Turns a WordPress Multisite installation into a CPD (Continuous Professional Development) journal platform.
Adding Participants and Supervisors You can add Participants and Supervisors like any other users, but after adding the new user you are taken to the new user's profile where you are able to:
Editing and deleting Participants and Supervisors
Participant activity There are 2 additional dashboard widgets available to allow Administrators and Supervisors to monitor Participant activity (and to identify where to provide support and encouragement).
Orphaned Participants and redundant Supervisors Another dashboard widget shows a list of Participants who do not have Supervisors assigned to them and any Supervisors with no Paticipants to look after. This information is also emailed to the Site Administrator each night at 2am.
Settings At present the only configuration option available for the CPD journals plugin is the default options for new journal/blogs. These options are passed to the function wpmu_create_blog as the $meta paratmeter when new journals are created. This allows the site-admin to set defaults such as:
Themes and plugins The Site Administrator can install and enable any standard WordPress themes and plugins. However, care should be taken to ensure that themes/plugins that allow abitrary PHP code to be inserted and run by Participants (or Supervisors). Providing a wide variety of configuratable themes to allow Participants to personalise thir journals and feel more ownership over them.
The default blog Every new user (Participants, Supervisors or standard WordPress users) get subscriber access to the default site blog. This allows the default blog to be used to keep all users upto date with what is happening on the platform as a whole or news about the CPD programme itself.
A Supervisor is essentially an administrator for a standard WordPress site. This allows them to do all the things that the Network Administrator allows them to, generally this includes: * adding, removing and editing users' profiles * creating, editing and deleting all posts and pages * activating and configuring plugins and themes (but not installing) As this is all standard WordPress functionality, help, advice and support can be found on the WordPress.org documentation and support community.
Participants are administrators of their own journal and have all of the standard permissions that a WordPress Admin has, except: * They cannot edit or delete the posts or pages of other users * They cannot edit the profile or users who are Supervisors or Administrators. Nor can they create new users in these roles. For help and advice on how to use WordPress to write and share CPD journals, refer to the WordPress.org support community.
This plugin was developed by Saul Cozens of CZN Digital, but was paid for by Sheffield University who requested that it be written to be useful to other organisations as well and released to the community as Open Source. Thank you to them.