Ability to manually enter author name on blog posts
It would be nice to be able to indicate an author of a post who might be different from the person entering it. Our blog is moderated by one person, but many contribute content. It would look much better and give credit where it is due if the post carried the actual author's name.
Jennifer Weiss commented
We had to use CSS to remove the blog author entirely and instead we list the author at the bottom of each post. We would MUCH prefer to be able to have the author visible and able to be changed to the correct person even though our blog admin is the one who posts (but doesn't write) every blog.
This would be useful as I get sent posts to add on behalf of someone which then appear to originate from me. Only available to admins, so no issue with false names.
Sometimes Administrators have to add blog posts for those who do not have administrative access, giving the appearance that one person is adding the content to the Chapter Blog. It would be great if a "written by" field were made available and visible (by default) in the Recent Blog Posts gadget.
Latecia Mills commented
Agreed. This would be useful for our organization as well. We have a common blog administrator/moderator, but want to credit the appropriate submitter.
I agree that it would be beneficail to offer the option to manually enter author names. We are a magazine publisher and post articles from our authors on our website. We would like to be able to identify the author of these submissions by name.
As it stands now we have to create a fake account for each author, log in under the pseudo account, and then post articles. Beyond this, we also have to make these fake accounts admins or we wouldn't be allowed to post images with the articles.
The only other option we can think of is to create a single generic account with the title of our publication as the author name. This doens't appear to be a workable solution because author names won't be posted with their material when we create blog lists on other pages.
The president isn't one who typically administers the website but his posts are put on there. This would be better to be able to change or just eliminate if clear who it is from.
Mia Schober-King commented
Could also lead to false names being entered.