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Compatible XF 2.x versions
  1. 2.0
  2. 2.1
  3. 2.2
Visible branding

Allows changing the author of a post.

(Example of Change author link)


(Example of Change author overlay)


(Example of User group permissions)


  • All phrases start with changeauthor_ for your convenience.
  1. Download Andy-ChangeAuthor-1.3.zip and unzip it.
  2. Copy the src/addons/Andy/ChangeAuthor directory to your server.
  3. From the Admin Control Panel Install the add-on.
User group permissions:

In order to see the Change author link below the post, you will need to set the User group permissions for the Administrative group to Yes.

How to use:
  1. Click the Change author link under any post.
  2. Select a username.
  3. Save post.
Questions and Answers:

Q: Does this also work for Resource Manager and or Media Gallery?
A: No.
First release
Last update
4.50 star(s) 2 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. Change author v2.8 changes:

    Fixed issue with Latest activity not being updated.
  2. See description

    Change author v2.7 changes: Fixed issue with changing guest author.
  3. See description

    Change author v2.6 changes: Fixed issue with xf_thread_read and xf_thread_user_post counts.
  4. See description

    Change author v2.5 changes: Now updates search index and message counts.
  5. See description

    Change author v2.4 changes: Fixed issue relating to invalid author username entered in overlay.

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