Currently, it is not possible to change the owner of a content item through the Sitefinity backend UI. We have logged this as a feature request in our feedback portal on the following link
and we hope that we will have this functionality out of the box for our future releases.
Currently, you can change the owner of a content item using our API. There is an Owner
property for every content item so if you use for example our sample for Modifying blog posts from this documentation article
, you could set the new Owner
. Here is a sample code for your convenience for changing the owner of a blog post:
BlogsManager blogsManager = BlogsManager.GetManager();
//Get the master version.
BlogPost master = blogsManager.GetBlogPosts().Where(b => b.Title == blogPostTitle && b.Status == Telerik.Sitefinity.GenericContent.Model.ContentLifecycleStatus.Master).FirstOrDefault();
// Find the user who will be the new Owner
UserManager usermanager = UserManager.GetManager();
var adminUser = usermanager.GetUsers().Where(u => u.UserName == adminUserName).FirstOrDefault();
master.Owner = adminUser.Id;
master.LastModified = DateTime.UtcNow;
//Publish the news item.
var bag =
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