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[resolved] can the author of a user submitted post edit it (7 posts)

  1. blogdropper
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, I'm in the process of setting up a wordpress site where users can post natural cures that worked for them, and others can search for a cure. I understand that the User Submitted Posts plugin would be a good choice for this. Does this plugin allow that only the author of the post (and admin) can edit it? and that other site users can view the post and add comments. Also would it be possible to collect post content into a mysql table?

    Thanks for your help
    David

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/user-submitted-posts/

  2. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Does this plugin allow that only the author of the post (and admin) can edit it?

    Yes, if the user is logged in to WP, they can edit their posts via the Admin Area.

    and that other site users can view the post and add comments.

    Yes, that is just basic WP functionality.

    Also would it be possible to collect post content into a mysql table?

    Yes, all WP posts are stored in the WP database. When a user submits a post via User Submitted Posts, it's treated just like a normal WP post, with a title, author, tags, categories, and so on. All stored in the database.

  3. blogdropper
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jeff, Thanks for your detailed reply.
    Would it be possible for the author of a post to edit it without having to access the Admin Area, for instance if he was the owner of the post then an edit button would be visible on the page.
    Thanks for your help
    David

  4. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    No, but it's trivial to add a link/button to the Admin Area, so users can edit their posts with the most robust set of tools possible.

  5. blogdropper
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, and can I limit access to the Admin Area to just editing their post?

    Your help's much appreciated.
    David

  6. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sure, WP has different roles that grant users access to different parts of the admin; for example, registering new users as contributors will limit their admin access to their posts and their user profile (so they can edit, modify etc). Here is more info:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities

    User Submitted Posts includes a setting for selecting which role should be assigned to newly registered users for precisely this purpose.

  7. blogdropper
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Jeff thanks very much for your patience and detailed replies - I'm a complete novice with a big idea.

    David

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