Hi guys when a user posts something via the wp frontend it says on user dashboard that it is pending which is great. Then when I login as adsmin and publish the post the original user who created the post has the post taking away and it says 0 posts published instead of just saying Live..its as if when the admin is publishing it is automatically making the admin the publisher ???
WP User Frontend is not doing that. By default in WordPress, you can't assign a post from the edit post screen to a subscriber. So the author dropdown is preselected to you (admin) and why you hit update, it changes the post author. Take a look here.