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user question (18 posts)

  1. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    When a user creates another user on their blog, does it register that username site wide or only on that blog. in other words if "misskitty" creates user "misspuppy" will someone else be able to create a user "misspuppy" on their blog? hopefully that's not too confusing?

  2. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    also, is there anyway that we can disable users from creating other users?

  3. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 16 years ago #

    That misspuppy user will be global as well. Currently on WordPress.com the adduser function has been disabled. Maybe it should be removed by default? The "add user from community" function is still there of course.

  4. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    yeah, i'm thinking it should be removed by default. I don't see any use for it. There could also be problems such as a misspuppy wanting her own blog some day. Definetly keep the add user from community though.

  5. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    btw, I just recieved an wp.com invite and thought I would let you know that andrew billits and andrew cohen are both me. They're both legal names, don't ask lol.

  6. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I guessed they're both you. I checked the sites on your sig in a mail you sent me. Thought you'd probably benefit from seeing what wp.com is doing!

  7. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    yeah, thanks for the invite. Is the feedback button wp.com specific or is it in the general wpmu source?

  8. Farms
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Hmmm... am not too sure about getting rid of add user, a ton of people at edublogs use their blogs as group blogs or are really attracted to wp precisely because of the funky user system.

    I don't think it'd get used otherwise.

    I know it's a pain but it's good functionality and it'd be seriously missed.

    misspuppy can always just grab a new user ID surely?

    Howabout making it a super-admin option... allowing you to turn it on or off for all (or individiual) blogs?

    And hey, I'm jealous... have always wanted two names!!!

  9. andrewbillits
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    An option to turn it off would work just fine. As for the names... two words, junk mail :P

  10. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 16 years ago #

    I'm going to comment it out, but I'll post instructions here for you to uncomment it as it'll be easy to do.
    What I hope will happen is that once wpmu gets more social features everyone will have their own blog and we'll have communities that collect together blogs. This will compliment the multi-user aspect of WP and make people more aware of each other and hopefully foster good feeling and a strong community feeling.

  11. TomK32
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    @donncha: what social feature do think WPMU will require? some of my suggestions:

    • easy sharing of images (maybe with a (mediawiki-like) plugin that makes of [[image:funny.jpg]] a link to my image and with [[donncha:image:funny.jpg]] a link to your image).
    • sharing content (a shared wiki or pages for a group)
    • a default theme with recent blog posts from all blogs (like blogsome.com)
    • global search
    • user groups (or is there already something like that?
  12. TomK32
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    one more

    • watchlist for blogs, categories or user-groups
  13. donncha
    Key Master
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Those are all great ideas but we're still building the more basic functions of the site out. Keep them coming!

  14. Farms
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Thanks Donncha, that sounds like a good simple solution.

  15. mirsasha
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    Is there a way for the main admin to add a user? I just installed MU and am still learning, but I one of the blogs I want to set up is for a married couple. For example: johnandjane.mydomain.com. As I understand it, this means I set up a new blog with a username of johnandjane. I'd like, however, each spouse to be able to post under their own names. How to I add a user "john" and then a user "jane" - I know I can't let them do that themselves, but I also don't see any way inside the main admin blog to do this - I just see ways to "add user from community." I don't see a way to add a brand-spanking new member without giving them their own blog.

  16. partypageusa
    Member
    Posted 16 years ago #

    You will need to uncomment the code first or you can set up 2 accounts. one account will be the johnandjane another one will be either john or jane and add this to the johnandjane community. After that you would just change the display name so they can post as John or Jane.

  17. billn
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Doncha said he would post instructions for uncomment the "Add user" option.
    I can't find the instructions anywhere.
    Help, please

    Bill N

  18. eminemjamesuk
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I would also like to know more about user groups. Is there a such thing?

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