How to Set Up Feed to Post's Author Options

These options give you the ability to choose the settings of post authors that are assigned to imported posts. Every imported post must have an author assigned to it, according to WordPress' requirements. The Feed to Post add-on comes with a few options to manage post authors for imported posts.

Author Options

The post-author options can be found in

  1. Each feed source's Add New or Edit page,
  2. The global settings page at RSS Aggregator > Settings > Feed to Post.

NOTE: The options for both the feed source and the general settings page are merged when importing. This means both are applied to the posts imported from feed sources.

The first option lets you choose the author to assign to the post. You have two options:

  1. Use the Fallback user selected from the option below.
  2. Use the original author from the feed which will create a new user with a subscriber role for each author**

The next two options deal with setting the author from your site if the author is missing from the RSS feed source.

  1. Use the Fallback user selected from the option below.
  2. Do not import the post at all if it is missing an author.

Lastly, you can use the option to apply a fallback user of your choice to use in the situations mentioned above.

NOTE: It is a WordPress requirement for all post authors to have a User account on the website. The generated user accounts for authors will use random email addresses and random passwords for security purposes.

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