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Multisite: Allow guests to sign up and create site automatically? (10 posts)

  1. Quimbly
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,
    One thing I'd like to do is set up a WordPress network, such that any guest stopping by could register and then have an account created for them, which they could start using immediately.

    Is this currently possible with Multisite?

    If not, does anyone have any recommendations about how to accomplish this? I'm an experienced developer, but relatively novice when it comes to WordPress.

    Thanks.

  2. Yes. Just make sure you allow registrations and blog signup :) its in the site options settings ;)

    Do remember that anyone means ... Anyone. You will need to do constant monitoring to keep out the riff raff.

  3. Quimbly
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, reading my post again, I'm not sure I was clear enough.

    Just to get it straight, enabling these options would allow any Joe off the street to register for an account, and then have a live site which they could start blogging on, uploading pictures, etc.? In other words, they would be site admins on their own subdomain/subfolder -- is that right?

    That's what I need. And yes, I agree, monitoring would be difficult!

  4. Yep, that's what it means. You would be running your very own version of WordPress.com basically.

  5. Quimbly
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Awesome, thanks for info!

    As I understand it, the users that register will be admins, but not super-admins. I read that, therefore, they will not be able to install plug-ins. Makes sense. Would they still be able to install a theme, or change the appearance of their blog in any way? I suppose they could edit the HTML for their CSS files. But would there be another way?

  6. wonkybadger
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've just started checking out this feature. Do you know if there is any way to set it up so that an admin has to approve the registration for it to become active? It also seems that a new member can create an infinite amount of sites. Is there a way of setting a cap on how many sites a member can have?

  7. Would they still be able to install a theme, or change the appearance of their blog in any way?

    No, they cannot install themes.

    If the theme has OPTIONS they can use those. It works just like signing up at wordpress.COM. that is what you are providing your users with (minus the extra features wp,com has).

    Do you know if there is any way to set it up so that an admin has to approve the registration for it to become active? Is there a way of setting a cap on how many sites a member can have?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/moderate-new-blogs/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/limit-blogs-per-user/

  8. LKC
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a similar question: the blog I'm setting up is only accesible for users inside our instutions network. For those, I would like to make it as easy as possible to post and make comments. I guess the best I can do in that regard, is to allow users to register themselves.
    I'we set up a number of "single-user" WP blogs before. There, on the options page, you could do that. But this is my first multi-user installation, and I can't seem to find a similar option there?
    Any additional tips and tricks for making it as easy as possible for users to sign in would be greatly appreciated :-)

    Regards
    Lars

  9. LKC - go to the Super Admin menu. Look under Options.

    there's a heading called Registration Options. pick one.

  10. I suppose they could edit the HTML for their CSS files. But would there be another way?

    Let non admins edit the CSS for their themes
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/safecss/

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