In order to change the author of a page/blogpost you will need to apply some database manipulation as there's no straightforward method to achieve that currently:
Just be sure to take a database backup and involve your DBA in this process before changing anything.
note: this is still a feature request that is being tracked in http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-4063, feel free to cast your vote there and add yourself as a watcher to receive further updates.
Hope it helps!
Here is a recent process I used to transfer page and space ownership so I could delete particular users from Confluence:
Here's the workaround for this. It's not pretty. This must be done as admin and backup of current config is highly recommended.
It is actual possible with the plugin "scriptrunner"
I did it yesterday for multible pages at once. The feature is descibed here:
Hi all, the way this is done has changed somewhat in recent versions. Please see this page for detailed instructions: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/How+to+change+the+creator+of+a+page
This is not accurate any longer either as the database schema has changed and the update content set creator = (select user_key from user_mapping where lower_username = '<lowerusername>')
doesn't work as it now uses user_key references instead of the actual username. Even then I've seen no proof on my system that it actually updates the creator of the page on the ones I've tried.
I created some confluence projects and then shortly after migrated them to crowd and wanted to change the ownership of the users from the confluence internal to the crowd user. I didn't really like the idea about messing about with SQL queries (even though I am a developer so quite happy with SQL). In the end what I did was export the entire space as XML, delete the space. Then edit the XML (keeping a backup in case you mess this up!) and change the ownership persmissions, the structure is fairly obvious, I had renamed the internal users to have an "_confluence" suffix so I identified those user ids and globally search replaced them with the new user I wanted them to have. I did this on about 10 spaces and it worked fine. The only problem was that sometimes I would end up with duplicate "touched" entries if the new user had touched a file that the old one had, my answer to this is simply to delete any "touched" entries which were problematic, and failing that just delete all of them. I guess I'll lose popular and recently viewed history but that didn't really matter to me.
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