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[resolved] What exactly is "no role for this site" do (16 posts)

  1. humbleopinion
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I changed my blog to the login to post for a few days, due to a large amount of spammers.

    I noticed that a few spammers had decided to register and when I went to edit them, noticed "no role for this site" under the edit user portion.
    Is there anything that this role does?
    Thanks!

  2. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, it gives users no role for a site. Which is useful for, say, multisite.

  3. humbleopinion
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Mrmist. SO it is great to use it when you have a spammer who registered for the site?

  4. mrmist
    Forum Janitor
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Erm, assuming you don't just remove the spam account, yeah you could do that.

  5. humbleopinion
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks! It just temporary anyways. I removed them, but was curious! Thanks!

  6. Tranny
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Trouble with deleting an account is that the offender may use the very same email address to register again. That's one of the downfalls of WP. Would setting the account to no role do the same trick as banning?

  7. MultiSite you can mark users as spam.

    Setting the account to no-role WILL have that same effect.

    You may want to consider http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ban-hammer/ and put the known morons in that list, to stop them from registering at all.

  8. Kathy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    I run several blogs where I would rather not delete bloggers that are no longer writing for us. I started using "No role for this site" so I could keep their articles intact, and prevent them from being able to log in, without having to delete the author and transfer the articles to another author.

    Is this a good way to use this role?

    Thanks!
    Kathy

  9. You may as well set them to subscribers at that point. They can log in, comment, but do nothing else. I don't even think they can edit their own posts.

  10. Kathy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, but "No role for this site" works as well, if I don't want/need them in the "Subscriber" role?

    Thanks again

  11. It may have weird issues if they try to comment on your site. Can't remember off the top of my head.

  12. Kathy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Those that leave comment on our sites, don't have a Subscriber accounts, we use Disqus for our comment system.

    My main concern is that we don't lose the articles, and that past bloggers can't log into the site.

    :)

  13. Oh well, if you're using Disqus, you're fine :)

  14. Kathy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, so I assume it's ok to use the "No role for this site" in place of deleting bloggers, correct?

    Thanks

  15. Yep. It'll disable the account, basically.

    You can make your own secondary account, set it to no role, and see for your self.

  16. Kathy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok, thanks! :D

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