Fine-tuning the roles in Membership

Hi ya,

First off, great plugins, site, forum, the works - I'm very pleased I joined.

Q1: Is it possible, using Membership, to allow a member to automatically publish to the site if they have already been approved a number of time (e.g. 10 previously approved posts, image uploads, etc...).

Q1.1: If not via Membership - any ideas?

Basically, I building a free membership site that will allow a wider, more responsible, range of activities (setting up groups, posting articles|uploading to galleries without needing prior approval, etc...) after they have been active and shown themselves 'trustworthy'.

I'm thinking I may use something like Achievements to help automate a users progress, but I am SO open to suggestions.

Thank you in advance for your input, consideration and support...

  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Q1: Is it possible, using Membership, to allow a member to automatically publish to the site if they have already been approved a number of time (e.g. 10 previously approved posts, image uploads, etc...).

    Basically, I building a free membership site that will allow a wider, more responsible, range of activities (setting up groups, posting articles|uploading to galleries without needing prior approval, etc...) after they have been active and shown themselves 'trustworthy'.

    I'm thinking I may use something like Achievements to help automate a users progress, but I am SO open to suggestions.

    Unfortunately this is something which is not available out of the box. Because Membership does not have a rule which you can apply which relates to post approvals.

    Its more like a UGC based approach where you will be allowing people to post on your site and based on approval the posts will be published.

    So, If you want to use membership plugin, you can create a level where people can create posts but not publish it. and once they have been active, you can move them to a role where they will be able to publish without approval.

    But the main problem is that it can only be automated for the account upgrade and push them to the next level. it can not control the automated approvals.

    I have found a few posts which will give you an ideal on this and you can achieve that without Membership plugin. But yes, the process has to be manual.

    http://ask.automatemysmallbusiness.com/questions/Q7Og0GHNxfK7bB/automating-wordpress-guest-posting
    http://fearlessflyer.com/2010/04/automating-the-guest-post-process/
    http://www.famousbloggers.net/automate-guest-blogging.html
    http://blog.crazyegg.com/2012/09/07/user-generated-content-wordpress/

    I hope that helps. Please feel free to ask if you have more questions on the same.

    Cheers
    PC

  • Scott
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    PC,

    Thank you very much for your VERY quick reply and I will definitely look into the links you suggested.

    Re your statement:

    So, If you want to use membership plugin, you can create a level where people can create posts but not publish it. and once they have been active, you can move them to a role where they will be able to publish without approval.

    I didn't realize you had this level of control. I don't mind doing it manually, until I find a way to run the process automatically, but how do you break the posting into these distinctions? I thought it was "can post" OR "can't post" - how do I set "can post, but not publish"?

    Thanks again,

    Scott

    PS. You're 'spot on' with regards to my wanting to take a UGC approach...

  • Scott
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Perhaps a different approach... Is there a way to 'automatically' promote a member to an Author role based on their level | type of activity?

    PS. I'm also working with BuddyPress, but I'm a complete noob (there, I said it... :~)

  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hey Scott,

    Sorry for the late reply. I was away this weekend so could not be on top of this issue.

    Unfortunately, no ideas on this as of now. I however noticed that the thread opened on WP support, is deemed resolved. Any better leads through that ?

    I found another thread here : http://wordpress.org/support/topic/automatically-change-roles-after-x-posts Not too much of discussion there though.

    I didn't realize you had this level of control. I don't mind doing it manually, until I find a way to run the process automatically, but how do you break the posting into these distinctions? I thought it was "can post" OR "can't post" - how do I set "can post, but not publish"?

    Sorry, but that was not what I exactly meant. I mixed up user rights plugin with Membership.

    There is nothing out there which I can find to achieve exactly what you are looking for. A few more plugins here : http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/21-great-plugins-to-manage-multi-author-blogs-efficiently-and-successfully/ (Off topic)

    Cheers, PC

  • Scott
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    PC,

    Thank you very much for coming back to me and also for your suggestions.

    I'll look deeper into it, even if I have to 'amend' an existing plugin to make it do my bidding {evil laugh}.

    However, I'll certainly report if|when I find a solution.

    Be well,

    Scott

  • PC
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    Hey Scott,

    I'll look deeper into it, even if I have to 'amend' an existing plugin to make it do my bidding {evil laugh}.

    I love the evil laugh most in the above statement :smiley:

    However, I'll certainly report if|when I find a solution.

    I will be around and will wait for your test results :slight_smile:

    For now, to manage threads efficiently, is that okay to mark this as resovled to avoid aging and then you can re-open it by making a post and reopening the thread by selecting "Mark as not resolved" ?

    Please advise.

    Cheers, PC

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