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  1. b_double
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have been using wordpress for almost three months now as a tool to document my progress on a project. I've received plenty of feedback from people who would also like a means of documentation and I would like to give a few people the capability of being able to post their own blog.

    I get a little confused when I get to the site admin section though....here's what i would like to do:

    create a few usernames and give them permission to post their own blog, edit and manage theirs without being in control of mine.

    i'd like to set up a way of seperating their stuff so that it isn't mixed up with mine....different catagories maybe?

    any help that anyone can give is heavily appreciated.

    thank you

  2. w3central
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    An easy solution would be to create a category "username" and make subcategories. Then the permalink could become /john/linux/ or so. Another option is to use one of the wordpress-multiblog solutions.

  3. b_double
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    that's a good idea, i was toying around with the categories while i was waiting for an answer and one thing i found is that, it doesn't matter what category a post is in......when you open the main blog page http://www.mywebsite.com/blog

    it shows the most recent posts regardless of category.

    is there a way then, to create an opening page that shows no posts, or maybe an introductory post and from there people can click on the category of the person they want to read about rather than having everyone's all mixed up?

  4. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Trying to keep everything seperate from authors in "regular" wp can lead to some serious tag hacking. You might want to look at the Multi-user flavor instead? http://mu.wordpress.org/

  5. b_double
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    handysolo, can i install the multi user wordpress without sacrificing the posts i already have in regular wordpress?

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I must confess that I haven't a clue. :-\

    Perhaps the folks over at http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/ will know though.

    Also, I just recalled this other one too: http://lyceum.ibiblio.org/about

  7. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Sounds like you want the role manager plugin: http://redalt.com/wiki/Role+Manager.

    It allows you to set up users so that they can write and edit their own posts and pages but not be able to edit other people's. It gives fine control over whether people can edit categories, activate plugins, upload files, etc. It's very cool.

  8. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    But does that plugin addresses his last concern:
    is there a way then, to create an opening page that shows no posts, or maybe an introductory post and from there people can click on the category of the person they want to read about rather than having everyone's all mixed up?

    I know it could be done with some serious theme "hacking", but at that point it seems wiser to go to a multi user flavor (to me, at least)

  9. Bodhipaksa
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    But does that plugin addresses his last concern:

    is there a way then, to create an opening page that shows no posts, or maybe an introductory post and from there people can click on the category of the person they want to read about rather than having everyone's all mixed up?

    No, but that's not too hard to accomplish. He could put a welcome post on the first page and limit that page to show only one post. I've done that one one of the blogs I'm in the proces of setting up, which will be a multi-user blog.

    And with a tiny bit of hacking it wouldn't be difficult to have link to each author's posts in the sidebar. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/the_author_posts_link

    So there would be different ways to organize posts: by date, by category, by author. Gives the site visitor a lot of flexibility.

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