Can I delete a blog author?

Last updated: January 6, 2016

Yes, however if that author is currently specified in any of your blog posts, you will need to reassign a new author during the deletion process for those posts.

How to delete a blog author

For authors who are not assigned to any blog posts, you may simply delete the author.

  • Go to Content > Blog
  • On the left-side menu under Management Tools, click Authors
  • Mouse-over the author you wish to delete and click the Delete button on the right-side
  • Since no posts contain this author, then you will see a Confirm Delete message > click Delete Author
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How to reassign a blog author

 When you attempt to delete a blog author who is specified in one or more blog posts, you will need to reassign the author before deletion, so those posts have a new author assigned to them.

  • Go to Content > Blog
  • On the left-side menu under Management Tools, click Authors
  • Mouse-over the author you wish to delete and click the Delete button on the right-side
  • You will see a prompt to confirm the deletion and how many posts that author is currently specified
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  • Click Reassign Posts > Select the new author who will take the deleted author's place on existing posts
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You should see an immediate change where the deleted author no longer appears in the authors dashboard and all relevant blog posts should show the reassigned author. Be sure to refresh any open browser tabs containing posts with the deleted author to see the change has taken effect.