Custom Author Byline

Allows you to add an author name and link to the byline, other than the actual logged in user, without that custom author having to have a WordPress a

Author:Marty Martin (profile at
WordPress version required:2.9.2
WordPress version tested:3.1.4
Plugin version:1.2
Added to WordPress repository:26-08-2010
Last updated:08-06-2011
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:23 268
Active installs:800+
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Lots of folks using WordPress sites with multiple authors may run into this problem. You want to attribute correct credit to the writer/author of the article, but not give out access to your WordPress install. Maybe because it’s a one-time article, maybe not, who cares?

If the author of your blog entry is different than your logged in user and you don’t want to have to create a separate user account, just add the name as you’d like it to appear to the Custom Author Byline panel below the post/page editor (custom post types can be added too). Easy!

For more information on the WordPress Custom Author Byline plugin and how to use it, visit the information page at the preceding link.

Coming in Next Release

Ability to add custom post type support without having to edit the plugin or your functions file