I'm new to MutiSites, been tinkering with it for about 2 days now.
I've installed The Events Calendar. Got it showing up in both the parent and children sites. Good.
DESIRE: to have Child-Sites be able to contribute to the Parent-Site calendar.
PROBLEM: I'm not seeing the difference (in usability) between the user role of 'SUBSCRIBER' and 'Events Contributor'.
Now, in the Parent-Site in the users panel, I can open one of the Child-Site admin users and select their role for the parent-site.
A. If I select 'NO ROLE FOR THIS USER' and go to that Child-Site's dashboard I don't get access to the Parent-Site dashboard.
B. If I select 'SUBSCRIBER' and go to that Child-Site's dashboard I can see the Parent-Site dashboard and on it I see and can access the profile block and I see the Events block but when I mouse over it I get a blank 'fly out' and when clicked I get a 'you do not have permissions' message (should I even be able to see that as a 'subscriber'?).
Ok. Good so far.
C. If I select 'CONTRIBUTOR' and go to that Child-Site's dashboard I can see the Parent-Site dashboard and on it I see and access the profile and posts/comments block (as expected) and the Events block with the ability to create and 'submit for review' an event. And once logged in as the Parent-Site/Network Super Admin I can see the event is in 'pending' status.
Ok. Got it. But I don't want my Child-Sites to be able to access posts/comments on the Parent-Site. So I move on to the next choice...
And here is where I get confused.
D. If I select 'EVENT CONTRIBUTOR' and go to that Child-Site's dashboard I get the same exact results as setting it to 'SUBSCRIBER'.
Now, in my mind I'm thinking that 'EVENT CONTRIBUTOR' should be able to add to the calendar just as the contributor can... with out everything else the contributor can do.
Am I wrong in my thinking? If so, then what is the purpose of the choice 'EVENT CONTRIBUTOR'?