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Post security extensions? (6 posts)

  1. sarahmichelef
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all,
    My name is Sarah Michele Ford. I'm a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Massachusetts, and I'm writing my dissertation on changes in contemporary conceptions of public and private. To that end, I am doing an in-depth study of personal bloggers and how they think about public and private. Before I can write my survey, though, I need to understand the post security features available on the various blogging systems.

    To that end, I turn to you folks here. What post security extensions exist for WordPress? (I'm a wordpress.com user, so I'm familiar with the global and post-by-post controls on that side of things.) How are they used? What sorts of control do they give you?

    I'll keep an eye on responses here, or you can e-mail me your thoughts/information at ford - at - soc - dot - umass - dot - edu.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Could you define "post security extension"?

  3. sarahmichelef
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sure... I'm interested in how bloggers control access to their posts - are there access lists for the entire blog, for individual posts, etc.

  4. Fortes
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Sarah,

    I have a plugin called Post Levelsthat several people use for keeping their posts private. You can find it here: http://fortes.com/projects/wordpress/postlevels

  5. sarahmichelef
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    fil, that's exactly the sort of thing I'm looking for - thanks for the link!

  6. LostInNetwork
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You should also look at the "Role Manager" plugin and the "Category Visibility" plugin. Together they are a powerfull combo. Role Manager lets you define groups of readers if you want (like public, member, inner circle or public, friends, family...) , and Category Visibility lets you decide what they see.

    I know that this works for a small organization, but people are probably using this kind of solution to private blogs, too. I would if I were a private blogger.

    Newest version of R-M: http://www.im-web-gefunden.de/wordpress-plugins/role-manager/

    Cat Vis: http://ryowebsite.com/?p=46

    Haven't you been here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins/Restriction ?

    Look at the alternatives, then install Democracy 2, and let us participate in a fun poll. It might(?) give you some sort of idea of the popularity of these. Or then not.

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