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How to change group , blog AND events to approval only (10 posts)

  1. mafgirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello everyone,

    I run a WPMU/buddypress network and want members to have the option to add a blog, but want to approve it before this gets created.
    I have the settings set to "Both sites and user accounts can be registered." as if I choose any of the other settings, no-one including a super admin can create a blog. This does seem to allow new members to choose a blog on signing up, even when I thought all new members are automatically 'subscribers' rather than 'contributors' so should not be able to create a blog let alone write one.. (WE have had some spammers recently adding blogs on sign up)
    I also cannot quite understand how I can find out what kind of role a new user has in network admin. In site admin this is visible, but all my new members are not visible in the site admin unless I manually add them..
    I obviously have something 'wrong' in my settings, but cannot figure out where.
    I should mention that this is my first multisite but have had a WP site for quite a few years, so am familiar with WP, but am still learning the MU part.

    I would also like to change permissions for members to create groups and events ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/eventpress/ ) to 'approval only' where would I change these permissions?

    Thanks ever so much for anyone that can offer advice to help me along :)

  2. Pick Logged in users may register new sites. BUT that wont' solve the problem of spammers. After all, if they can register, they can make a blog.

    Spammers are ... Yeah. Try Bad Behavior and Cookies for Comments plugins. Also there's a .htaccess trick by D'arcy - http://www.darcynorman.net/2009/05/20/stopping-spamblog-registration-in-wordpress-multiuser/

    Now. There's ALSO these two, which may help:
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/moderate-new-blogs/
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/limit-blogs-per-user/

    Finally, the BP Group Management plugin should help manage ... groups.
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-group-management/

    Couldn't tell you about EventPress, as that's a question for the plugin folks. They're tagged in this post, so they SHOULD show up.

  3. mafgirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply Ipstenu!
    I really like the .htaccess trick which we are going to try :)

    I have changed the settings to 'Logged in users may register new sites' and installed the moderate new blogs plugin. It works really well, new blogs are now not visibly/usable until approved by an admin. BUT enabling this option in WPMU also means that nobody can register. Only the 'log in' option remains, where normally the 'sign up' option would be next to it (on our website in the menu bar far right http://www.driverszone.co.uk/activity ).

    I remember now why I choose the 'Both sites and user accounts can be registered' option, as at least it allows new members to register AND create blogs. They can however, do this without needing approval and even during the registration process, which we want to avoid.
    The other two options in WordPress' settings (' Registration is disabled' and 'User accounts may be registered') do either or, but not both.
    'Registration is disabled' obviously disables new members signing up AND also disables blog creation, whilst 'User accounts may be registered' allows new members signing up, but disables blog creation.

    What are my options?

    Group management is a brilliant plugin which I had already installed, but does not give me options to have newly created groups awaiting approval. The options within the plugin are: number of members to display per page, number of groups to display per page, delete the group and manage members (add/demote/promote etc). Any other idea's perhaps?

    Regarding Eventpress, I will post on their forum with this question.

    Thanks so much for your help so far, and hope you or someone else could help me along a little further :)

  4. Yeah, that;'s why I suggested this:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/moderate-new-blogs/

    If you turn on allow-both, and have that plugin, then the users are created, AND you have to approve the blog.

  5. mafgirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Correct. But we would like to avoid new users being able to create a blog on sign up. or is this not something we can change in settings?

    and is it possible to change group creation to approval only?

    Thanks again :)

  6. Tim Moore
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Edited to say: oops, I see you did what I suggested already.

  7. and is it possible to change group creation to approval only?

    Please ask this in the buddypress forums - where no doubt it has been asked and answered already.

    But we would like to avoid new users being able to create a blog on sign up. or is this not something we can change in settings?

    Change your registration settings to "Only logged in users are able to create sites".

  8. mafgirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    But we would like to avoid new users being able to create a blog on sign up. or is this not something we can change in settings?

    Change your registration settings to "Only logged in users are able to create sites".

    In my previous post I said I tried this already :

    I have changed the settings to 'Logged in users may register new sites' and installed the moderate new blogs plugin. It works really well, new blogs are now not visibly/usable until approved by an admin. BUT enabling this option in WPMU also means that nobody can register.

  9. mafgirl
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Andrea, I had a look on buddypress for group creation on approval only/moderation by admin/activated by admin. It has been asked many times before, but there is only one plugin for it: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-restrict-group-creation/ which will not be supported for BP 1.3 or further updates.. :(

    I found another plugin which can block new members from interacting with any buddypress element until activation by admin, but its not quite what I am looking for....
    http://buddypress.org/community/groups/bp-registration-options/
    Anyone else have any ideas/plugins?

  10. Not supported != Does not work.

    I'm using it right now and it's fine.

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