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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#28230 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Authors missing from author dropdown list in post edit/quick edit

Reported by: sadekhm Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9.1
Component: Users Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:
PR Number:

Description

Some authors -either old or newly created authors- are missing from the list of authors in both the edit page and Quick edit.

After investigating this issue I found that users with wp_user_level set to 0 in wp_usermeta table don't appear in the list, after changing it from 0 to 2 they appeared on the list normally.

Change History (3)

#1 follow-up: @jesin
5 years ago

Hi sadekhm,

User Level 0 is a subscriber and subscribers are not allowed to create/edit posts.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#User_Level_to_Role_Conversion
http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#Subscriber

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @sadekhm
5 years ago

Hello jesin,

I know that user level 0 is a subscriber, but it is assigned to a user who has a rule of author not a subscriber. no apparent reason why he gets user level of 0 tho he's an author. happened also with contributors.

Replying to jesin:

Hi sadekhm,

User Level 0 is a subscriber and subscribers are not allowed to create/edit posts.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#User_Level_to_Role_Conversion
http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#Subscriber

#3 @wonderboymusic
5 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

I just created an author - all is good. It appears in both dropdowns. Perhaps re-save the user on the Edit User screen?

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