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[resolved] MultiSite - user option on parent, diff btwn subscriber VS Event Contr (5 posts)

  1. AardvarkGirl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    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'?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/the-events-calendar/

  2. Rob La Gatta
    Modern Tribe Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there Aardvarkgirl. Thanks for the note, and for your explanation of how you've gotten to where you are so far...based on what I'm seeing here, you aren't doing anything wrong. This is more a byproduct of how the plugin is built: there is no way for child sites to automatically push events to a parent site, shy of finding some third-party plugin that can carry the event data over. We have this on the works in our end and should have better multisite support in that capacity released in the 2.1 lifecycle...but at this point, while the plugin WORKS on multisite networks, events themselves need to be limited to a specific site within that network.

    Hope that helps and sorry I couldn't offer up more. If you have further questions or if I misunderstood the request here, please let me know and I'll adjust my response accordingly.

  3. AardvarkGirl
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    there is no way for child sites to automatically push events to a parent site

    That isn't what I was trying to describe. Not pushing calendar events either way (as in being posted from a child and showing on a parent, or vice versa).

    I'm talking about giving someone a user role on the parent site, that they can flat out login to the parent site as a 'subscriber' or 'contributor' or 'administrator'.

    I can give the admin of a child-site a user 'role' (subscriber, contributor etc) on the parent site.

    Let's say I give Child-Site-A administrator a user role of 'Contributor' on the Parent-Site. They can login to Parent-Site as a 'Contributor' and then...

    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.

    In the role selection choices I see all the standard WP choices from subscriber all the way up to administrator, and INCLUDING "Event Contributor".

    What is that user role (on the parent site) for if they can not post to the parent calendar... it is the same as giving them the role of subscriber. While (the WP) role of 'Contributor' CAN post to the calendar.... but also do all the other things a 'Contributor' can do.

    And, as another question, if someone is only a 'subscriber' then why can they even see the "Events" in the admin (left hand) menu (along with the choice to access their profile)... if they can't even access it (isn't it kind of confusing)?

    And that lead me to ask why somone who is given the role of "Event Contributor" gets the same thing as a subscriber (they can see the Events in the admin but don't get to select it).

    Should I take some screen shots?

    The in the parent-site admin, logged in as the admin, looking at a 'user' profile, selected as "Event Contributor"

    http://ratest1.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/User-Role1.jpg

    This in the parent-site admin, logged in as the user (above), looking at their own profile.
    http://ratest1.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/User-Role2.jpg

    This is the same exact view (and behavior from the Events menu) they would get if they were merely a subscriber.

    What I am asking is, what is the point of the role choice of "Event Contributor"?

    If I assign a user the role of (the WordPress standard) "Contributor" then that user can contribute to the calendar, but also do everything else a "Contributor" can do.

    Why can't the role of "Event Contributor" contribute to the calendar like the (WP) role of "Contributor"?

  4. Rob La Gatta
    Modern Tribe Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey there AardvarkGirl. Thanks for the follow-up here. Is it possible this EVENT CONTRIBUTOR role was created via some other plugin you've used in the past? I'm not seeing that role at all when I use The Events Calendar/Events Calendar PRO, which makes me think it's being generated somewhere else. Either via an older, non Modern Tribe events calendar...or some third-party role manager. Is this possible?

  5. Rob La Gatta
    Modern Tribe Support
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just wanted to check in again here, AardvarkGirl. Do you need anything else from us on this? Did you end up getting it resolved?

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