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Proposals for improvements of WP (8 posts)

  1. beinar
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    WP seems to be mainly aimed at personal blogs. Comments are very important, but posts from other than the blog owner are not emphasised. In the general setting you can set a number of parameters about comments, but nothing about posts. For example "Mail me when someone make a comment" is there, but there are no "Mail me when someone submits a post". Why?

    I'm currently building av web site for a small organisation and we would like members to post - without going into the administrator's panel.
    After a lot of work I created a solution that worked for us by a combination of Contact Form 7 and Postie plus some code writing taken from the Codex. I also used Peter's Login Redirect to take people away from adnin.panel. But why isn't it there right from the beginning?
    I realise that a web site like ours is not the most frequent but is it really quite unique…. or?

    To improve and broaden WP, i propose the following to next up grade version:

    1. POST BY EMAIL.
    Make it possible - and easy - for anyone to post via email. Create a form like Contact Form 7, but better. Create a sector of settings like those in Postie. Important is to give room for a least two mail addresses (one to the "secret mail address" and one to the administrator). Also important to allow different posting possibilities (like Publish, Pending, etc).
    2. POST FROM LOGGED IN PERSONS
    It should be possible to create a permission level called "post from outside" or similar with permission to write posts, but nothing else and not giving these writers admission to the administrator's panel at all.
    3. KEEP PERSONS WITH LOWEST PERMISSION LEVELS AWAY FROM THE ADMIN PANEL
    Writers with lowest permission status should not be directed to the administration panel at all. It just confuses them. There should be a choice for the administrator to direct them to any page.
    4. NOTIFICATIONS ABOUT POSTS IN THE WORDPRESS APP
    In the WP app for smart phones there are no notifications for new posts coming in. Please add that! If I, as administrator, got a notification about a new post, I could publish it on the fly.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    1. See Post_to_your_blog_using_email.

    2. This should be possible using the Contributor or Author roles.

    3. This should be possible using a suitable plugin.

    4. Try asking about this in http://android.forums.wordpress.org/

  3. beinar
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    1. I shall look into that. At the moment I'm quite pleased with Contact Form 7.
    2 Sorry, but that's the problem: You cannot keep Contributors or Authors away from the Admin panel!
    3. Sure, but why is it not there from the beginning?
    4. I will do that. Is there a similar for iPhone?
    I would like to forward these points of view to the development teat at WP. How can I do that?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    You cannot keep Contributors or Authors away from the Admin panel!

    Use a plugin for this.

    why is it not there from the beginning?

    Because the vast majority of site owners want their users to have access to their profiles and, when appropriate, their own Posts.

    Is there a similar for iPhone?

    http://iphone.wordpress.org/ or use the Mobile link at the top of this page.

    I would like to forward these points of view to the development teat at WP

    There is no "team". WordPress is a community developed application and this forum is the only contact point.

  5. beinar
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I still think that what I propose should be built in in WP
    Could you give me an idea of some plugins that prevent users to reach Admin. panel?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

  7. beinar
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks! Looks interesting.

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