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Creating a blogging platform with a Superblog (4 posts)

  1. BennyBugatti
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm hoping to create a magazine-like site, which allows new users to create an internal blog using a domain like so: username.domain.com.
    I'm hoping to allow the users to automatically be able to choose their new domain straight away instead of having to sign up and then sign up a url, like tumblr.com. Possibly allowing my users to sign in using twitter or facebook may be an option too.
    It is also important that I have a main "magazine" which allows my users to apply for their articles to be used in the magazine. This would mean that the bloggers have the choice of being able to submit their posts as drafts while simultaneously posting their blog post to their own blog.
    I don't know if this is currently possible though, with or without a plugin.

    Please let me know if you are able to let me know how to do any of these, I apologise if some of these are obvious or not.

  2. allows new users to create an internal blog using a domain like so: username.domain.com.

    that's what multisite gives you.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network
    http://wpebooks.com/2010/09/how-to-enable-multisite-in-wordpress/

    It is also important that I have a main "magazine" which allows my users to apply for their articles to be used in the magazine. This would mean that the bloggers have the choice of being able to submit their posts as drafts while simultaneously posting their blog post to their own blog.

    The blgos are all separate. If you want them to post to the main blog, they have to be added as contributors there. Do-able, yes.

    Being able to post to their own blog and submit a post to main?
    you could do it with modifying the sitewide tags plugins here:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-mu-sitewide-tags/

    to push all posts to the main, but set them on draft for you to approve. that would work.

  3. BennyBugatti
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you ever so much Andrea, you've been of great help, I'm just trying to find my way around the multisite side of things, just hoping it isn't going to be too hard to create a new theme to incorporate this!

  4. You don't have to create a new theme. Use any magazine theme you like. Tho if they sue timthumb for thumbnails, you'll have issues. Just pick one that uses the native thumbnail feature in WP.

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