So I hired someone to work on my website. I gave him “contributor” access to my website. Now a few articles have been published under his name. I want to set the author to me only. Is it possible?
Delete the user and there will be option to attribute post under your name.
Dont give him Publish authority. Give the author some SEO mumbo jumbo. Articles should not be published by anyone other than you. Always cross check. I had a friend whose authors had inserted backlinks without him knowing. He found it out after a year.
So yes - get contributors in place. But you can simply make a point that no one publishes anything without your permission and final cross check.
I dont know your outbound link policy but i am a bit paranoid and i have 4-5 people accessing my site. I trust them a lot but even then i run regular outbound link checks with tools. Just to ensure theres no outbound link insertion. Trust and Business are 2 different things.
I don’t want to delete that user since I’ll be working with him for next 3-4 months.
Yeah, the author can only submit the article for review but once i approves the article it gets published under his name.
You can simply Quick edit in all posts and u can change the author from there.
Or u can go to screen options on top of the post and there u will find settings to show authors and change authors.
That’s a good practice.