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Allow users to "sign-up" to my blog and post blog articles of their own

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by wizzkidd, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. wizzkidd

    wizzkidd Junior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I have built my blog in such a way that it is a movie sharing site. At the moment I am the only one who can log in and create a new article/post with the relevent information etc about a new movie.

    What I would like to do is allow people to "sign-up", and once i have approved them, they are issued a username and password so they can login as a "member" and have access to the "Create New Post" section. This way they can create a post about a new movie.

    Are there any plugins that can do this?

    Thanks,

    Neil.
     
  2. IKbentim

    IKbentim Power Member

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    Worldpress can do this out of the box i think
     
  3. wizzkidd

    wizzkidd Junior Member

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    I was hoping so, but I couldnt find anything. The only thing i found was the option to tick a box under "Membership" to allow anyone to register. But in doing so, I cant see what its done to my site (there are no visible changes to the site)

    Im googling for help at the moment but not having any luck thus far.
     
  4. eniviD

    eniviD Junior Member

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    I beleive when a user signs up, if you have the blog set up correctly
    They can submit posts if you give them the permission needed to do so,
    You can then review the submitted posts, & choose whether to allow them or not
     
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    In basic wordpress, you have to change the access of the person that registered before he/she could post anything.

    The plugin tdo mini forms seems to work, but it does work for every user not just registered as i see it.
     
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    M.N.A Registered Member

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    Your blog will be full of spam.
     
  7. wizzkidd

    wizzkidd Junior Member

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    OK so I've realised that using the out-the-box methods I can allow users to subscribe and automatically be given the "contributor" role, which will allow them to login to the back end and write a post. Seems interesting, but thats like letting a stranger into your house and telling them their restricted to just the study room and must not go anywhere else cos we've locked those doors... However some doors are still open.

    So I found various plugins to restrict the "contributor" role even further, but not 100% to my liking. Also, I have a specialized theme, and then having someone come in through the back door and into the admin area which is not skinned/themed is a pain, i dont want to have to modify the code for the non-themed areas of wordpress.

    Well, I found a plugin that will allow me to make a "Create New Post" form on the frontend of the site (so long as they've logged in they can use it). It's called TDO Mini Forms (thanks ronegraT), but after several hours of messing about I have found that plugin out the box is reasonably simple, but when you want to customize it to appear to be the same as my "modified" version of the "Create New Post" which I use on the back end, it gets very very difficult.

    I dont suppose anyone out there knows TDO Mini Forms very well and is willing to help me out (payment can be offered as an insentive). Or better yet, any other alternative solutions?

    PS. M.N.A, I have to manually authorise users who register, so I wont be authorising any spambots, and if I accidently do, i'll just delete them and their posts - some of these plugins, such as TDO Mini Forms, has spam protection and auto-blocking mechanisms built in - very neat!

    Thanks,

    Neil