Blog Roles

While setting up blogs in our pilot WordPress project blogs.mcgill.ca, I’ve been asked what the difference is between the various user roles in WordPress. From the WordPress Codex, here is a brief summary:

  • Administrator – Somebody who has access to all the administration features
  • Editor – Somebody who can publish posts, manage posts as well as manage other people’s posts, etc.
  • Author – Somebody who can publish and manage their own posts
  • Contributor – Somebody who can write and manage their posts but not publish posts
  • Subscriber – Somebody who can read comments/comment/receive news letters, etc.

For more information, read about Roles and Capabilities on the WordPress Codex.

New block adds web forms to the wps

Block QuickForm, being deployed today, will allow users to add simple web forms to their wps pages.

Configuration of the block allows to select from 4 types of inputs: Text, text area, select and checkbox. The user can customize the text label for each of the input types and can also add static text throughout the form. When in live mode, the form submits its data to one or several email addresses provided at configuration, but has the useful feature of submitting the data only to the logged in editor when in edit mode. ICS has published complete documentation on its knowledgebase site.

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