<p data-pm-slice=”1 1 ”>Hi everyone,</p>
<p data-pm-slice=”1 1 ”>This is a theme-specific issue, but the bug does not appear on our Commons sites.
In Customizr and Customizr Pro sites, these two plugins allow us to add guest authors to posts without them being members of the site, but then on the front end, it attributes the post to a random OL user.</p>
Here is one case, in which the post lists a non-site OL member, a student, as the author on the front end, but Karl Williams (guest author we created) on the back-end (see two OL screenshots). And here is the student that it randomly chose: https://openlab.bmcc.cuny.edu/members/shanonbrianna/
Each time I try to add Karl, it seems to generate a different OL user on the front end.
I was able to replicate this on other sites. Here is one that shows an OL user named Marla instead of a guest author we created: https://openlab.bmcc.cuny.edu/bmccreads/?p=260&preview=true
The functionality of the two plugins does work perfectly in OL sites in 2012. We have not tested other themes.
The reason we are posting here is that these plugins do work perfectly on Commons sites in Customizr (see one Commons screenshot, in which I successfully published a post with a non-site member as a guest author).
Our developer adds:
“When you create the new author it is somehow given an ID. It’s not clear how the ID number is assigned but once it is, if it matches an existing ID of a OpenLab member then that person is shown as the author.
“Knowing that WordPress has many ways of doing things it may be that some themes pull the authors in one way that takes the ID number and finds a matching OpenLab member and other themes pull the author name a different way using the data from the Co-Authors+ plugin.”
We thought this might be a question for Boone, as creator of the Filters plugin?
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