default permissions for those who create new subsites - wordpressmu (5 posts)

  1. mote
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does anyone know an easy way to change the default role assigned to the user of a newly created blog. By default WPMU assigns the user as an Administrator but I would rather assigns a lower permission so they don't have access to areas such as "settings". Any advice is greatly appreciated!

    "i took this question from another board which was answered bu the guy who answered it, emailed it to the guy instead of posting it for everyone to see... i am hoping someone could answer this question as i find myself in exactly the same circumstance"

    yours truly

  2. You understand that if the user isn't the admin, they can't change plugins etc?

    I press this point every time someone asks about this, because you're circumventing one of the major selling points of WordPress. The power to allow people to run multiple sites with one install.

    Yes, if you create a site, you're the admin. You're supposed to be. If you need to control it more granularly, don't let people make sites.

    I would suggest looking into the following plugins, but at this time, I don't know of one that does exactly what you want.

    Tweak settings for new blogs
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpmu-new-blog-defaults/
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/default-blog-options/

    Keep tabs on new blogs
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/moderate-new-blogs/
    * http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/limit-blogs-per-user/

  3. mote
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi ipstenu,

    thanks for the response, the situation is as follows...

    the people who register for my blog are doing so just to post content and images... they have no use for plugins as i am selecting what they can and cant use from the getgo.

    if indeed they do need admin privileges could i just assign admin rights to those who truly need them from the super network admin dashboard?

    i will check out the plugins suggested but ideally id like to achieve what i set out initially

    thanks again

  4. they have no use for plugins as i am selecting what they can and cant use from the getgo.

    You can hide the plugins menu from them you know.

    Without admin rights, they can't modify anything except posts. No theme tweaks, etc. Which brings the question: If they're only posting, why not use a membership plugin on a single install, combined with Custom Post-Types, and restrict the users to their CPT?

  5. IzMbit
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i am looking for something similar. limited access to the administrator of blogs.

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