Change author

Change author 3.0

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Compatible XF 2.x versions: 2.0, 2.1, 2.2

Allows changing the author of a post.

(Example of Change author link)


(Example of Change author overlay)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • All phrases start with changeauthor_ for your convenience.
User group permissions:

In order to see the Change author link below the post, you will need to set the User group permissions for the Administrative group to Yes.

How to use:
  1. Click the Change author link under any post.
  2. Select a username.
  3. Save post.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Does this also work for Resource Manager and or Media Gallery?
A: No.
First release
Last update
5.00 star(s) 12 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Change author v3.0 changes: Fixed issue with properly updating news feed data.
  2. See description

    Change author v2.9 changes: Fixed issue with xf_news_feed empty condition.
  3. See description

    Change author v2.8 changes: Fixed issue with Latest activity not being updated.

Latest reviews

What an excellent add-on! Does exactly as advertised and has helped me fixed a specific challenge on my forum.
Add-on works like a charm. Just like the rest of XF2 Addons, they are all well put together and add-ons that most forum operators find helpful for their sites.
Change author solves a problem for me. Very easy to use.
Excellent, just got me out of a fix
A great add-on!
Great addon, works as expected. Thank you.
Fantastic. I lost some threads after having to restore from a backup. I did not rebuild all the lost data, but this was great for the posts that I did recreate!
This is the tool i was looking to to fix an old site of mine that i got back to life from 2004, Great job Andy im looking forward to using more of your addons !!
Solid, reliable and great to use. An absolute staple for roleplay and model-government forums.
Love this mod, works like a charm for our Administrators and Moderators.
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