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Contributors cum Moderators (7 posts)

  1. Ramnath
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    How can Subscribers/Contributors be given access to moderate comments (ONLY apart from their normal tasks). Any other way outs other than the Role Manager plugin?

  2. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    the role manager plugin is a good choice... I'm not sure what easier way you can imagine to do something role-related, but non-standard.

  3. Ramnath
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ok Ivovic ..

    Any other backend hacks other than the Role Manager plugin?

  4. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm not sure what you're asking - the role manager allows you to add the "moderate comments" capability to any user or role, by ticking a tickbox.

    I don't know if any other hack is necessary as I haven't tested this, but you can easily enough.

  5. Ramnath
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I don't know if any other hack is necessary as I haven't tested this, but you can easily enough.

    What I want ot figure out here is can we just assign the role of comment moderation to subscribers/contibuters without taking the help of Role Manager?

  6. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    that's completely irrational.

    sorry, but you're nuts.

    you have a nail in front of you... and access to a hammer, but you're asking if you could maybe use something else to beat it in.

    what's wrong with you?

    use role manager because THAT'S WHAT IT'S FOR. You can then deactivate it if you really want, nothing is forever.

  7. GlobetrotterSA
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I enabled the "moderate comments" option for the Contributor role in the Role Manager plugin. It doesn't work.
    When you log in as a Contributor and try to approve a comment, it says you have no edit comments rights.
    There is no 'edit comments' role that you can enable in the Role Manager. I have tested this several times, the "moderate comments" feature in Role Manager does not appear to enable the sufficient rights in order for it to work.

    You can enabled other rights like "edit posts"/edit other's posts etc. but then the Contributor will have access to change every other Contributor's posts on that blog as well, which of course cannot be allowed.

    Giving Contributors the ability to moderate/approve COMMENTS on their blog posts (without having the ability to approve POSTS) is an important feature. If anyone has an alternative solution or maybe a different plugin that can do this, please post info.

    Thanks!

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