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[Resolved] Understanding the "Member" role in BuddyPress

  • Avatar of tonewilliams
    tonewilliams
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    @tonewilliams

    I have intermediate experience with WordPress. Using version 3.5.1 and BuddyPress 1.6.3.

    I am having a difficult time understanding the capabilities of the role labeled “Members”. I say this because members are apparently able to create posts; it is listed on the grey toolbar for any new BuddyPress user. They can even choose post categories I don’t want them to have access to.

    How do I manage the Member role so that it doesn’t even give them the option to create a WordPress post? They may post freely within the BuddyPress components, but not create WordPress posts.

    Thanks.

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  • Avatar of @ubernaut
    @ubernaut
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    @ubernaut

    that’s not normal maybe your general wp settings are making new users something other then subscribers? the default member role does not grant posting capability.

    Avatar of Renato Alves
    Renato Alves
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    @espellcaste

    @tonewilliams When you say “post”, you mean post/activity, right? Or are you talking about “post” as in a blog post?

    Avatar of @ubernaut
    @ubernaut
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    @ubernaut

    i think he must be since he’s talking about the admin bar and categories

    Avatar of tonewilliams
    tonewilliams
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    @tonewilliams

    That’s correct, a blog post. My WordPress was set to default to a role called “Member”. I’m not sure how or why. I changed it back to “Subscriber” all seems well now. The blog post option no longer appears in the top bar. :)

    Thank you two for your help.

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