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  • Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    A few weeks ago Andy made a post suggesting that if you do not wish for new users to create blogs (just sign up to the main blog as members), simply turn off blog registration in WPMU and do not install bp-blogs.

    Has anyone tried this yet? If so, results?

    Thx

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  • Yeah this works, I’ve done it on a recent install of BP where I didn’t want the WordPress admin interface being used. When the ability to update your blog from the main frontend comes along, I’ll re-enable.

    Jordan

    Avatar of Gogoplata
    gogoplata
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    @gogoplata

    I still installed bp-blogs, but disabled registrations and it worked perfectly.

    Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    @gogoplata

    So you set it to “Only user account can be created”, correct?

    Thx

    Avatar of Gogoplata
    gogoplata
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    @gogoplata

    Yep.

    Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    I notice if you do install bp-blogs, the top nav bar then gives you the option to “create a blog”, so I went without installing it. Seems to be working fine.

    Thx

    Avatar of Gogoplata
    gogoplata
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    @gogoplata

    Right, that’s the only downside. I only disabled it temporarily, which is why I still installed the blog component but if you never intend on allowing blogs not having it installed is probably for the best.

    Avatar of Gogoplata
    gogoplata
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    @gogoplata

    I should note, though, that the “Creat a Blog” function doesn’t work, it’s just a link to a page that says registrations are disabled.

    Just out of curiosity, are there any consequences to be aware of if I choose to launch without blogs initially, and then allow my users to create them in the future? For my particular target I like the idea of having a guaranteed new feature release in my pocket.

    Also, what happens to existing blogs if you turn off blog registrations? I assume nothing and that the admin can still create blogs. Just looking for a confirmation on that.

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    None at all. The blogs ability you can turn off and on as you’d like, even on a whim.

    You’re exactly right. Turning off blog registration only disallows new blogs to be made when registering and by currently registered users. As a site admin you can still create new blogs and even assign blogs to individual users. The backend is still open to you, but not to other non-admins.

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