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Before starting a few questions (limiting access to posts, email validation) (3 posts)

  1. _Darkman_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi there,

    i plan to setup a new blog and want to have a couple of features.
    While searching for a new blog software i found wordpress ;-)
    But anyway, here is what i want to have:
    A blog, readable by "everyone" (even not logged ins) but with the
    following limits:
    - Comments etc. are only possible for registered users
    - Special Posts are only avaiable to a special group of users (they
    should not have any rights beside commenting, e.g. not able to
    write own posts). Would be ok if they have to belong to a special
    category
    - Account validation (register should be validated by email)

    I found a couple of plugins, especially for the special posts
    stuff, but some of them seem to be not maintained anymore, others
    "leak" informations like postcount etc. which i definitivly do not
    want. So if anyone has some recommendations, i'd like to hear from
    you ;)

    Thanks and regards,
    Darkman

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    - Comments etc. are only possible for registered users
    Done in the admin area - native to WP.

    Special Posts are only avaiable to a special group of users (they
    should not have any rights beside commenting, e.g. not able to
    write own posts). Would be ok if they have to belong to a special
    category.
    No problem - this can even be enhanced with the Role Manager Plugin:
    http://redalt.com/wiki/Role+Manager

    Account validation (register should be validated by email)
    Setup in admin area - native to WP

    I found a couple of plugins, especially for the special posts
    stuff, but some of them seem to be not maintained anymore, others
    "leak" informations like postcount etc. which i definitivly do not
    want. So if anyone has some recommendations, i'd like to hear from
    you ;)
    I run over 50 plugins on my site - see if you like any of them:
    http://www.comeuphither.com/blog/plugins/
    Also, search the codex - there is a reliable plugin for almost anything you can think of.

  3. _Darkman_
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi samboll,

    thanks for your quick answer! (I'm really surprised about the speed
    of your answer :)

    Will have a look, role manager looks like what i want... :)

    Thanks and happy word pressing ;)

    Darkman

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