Moderation

Moderate posts, comments and blogs across your WordPress Multisite install with this handy and extremely powerful plugin – if you’re running a news or publishing site, this is a must!

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Screenshots

Set up permissions in the Network Admin>Settings Menu
Easy to use links take users straight to report popup to select reasons for reporting and to add comments
Someone reported a Blog Post.

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Have you ever wondered how big online news sites that incorporate comments and user generated content manage issues with defamation, libel or other dodgy content?

 

Well, the answer is often – badly… but that doesn’t have to be the case any more with this powerful moderation plugin that allows specified moderators to quickly review all reported posts and comments and – if appropriate – remove them and send the user a warning… all from one handy location!

moderation menu

First up it allows you to configure a massive range of messages and options including which users you want to be moderators (they don’t hav eto be site admin), whether they can remove users and/org blogs, different reasons for reporting different styles of content and notes that can be sent to users, see below for the full range of options.

moderation options

It’ll then add a simple ‘Report this Post’ / ‘Report this Comment’ option to each post and comment which, when clicked on, looks like this:

report this post or comment

This will place the post, comment or blog in the backend management queue and allow a moderator to take the approporaite action as illustrated below:

backend management

And it’ll even show you a handy record of warnings made against each user in site admin > users.

warnings

Pretty neat huh! All you need to run a successful, and safe, blogging portal!

Usage

To install:

  1. Download the plugin file
  2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive
  3. Upload /moderation/ folder to /wp-content/plugins/ folder on your site
  4. Visit Network Admin -> Plugins and Network Activate it there.

Note: If you have an older version of the plugin installed in /mu-plugins/ please delete it.

After you Network Activate the plugin, you will see a menu appear on the Network Admin Dashboard with the Moderation tools!

*The Moderation Menu will also be visible in the Main Site Admin Menu as well

Network Admin Dashboard Menu

To configure the settings for the Moderation Tools you will need to visit the Network Admin>Settings Menu

Network Admin>Settings

 

The items you input in the “Report reasons” meta boxes must be one per line.  The plugin will use these items in a dropdown to present the reporter with options of why they are reporting the post/comment/blog.

Report Reason Menu

It’s VERY important to note: The moderation tools will ONLY be available on the subsites, NOT on the main site

To see more pics of the plugin in use you can click the Screenshots tab above!

 

 

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