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    Word Press - allow guests to post entries?

    I setup wordpress 2.0 for a new site but its not working out quite the way I would like it to. I want guests to be able to submit new entries with a simple interface. I dont think it does this out of the box although it does this quite nicely with replies to enties though.

    Is there a way to do this or is there an alternate script that would be better suited for the job?

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    I want guests to be able to submit new entries with a simple interface.
    I'm not sure about guest..but i think users have to register..than you'll have to give them permission to post an entry.

    Not too sure tho..i'm just checking out WP 2.0 myself

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    Hello

    Yes, they will have to register or you can add new users as well, but after a user has been registered, you will have the option to upgrade there "Role" In WP 2 goto Users>Authors and Users.

    Look down below there username field there is a drop down box where you can set there role, set it to the desired choice and click the Update user at the bottom .

    Hope it helps

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    This should be fairly easy. In Options:

    General: Anyone can register
    New User Default Role: Author

    This will allow any registered user to post an article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy W.
    This should be fairly easy. In Options:

    General: Anyone can register
    New User Default Role: Author

    This will allow any registered user to post an article.
    I had not noticed that

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    S'alright. It was more hidden than that in 1.5. I went looking for it everywhere, and finaly found it on the main screen
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    I'd like to skip the user registration step though. I am trying to get alot of people to post a story and I doubt they will have more than one or two.

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    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy Jeremy W.'s Avatar
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    Ewwww....

    You could modify the Wordpress login page, so that the standard login details for "Guest" were included there. They'd need to click "login", but that'd be it...
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    I use nucleus for my blogs.

    Don't know about word press though.


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