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Incoming RSS to Blog - Set Owner?

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  1. Mark
    Mark avatar
    147 posts
    01 Jun 2010
    20 Jan 2012
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    I have an incoming RSS feed that publishes to my Sitefinity blog. When my content people review the draft and post it the owner comes back as 'User Not Found'. Is there a way to set the owner?
  2. Boyan Barnev
    Boyan Barnev avatar
    1429 posts
    28 Aug 2017
    21 Jan 2012
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    Hi Mark,

    By default the Owner of the blog post should be set to the Owner of the Blog they are created under. If the user who created that particular blog does not exist anymore it is normal for Sitefinity to display 'User Not Found'. One option would be to recreate the blog with an existing user, or try to change the owner programatically like this:
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                var manager = UserManager.GetManager();
                var newOwner = manager.GetUser("MyUser").Id;
                ChangeBlogAndPostsOwner("MyBlog", newOwner);
            public void ChangeBlogAndPostsOwner( string blogTitle, Guid ownerId)
                var myBlog = App.WorkWith().Blogs().Where(b => b.Title == blogTitle).ForEach(b =>
                        b.Owner = ownerId;
                App.WorkWith().BlogPosts().Where(bp => bp.Parent == myBlog.Id).ForEach(bp =>
                        bp.Owner = ownerId;

    Kind regards,
    Boyan Barnev
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