[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32457: Move author setting into Publish metabox

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Thu May 21 17:47:07 UTC 2015

#32457: Move author setting into Publish metabox
 Reporter:  paulwilde    |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Editor       |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by chriscct7):

 Replying to [comment:1 obenland]:
 > Is changing the Author really something >80% of WordPress users do so
 frequently that it would need to be in the (already cluttered) publish

 Yeah I agree with Obenland here. It's not that common of an action.
 Further there are many plugins that would break because of this. For
 example, my own plugin Enhanced Author Dropdown which redefines the
 authors metabox to use Select2 to make it more efficient for larger sites,
 and the Multiple Authors plugin.

 The only way this wouldn't feel so cluttered is if visibility + status
 were combined (maybe make a protected publish status?), and then removing
 the published on feature (which I wonder how many people actually use that
 to adjust dates on a published post, versus using it to schedule a future
 post). Maybe somehow reworking that logic and UI. But again, breaking

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32457#comment:2>
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