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As an administrator when I change or edit a post of an author (for example add a category through quick edit) the author of the post changes. We do not want this to happen. Is there a way to prevent this?

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Both, quick edit and the regular post edit screen, offer an author field. Just take care to set the correct author when you edit something.

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To see this field you have to enable it in the screen option in the upper right corner:

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i don't see author field, neither in edit nor in quick edit... :( is this bound to a prop or feature. – spinodal Mar 1 '12 at 10:30
Yes, you need the capability edit_others_posts. You should add this capability to the person who is responsible for edits. – toscho Mar 1 '12 at 10:37
thank you for your answer and the comments but i have the administrator role (which has that capability naturally i think)... but still can't see. – spinodal Mar 1 '12 at 11:14
@spinodal You may need to enable the field first. See my update. – toscho Mar 1 '12 at 11:24
i found out what is going wrong after your update. although I enabled everything in the screen options i did not see the author update combo. then I realize what is the source of the problem. ths problem was "co-authors" plugin... if you have that plugin you cannot edit the author through edit or quickedit – spinodal Mar 1 '12 at 11:48

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