For a period of time in 2006 I had del.icio.us automagically create posts here each day containing all the links I had bookmarked with their service; for security and to make it easier for myself I created a separate WordPress author for it to publish under.
ASIDE: Interested in what I was bookmarking back in 2006? All these posts were filed under the del.icio.us category here. Lots of memories and broken links already ^_^.
I long since decided to turn this feature off because I figured if people wanted to see my del.icio.us links they could just subscribe to it’s RSS feed. This means for several years I’ve had a dormant author. I’ve read problems with authors have been responsible for some problems with exporting WordPress WXR/RSS feeds, so I decided to delete it and attribute the posts to myself instead.
The steps to do this seemed simple enough, but I was a bit nervous about the second step! I can confirm though that this works in WordPress 2.7.1.
- Go to your WordPress Dashboard and click Users
- Hover your mouse over the user you want to delete and click Delete. In my case it’s the aptly named del.icio.us user.
- Before the user is deleted you’ll be prompted for the other user you want to transfer authorship of their posts to. In my case, I’m transferring over to Admin.
A part of me was sad to delete something created all the way back in 2006, even if it was something trivial like an author on a blog. I reckon my life peaked around then, everything since has been a steep downward slope. Mid-life crisis at 23?