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  • ronmcmillan

    (@ronmcmillan)



    Apologies in advance for what is, I am sure, a real newby question, but I am setting up a new WordPress blog site which will be hosted by different individuals who will field their own questions from site visitors.

    My plan is to have a Front Page site run by me — then links to new pages within the website, pages where other contributors can run their own discussions (but have no way of interfering with anyone else’s pages).

    Is it possible to have separate blog pages whose access is limited to only me (as administrator) and to one contributor plus anyone else who wishes to come in as a simple ‘comments’ writer??

    Is there a ‘how to’ page or tutorial or even a plug-in that will help this luddite newcomer to set up such a series of pages within my site?

    Thanks in advance,

    ron

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  • moshu

    (@moshu)

    For starters: WP doesn’t have “multiblog” feature.

    then links to new pages within the website, pages where other contributors can run their own discussions
    If you meant Pages – no, you cannot have posts on Pages.

    Maybe take a look at WP MU (multi-user) http://mu.wordpress.org

    ronmcmillan

    (@ronmcmillan)

    Thanks, Moshu,

    That’s probably what I need. Now I’ll just have to get my head down and learn more about accessing and modifying things like the Web Directory.

    Is there a Help page that spells this sort of thing out in the most basic of terms for total newbies like me?

    ron

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    What is web dictionary? Is it a WordPress related something? If not, you are asking questions in the wrong forum.
    We do not support here anything else than the WP script downloadable from this site.

    kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    Yes, you can do this. Each blog would have its own WP installation and data base. You would link to them from your page (whether a html page or a WP blog with a normal html link. BTW in WP, “Pages” refer to something quite different than html “pages.”

    You can set them up with you as admin and one other person with admin rights. You can also set it up where anyone can comment without joining, or registering.

    It would take time but if all blogs are the same design except for the name that would make it faster for you. To test the concept you can install WP with the default theme (blog design) and then install another default WP in a different directory. You will end up with 2 different blogs.

    And most problems can be solved on your own by experimenting with changes or doing some searching. WP is basically controlled by CSS so you can do much without getting into PHP.

    Good luck,
    Keith

    ronmcmillan

    (@ronmcmillan)

    Reply to Moshu:

    Web Directory is mentioned in the first line of the Download page for WordPress MU:

    http://mu.wordpress.org/download/

    Reply to Keith:

    Thanks for taking the time on that, Keith. I’ll go away and research the difference between a page and a Page!

    Forgive me for keeping up with the boring beginner questions, but does your solution require that the (let’s call them ‘secondary’) blogs would need to have their own domains, in the way that the ‘primary’ blog page (the one I am hosting and administrating) has its own URL?

    If that WAS the case, would the secondary pages then not be differently titled? I run a very simple blog about writing, and hope to allow different authors to blog from their own ‘pages’ (p or P, I don’t know yet!) — but if at all possible, on pages (again, p or P) that have the same blog title as the Home, or Central blog that I run.

    Would that be possible without each author’s page/site needing to operate from a separate, and therefore differently-named location?

    Thanks again to everyone for their kind support.

    ron

    kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    My idea is not an elegant solution like Moshu suggested with mu.wordpress. Given that, there maybe trade-offs and pitfalls I am unaware of so, what I would do is install two copies and do some experimenting. You should also talk to your host about what you want to do.

    You can do close to what you want with sub-domains. If your blog were How to Write Right located at www.mydomain.com then a different blog called How to Write Right-contributor1 could be at www.contributor1.mydomain.com which can point to the directory their copy of WP is located.

    You could name them all the same and just the links pointed to different directories but that would be confusing.

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    Don’t ever use redirected subdomains with WP!

    kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    Hey Moshu. “Redirected subdomains” or just “subdomains?”
    If your are saying don’t ever use subdomains can you tell me why?

    Thanks,
    Keith

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    Redirected.
    Real subdomains are OK. I also have one installed like that.

    But with redirected subdomains I have seen too many problems, frustration etc. in these forums to advise anybody to do it…

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