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    Moderate articles but not comments (Wordpress)

    Hello, could someone please tell me how I would go about changing the configuration of wordpress so that I can ensure articles are moderated but not comments?

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    Visitors to your blog cannot write posts or pages, so there is nothing to moderate.

    If you create a user so that someone can access your wp-admin and create posts, then give them a contributor role instead of author or admin. Contributors can write and edit posts but not publish them. They'll be drafts waiting for you to publish.

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    Articles will need moderating to ensure that registered users (who will all be able to publish articles) are not posting anything inappropriate/illegal.

    Where do I access the controls for user levels and stuff?

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    Under "Users" in your wp-admin

    There is no such thing as article moderation, because the same thing is achieved by not giving people the ability to publish their posts

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    How do you set the default user level for someone when they register, to something other than a subscriber or whatever? I just checked the user panel and it is somewhat primitive.

    If you can moderate comments, receive an email that someone has left one and then approve/delete that comment, then the same should be possible for articles/posts.

    The idea is that having registered, anyone has the ability to post items, in the same way as freecycle.org.

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    Follow Me On Twitter: @djg gold trophysilver trophybronze trophy Dan Grossman's Avatar
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    WordPress is a blogging platform, not a classified ads script, so there's a whole different set of assumptions about user roles.

    The default user role is set under Settings > General.

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    This seems to be half resolved at the moment, using the Role Scoper and Adminimize plugins and setting the default user role to Contributer.

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    Having just read some of your recent posts here SD, sounds to me like you're using the wrong tool for the job.

    Wordpress is great if you want to have a blog or more traditional website with regular pages and such, but when you're talking about posting items and articles and letting users write blog posts, I think you'll drive yourself crazy trying to figure all that out in wordpress.

    There are a few classified themes for wordpress that may let you do some of what you want, but a regular classifieds script or even a forum script sounds like a better solution for what you're trying to accomplish.

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    Hello Steve,

    whilst I understand what you are saying, I have spent a long time getting accustomed to wordpress and do love it! I am using a theme which helps me get a step closer to what I require, I just need some help with additional features but I think that it can be done.


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