Over on http://www.mymiddleearth.com when a user signs up, they currently have the ability to create a blog during the initial signup process.
I am trying to find a way to disable this, so that only currently registered members have this ability (many of our splogs get created during acct. creation)
I know that the “Network settings” area of multisite has some options that *APPEAR* to achieve this, but in practice it does not seem to actually work as intended.
Here are the following options, and what happens when they are activated:
1) Registration is disabled. — Obviously, this stops the registration process. Not good!
2) User accounts may be registered. — This allows user accounts, but once the member is active the Blog Creation pages no longer function. Not good either!
3) Logged in users may register new sites. — This is the one that I thought would do the trick… But it stops NEW users from registering at all… Not good still!
4) Both sites and user accounts can be registered. — This is the current option we use, but again, blog creation links are added during signup which leads to splogs.
So, has anyone got advice on how we can KEEP user registration working, but REMOVE blog creation from user signup and keep it only available to already signed up members?
Thanks so much as always