Add an Author to a Post Without Creating an Account for Them
Native WordPress Experience
Molongui Authorship allows you to add Guest Authors to your site as easily as you do with posts or pages. For each Guest Author you can define the name, description, avatar and many other handy fields.
You will be able to select and display Guest Authors in exactly the same way as for registered users. Just pick the author you want to credit from the dropdown.
The guest author name will be displayed in your post bylines out of the box. And it will link to the author archive page. No coding, no nothing.
1-Click User to Guest Conversion
Easily remove ghost user accounts that were created just to credit guest posts by converting them to guest authors. Post authorship is kept, so credit remains.
authormeta tag is updated on guest posts to give the name of the guest author who actually wrote the content.
WP REST API Integration
Developers and external applications have now data access to the guest author object.
Why Are Guest Authors so Useful?
When publishing content in your site on behalf of other people that are not regular contributors, there is no need to create a user account for them in order to display their name in the post byline.
Why Go Pro?
Check below which Guest Authors features are only available in the premium version of the plugin.