiple authors would make a good feature request for Craft CMS. – Jay Berg Nov 10 '14 at 17:44
  • Hmm.. I think it's rather unusual for Craft entries / elements to have multiple authors. But yeah if there's multiple people involved it's actually not so nice to have the default field visible after adding custom "replacement fields". I have a similar problem with dates, where I added multiple custom date fields to entries and the publish / expire dates are rather confusing to the client. – carlcs Nov 10 '14 at 17:54
  • What you could do is to use Lindsey's Control Panel CSS plugin to hide the default author field in the CP, @JayBerg. You could then add a new tab for meta data (authors, categories, etc.) to separate it from the content. – carlcs Nov 10 '14 at 17:58
  • I have also used the approach which CarlCS illustrates here - works very well! – Matt P Jun 8 '16 at 10:48
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As far as I know there can only be one author. You would have to create a user group, assign the editors/users to the group and then in the group settings, 'authorize users to edit entries in that section', and 'allow users to edit entries by other authors'.

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