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Assign a great number of editors to some specific pages

  1. chrisfmasse
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    Right now, if you are an editor in WordPress, you can edit any posts and pages. Hence, the administrator of a big group blog would not have many editors ---because the blog posters would not like the idea that their colleagues can edit their posts.

    But it would be great to be able to have a great number of editors for some specific pages. That way, any group blog powered by WordPress would be able to tap in the "wisdom of crowds" (see James Surowiecki book by the same name) ---the same way Wikipedia does. For more on Wikipedia, see these two posts:
    http://www.midasoracle.org/2007/12/21/amateur-experts-yahoo-answers-vs-wisdom-of-crowds-collective-intelligence-wikipedia/
    http://www.midasoracle.org/2007/12/21/amateur-journalists-bloggers-vs-professional-journalists-msm-vs-wisdom-of-crowds-collective-intelligence-wikipedia/

    Collective intelligence (a.k.a. wisdom of crowds) is a mechanism at the heart of Google PageRank, Wikipedia, open-source software, prediction markets, etc. It is very powerful. WordPress could tap into that very easily, by allowing a page-by-page editing role.

    The WP admin would set who are the editor(s) of a particular page ---one registered person, two, a bunch of blog authors... or any internet citizens like in Wikipedia.

    Thanks a lot for your attention. Contact me for more info, or leave a comment below.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  2. davidszp
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    It would be interesting to see implementations of this for both posts and pages; perhaps with a post being able to have multiple authors? Sounds like a fundamental change though, not sure if it's worth it but I would certainly like it as I use WP as a CMS where pages are heavily used. I haven't used the Role Manager Plugin yet but it sounds like it may offer some of this control (from a security standpoint); checking that out further is on my to-do list.

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  3. chrisfmasse
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    Hi David,
    Thanks for your comment. As you wrote, WordPress is used more and more as a CMS. And corporations are "crowdsourcing" more and more ---i.e., using wisdom of crowds applications like MediaWiki, prediction markets, etc. It would make sense to have the page-by-page editing role capability implemented either by a plugin or by the WP core.
    I'll review the Role Manager Plugin:
    http://www.irakrakow.com/wptips/2006/05/04/role-manager-plugin-fine-tune-wordpress-authorization/

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. meamusta
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    I think Role Scoper is the plugin to use for this purpose.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  5. cehwitham
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    As well as single, a couple or a bunch of authors, groups of authors would be useful.

    Posted: 4 years ago #

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    This is plugin territory