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Default role for a new blog owner (7 posts)

  1. boonika
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    I'll try to explain it as simple as possible.
    All of you drmikes, lunabytes, andrea_rs,... and all others. Please help me solve this problem.

    I want all new blog owners to have 'contributor' role by default. Not 'admin' but 'contributor' or 'editor' or 'author' ...

    Where to start? wpmu-functions.php?
    Please be precise. Name of the file I have to edit and what exactly should I do.

    Thanks in advance

  2. theapparatus
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    All of your defaults are in one of two files:

    - /wp-includes/wpmu-functions.php
    - /wp-admin/includes/schema.php

    Telling you that just for reference in case you want to change some other stuff.

    In this case, it's in wpmu-functions.php. Line #1209 to be exact. Replace 'administrator' with the level you want .

    Hope this helps

  3. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

  4. theapparatus
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    The thing with using a plugin though is that file is going to get scanned every time you have a page load. With the file edit, it's a two second fix with no additional overhead.

  5. MrBrian
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    True, but the overhead is very negligible. Plus, I figured the plugin was a better choice for handholding. The first search result contains the same info in both our posts.

  6. boonika
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Thank you all. I'll try to follow your instructions.

    @MrBrian
    I did search all over forums but all I that I found were some half-answers. At least to me they sounded as half-answers. Thanks once again.

  7. boonika
    Member
    Posted 13 years ago #

    Actually it is line #1201. At least in my wpmu-functions file. WPMU 1.3.

    Cheers

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