Here's the situation. I have a multi-site, WP3.2.1 setup that uses subdirectories.
I want the root blog to be a read-only, no user registration necessary (or wanted) site.
I want a sub-site of the multisite, let's call it http://example.com/subsite, to be a read-only site, but user registration is absolutely necessary. Additionally, an admin needs to approve all user registrations.
I understand that user registration happens at the global WordPress level. What is the workaround, if any, to achieve this only for the sub site? I've tried Pie Register and New User Approve, but every time I register a user, it goes to the root site level to do so. Not only that, but no user is created.
Can anyone tell me how this can be done? Or do I just need to go "old school", back out of the subsite idea, and just slap up a static HTML site and .htaccess password protect it?