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Permit anonymous visitor to post !!! (6 posts)

  1. capitano83
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,
    i'm a newbie.

    I need on my site that every visitor (without register) can leave a post.
    How can i do that?
    Best regards,
    Max

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Go to your WP admin/options, look at membership. Uncheck both.

  3. Stevish
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm no expert, but I also don't consider myself a newbie.

    From what I understand about wordpress, it would be impossible for anonymous users to post (we're talking about an actual post here, not comments on a post), because first, they need to get in to the dashboard.

    It is possible, however, to create a new user yourself that is named "Anonymous" with a password that is made public on your site (Tell them to click on "Log in" and use username "Anonymous" and password "pass"). Then, while logged in as an administrator, you can change the role of "Anonymous" to Contributor (under the users tab on the site admin page).

    That being said, I would have to recommend that you not use wordpress in this way. There are absolutely no spam checks on new posts, and I think your site could go downhill quickly as soon as a spambot or two found out about it.

  4. Stevish
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Either Kmessinger or I have greatly misunderstood your question. Kmessinger's method applies only to comments, whereas mine applies to posts It really depends on what you're talking about.

  5. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Stevish. True, I thought capitano83 meant comments. I couldn't imagine letting any and everyone make posts. That would be more like a bbs.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yeah, if you're going to allow anybody to post, make something more like a wiki instead. Or a forum.

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