Forum user roles and moderator ability — BP 1.2-RC2 / WP 2.9.1
I am running a fresh install of BP 1.2-RC2 for WP 2.9.1 single user (not WPMU). I’ve searched all over and I cannot get a clear answer on this. Here’s what I’m looking to find out:
1. Definition of all the user Roles in Buddypress / bbPress
2. Ability to define or change user Roles if possible
3. Using the above to create true Moderators for the Forums in a Buddypress installation.
Here’s the main issue: I’ve tested various user Roles on my test installation, and it looks like only users who are Administrators or Keymasters can moderate the Forums in Buddypress. This is a problem, as Keymasters have access to nearly the entire wp-admin backend, almost as much as Administrators. I would have thought that the Moderator user level would have limited backend access, but would be able to truly Moderate the Forum — delete topics, for instance. But I tried it, and a user with a Role of Moderator cannot delete topics.
I want to be able to launch this for a new version of a forum that currently have over 15,000 members, and for it to work I’ll need about 10 or 20 Moderators who can edit, delete and close topics and posts as necessary, without access to the backend. This should be easy and built-in, but I can’t make it work.
I notice that the Moderators of this Buddypress forum all have the ability to at least close topics to further discussion. Am I missing something?
Also, what code to add to the template to display a users’s Role next to their user name, the way you are doing here on the Buddypress Forums?
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