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Registered user now wants a blog. Can't create one? (5 posts)

  1. rcwatson
    Posted 15 years ago #

    A user who chose the "Just a username please" option when registering now wants to create a blog. Besides me going in and creating a blog for her, is there a way she can use the "gimme a blog" feature now? wp-signup.php asks for a username and email address, which she enters, but (of course) it tells her the email address is already in use.

    Logging in doesn't help either. The options don't change. It's like once you register as a blogless user, you're doomed to be blogless until an admin steps in. I don't want to have to do that each time.

    I have this thing wide open in the options. No setting restricts creation of blogs by users. How can she proceed without my intervention? I don't want to set a precedent that I'm going to create blogs for all 50,000 employees. :}

  2. rcwatson
    Posted 15 years ago #


  3. andrea_r
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I think it might be a bug.

  4. ashera
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Try having her log in and then go to wp-signup.php (she'll have to type the address into the browser, there's no link to it once you're logged in). It should say:

    "Get another [blog name here] blog in seconds

    Welcome back, [user]. By filling out the form below, you can add another blog to your account. There is no limit to the number of blogs you can have, so create to your heart's content, but blog responsibly."

    And have the blog sign-up form at the bottom.

  5. rcwatson
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thanks. I have more background on this now. The user in question was actually told by the blog's administrator to register as just a user. When the administrator went to add her by searching for her username and other criteria, the search turned up "no user was found". Admin says that this feature worked earlier, but not anymore. It seems to coincide with a recent point upgrade from 2.6 to 2.6.5.

    So, I had to manually add the user in question as a second administrator the root blog admin, but looking at the Backend of the blog in question (only way to display the Site Admin tab as the primary admin couldn't see it).

    Does that help narrow it down a bit?

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