[wp-hackers] New Members - "May submit drafts for review" and
mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Thu Mar 17 03:01:13 GMT 2005
jeff at jrm.cc wrote:
> I think, that for this case, I am going to agree with Ryan full on.
> Turn off everything for the level one user except the "Write" and
> "Users" so that all they can do is submit drafts and edit their user info.
That sounds like the best plan for the immediate future.
> As another said in that thread, the dashboard is not relevant to a
> contributing author at all, and if users aren't allowed to edit
> published items, then they have no need to use the "Manage" screens -
> and draft they have would show up in the "Your Drafts" on the "write
> post" page.
Agreed. I had a blog with open user submissions back in version 1.3
CVS. I had well over 150 authors, so I got a lot of feedback. People
were just confused with all the options. I ripped out tons of stuff,
and changed wording of the Save as Draft button to read "Submit Draft
> On that note, is the "private" feature useful? Perhaps for drafts that
> are WIP?
Yes, this is useful, otherwise we don't know what drafts are WIP and
which are being submitted for publication.
Now what I think we need is a slightly better system for presenting
drafts to the admins. Currently it isn't apparent which author has
written the draft... all we get is the title. Also, unless the admin
happens to visit the Manage screen, those draft submissions could go
Another thing that might be good is a slight change on the User screen.
We currently have the "Promote" thing for promoting users to authors,
which is good, but if Level 1 now means they can submit drafts, maybe
that should be indicated with another grouping. There could be "Users,"
"Moderated Authors," and "Full Authors" or something like that.
If we take care of that, I think we'll have a nice minimally functional
system for open user contribution, one that I hope will be expanded in
More information about the wp-hackers