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Can I make WordPress do what Scoop does? (4 posts)

  1. thenationalgadfly
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am new to blogging, currently using WordPress on my own hosted site The National Gadfly. I want to set my site up in a similar fashion to DailyKos/MyDD and other collaborative contribution sites. I have a list of things that I want my site to do, but I don't know how to do them in WP.
    - give front-page access to multiple bloggers
    - allow readers to post and recommend diaries in a sidebar
    - promote user diaries on a case-by-case basis
    - allow readers to rate one another's comments, ban trolls, and add special sidebar features from time to time

    Over at the DailyKos, they use Scoop and paid some developers to make it into what they want. Can I do the things that I mentioned, in WordPress?

  2. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello there, not exactly a Scoop thing, IMHO WordPress Multi-User or WPMU is where you can build a multiple blogs with multiple users and get feeds from other affiliate sites. Add BuddyPress plugin and you've got social networking as well. Aggregate sitewide blog posts, categories, tags, comments, etc. on a customized home page. Caveat: read the WPMU Readme first if this is something you would be interested in.

  3. thenationalgadfly
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I looked at WPMU. It seems like it could work, but I'm not looking for multiple blogs per se. I am looking for one blog with two levels of contributing users. The initial & primary user posts whatever they want and it shows up in a sidebar, ordered by how recently it was posted. The second level of user is able to post in the main section of the front page.

    Do you think that WPMU can do that?

  4. @mercime
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am looking for one blog with two levels of contributing users

    Single WordPress blog can handle multiple users with different Roles/Capabilities.

    The initial & primary user posts whatever they want and it shows up in a sidebar, ordered by how recently it was posted

    Yup, either use Recent Posts widget or hardcode to sidebar.

    The second level of user is able to post in the main section of the front page.

    Assign a category to that user and get the homepage to bring up posts/list of posts by that user in that category.

    WPMU can do that too of course, but based on what you posted, single WP is good to go for you.

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