Is there a filter to modify the presentation of certain editor editor components? For my example, I want to be able to filter the author list which is a select input in the Gutenberg editor on the document pane.

I know the component I want to modify is located here: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/blob/8517779feddf3de0b86465fae8f21f4384447c58/packages/editor/src/components/post-author/index.js

  • Which functionality you want to add?
    – BenB
    Commented Sep 7, 2019 at 1:44
  • I want to be able to show more properties from the user object than just the pretty name. We have a case where we have multiple username slugs with the same pretty name, and so we need to show both in the select box Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 0:05

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The component post-author uses getAuthors() to get the authors, this functions calls the REST API.

export function* getAuthors() {
    const users = yield apiFetch( { path: '/wp/v2/users/?who=authors&per_page=-1' } );
    yield receiveUserQuery( 'authors', users );

So you can only filter via the REST API filter rest_user_query, but this can have effects on other plugins which also use this endpoint to get the user list.

  • This is good to get the author list, so thank you for that. But I need to then change the author based on this new list. I'm trying to find a hook for that- is there a hook that would allow me to set the author? Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 0:09
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