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Help!!! Only one blog, but all members posting like admins?

  • Avatar of Feconroses
    feconroses
    Member

    @feconroses

    Hey! How are you all doing? First of all wanna say that Buddypress is wonderful! Thank you very much andy!

    I have a little question, i want all functionalities of Buddypress but with only 1 blog for all the community! The idea is that all users in the community could post new entries in that community blog, post comments, etc (like administrators).

    Anybody have an idea how i can do this?

    Thank you in advance!!!!

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  • Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
    Participant

    @burtadsit

    It’s crudely possible by just setting ‘only user accounts can be created’ in site > options. Then everyone is a ‘subscriber’. mu doesn’t have a variable setting for default user roles. subscribers can only comment on posts. Gonna hafta manually change them to something else.

    See: http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic.php?id=2292

    for a discussion on this topic.

    I wanna do something similar. I want to create a blog for each group at group creation time (optionally). All group members to have author/contributor roles.

    Groups are the most important component in bp for me. Groups should have a wire, forum, and blog. And a bowling league. Bowling leagues are important too.

    Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
    Participant

    @mikepratt

    @burtadsit Great thread you pointed us to. I came away with the feeling that we can all achieve this objective without a ton of coding but I feel like we should flush out the concept 1st. Conceptually, I am trying to achieve what @feconroses is ….a community with a main central blog that they can post more in-depth pieces than you might find on a forum and then a bunch of groups centered on topics. In a perfect world, I could either give each group a “blog” to post things on or somehow associate tagged main blog posts to a particular group (thru categories maybe?) Bottom line is this: our community is looking for engagement. Not the ability to run their own blog inside a community. BP is clearly well suited but just needs a few tweaks to get there.

    Oh, working on the bowling league plugin

    Avatar of Burt Adsit
    Burt Adsit
    Participant

    @burtadsit

    I found a plugin done by somebody who needed to allow registered mu users to easily subscribe to a bunch of different blogs. I made it more generic.

    See: http://burt.ourcommoninterest.org/2008/11/24/add-registered-users-to-community-blogs-easily-widget/

    Maybe this will work for you as a temp fix.

    Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
    Participant

    @mikepratt

    Not a bad temp fix, thank you. I think I will tinker with the reg code though to achieve this:

    1. new member signs up

    2. they are automatically made an Author of the root blog

    3. I’ll use wp-cms-postcontrol plug in to drastically mod the interface for post entry to keep it simple

    Then the root blog will feel like just another content part of the site

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