After upgrading to EE 2.7.1 ...

I can't edit any channel entries that have the Super Admin as the author, and get this error "The selected author is invalid." (am logged in as a non-super member).

Only happens when using the Channel Form (used to be Safecracker), it's OK in the CP.

All my settings are correct e.g. "Can edit entries authored by others".

  • Take a look at the source for the page with the form. Is the author ID correct? It should be included as one of the hidden fields for the form.
    – Anna_MediaGirl
    Oct 2, 2013 at 19:50
  • This won't help, members can't edit a Super Admin's entry with a Channel Form. I tried author_id="1" didn't help either.
    – Samsull
    Oct 3, 2013 at 12:31
  • did you ever get an answer for this Samsull? I ran into this same problem today. Feb 10, 2014 at 21:38
  • I think it was a 2.7.1 bug to do with the default statuses in Channel Form
    – Samsull
    Feb 12, 2014 at 17:35

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Pre-2.7, with Safecracker, you were able to go to the Safecracker settings via Add-ons > Modules > Safecracker

SafeCracker Settings

It doesn't appear you can do this with the new Form element of the Channel module. I'd hit up EE support directly for this.

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