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[Resolved] Allow user to set author on custom post type

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Last updated by Waqar 4 months, 1 week ago.

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Tell us what you are trying to do?
I would like to be able to set the author of a given post type from the front end. I would like to be able to assign the author based on a custom role of Property Owner.

Is there any documentation that you are following?
None that i can find so far.

Is there a similar example that we can see?
I can not find an example.

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Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

To set/change the post author from the front-end, you'll need a post edit form, which has a generic field, that shows all the users from the target user role ( in this case "Property Owner" ).

After the form submission, the "cred_save_data" hook can be used to change the post author, based on the selection made in that generic field.
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You'll find a good usage example for this, in this forum reply:

I hope this helps and please let me know if you need any further assistance around this.