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Blog that any registered user can post to (7 posts)

  1. vazzeroni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I would like this to be possible. Is it? Is there any plugin that will do it for me? (Aren't I posting to one right now, in fact, since this site runs on WordPress?)

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No, this site is not running WordPress, jsut for the record.

    Yes, it's possible. No plugin needed.
    Make all your registrants Contributors.
    Go through your own admin panel and its subpanels to get familiar with the tool you are using.

  3. vazzeroni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ah. Yes, I know that I can do users individually... but there are several thousand users - I don't want to do them all individually. I just want to be able to flip a switch that says "All registered users, including ones that haven't registered yet, can post to this blog."

  4. vazzeroni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    ...or maybe I should just install forum software and integrate it somehow, since I basically want one of my blogs to be a forum.

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    1. In Administration > Settings > General, change your New User Default Role to Contributor, so all new users get that Role.
    2. Backup your database.
    3. Make sure Step 2 is completed and verified.
    4. User phpMyAdmin to execute this SQL statement to change all existing subscribers to contributors (assumes your $table prefix is 'wp_') :

    UPDATE wp_usermeta SET meta_value = 'a:1:{s:11:"contributor";b:1;}' WHERE meta_value = 'a:1:{s:10:"subscriber";b:1;}'

  6. vazzeroni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you for your suggestion... however I totally failed to mention that I'm using WordPress-MU, which would make it hard for you to answer my question correctly!

    I take it you can't do this in WordPress-MU, as that doesn't exist on my Administration -> Settings -> General page... is there any interface for setting default user roles in WordPress-MU?

  7. vazzeroni
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Never mind, I figured this out, I did what is described here: http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=2292

    Thanks, and sorry for posting to the wrong forum!

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