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Change Author 2.9

Allows changing the author of a post.

  1. AndyB
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.2
    • 1.3
    • 1.4
    • 1.5

    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.
    1. Download changeauthor_v2.9.zip and unzip it.
    2. Upload the Andy folder to your server. The correct location is library/Andy.
    3. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
    4. Upload the addon-ChangeAuthor_v2.9.xml file.
    5. Click the Install Add-on button.
    Group Permissions:

    In order to see the Change Author link below the post, you will need to set the Group Permissions for the Administrative group to Allow.

    How to use:
    1. Click the Change Author link under any post.
    2. Enter a username into the overlay.
    3. Click the Submit button.
    Questions and Answers:

    Q: Does this also work for Resource Manager and or Media Gallery?
    A: No.

    Sending a donation:

    If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation.


    Thank you.
    Amin Sabet, Fraples, rafass and 20 others like this.

Recent Updates

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Recent Reviews

  1. Walkman Archive
    Walkman Archive
    Version: 2.9
    Excellent! Without a good knowledge about how to use Xenforo and their add-ons, I could easily make this one working flawlessly. Thanks you!
  2. Rasteri
    Version: 2.9
    Awesome. Works like a charm! I posted accidentally my forum with test user and now i get it corrected. Thanks!
  3. CreationNation
    Version: 2.9
    This add-on saved my butt! I accidentally perm deleted a thread. I was able to pull it up on google cache, copy/paste the posts, then simply use this add-on to easily change author of the individual posts. Whew! - Thank you!
  4. adwade
    Version: 2.9
    We have an RSS fed robot that posts news for our forums, but occasionally 'I' will post such threads when I trip across news related to our website. Then I can simply Change Author of the new thread over to our NewsBot. This add-on makes it really simple and fast to do so!
  5. Garethkayak
    Version: 2.9
    Thank you - I spent more time working out how to try and do this before I discovered the plugin than it took to install and actually use it. Very simple and works perfectly.
  6. Skylined
    Version: 2.9
    Another great addon from Andy!

    I've fixed some old threads that were posted by me and changed them to the forum's official user that we now use to announce things, post rules, etc.
  7. TheLaw
    Version: 2.9
    Yet another essential addon that should be a standard moderation tool in any big board admin's XF toolbox. And yet another incredibly well done addon from Andy.
  8. otto
    Version: 2.1
  9. Ingenious
    Version: 2.1
    Installed and works good on XF1.5. This add-on is so handy where you want to draft posts for other members but don't want to actually log in as them (either overtly or covertly) which has privacy implications and can trip multiple account detectors.
  10. otaku
    Version: 1.9
    what a nice addition to xenforo