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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#8984 new enhancement

Import ... default author

Reported by: oregondean Owned by:
Milestone: WordPress.org Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.7
Component: Import Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Suggest import.html contain an optional default author entry box (numeric or alpha lookup). The entry here would become the default author if a valid post_author is not found in the imported posts. This default author would apply to all posts that are part of the import.

I am told WordPress import does allow for a author during import. I know RSS does not.

To be determined is if this default author should override valid author data - I would think it would.

An advanced feature would be to allow both a number author_ID or the friendly string-based author name to be entered and import.php would try to determine if the friendly name is unique. If not present a list of friendly names along with their blogs and allow the user to select the specific author.

Change History (4)

comment:1 oregondean5 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

comment:2 oregondean5 years ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Import
  • Owner anonymous deleted

comment:3 janeforshort5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to Future Release

Punting to be evaluated in next development cycle due to time constraints.

comment:4 SergeyBiryukov20 months ago

  • Keywords import default author removed
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to WordPress.org

Related: #8455

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