[wp-edu] wp-edu Digest, Vol 15, Issue 7

Helen Hou hhou at esm.rochester.edu
Tue Aug 31 20:06:24 UTC 2010

Hi Joshua,

In our current testing using multisite, we are using a combination of Role
Scoper, Capability Manager, and Revisionary for fine-grained control of
permissions. This allows us to assign or restrict editing rights of pretty
much anything (including custom post types) per-user or per-group.
Revisionary allows us to assign users to only be able to submit a revision
to a page and have e-mails sent to the appropriate approving party. So far
we don't have very many users, as we're still in R&D mode, but it seems to
be working very well thus far. The admin screens and options are admittedly
confusing at times, but the truth is that there will probably only be one or
two of us ever worrying about user permissions, just the same as we
currently do with web server accounts.

Helen Hou-Sandi (MM¹08)
Web Developer, Eastman School of Music

> From: "Muro, Matthew" <mmuro at advance.ua.edu>
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> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 08:11:33 -0500
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> Subject: Re: [wp-edu] wp-edu Digest, Vol 15, Issue 7
> Joshua,
> Your best bet would be to install the Members plugin and create custom roles
> and permissions.  This way you can assign certain pages to certain departments
> and they will not be able to edit any others.  Or, you could create custom
> post types for each department and assign a custom role to that post type.
> You have lots of options.  If you are looking to filter WordPress down to
> subsites, I would probably investigate the multi site setup as it would help
> with your permissions and making site-wide updates.
> Matthew Muro
> Web Developer
> UA Office of Web Communications
> 205-348-0304
> On Aug 31, 2010, at 7:07 AM, Dodson, Joshua D wrote:
> Lafayette and Bates are two amazing examples of what can be done with
> WordPress to power a university site. I am heading up efforts at Lincoln
> Memorial University to convert our existing site to WordPress. One issue we
> are running into is how to properly assign permissions to the various people
> on the team, which includes multiple departments on campus. Would those who
> have implemented WordPress in this way share how they arranged their
> organizational chart to handle admin, safety, security, updates, web
> standards, duplication of efforts, etc.? Any other pieces of advice would also
> be appreciated. Thanks!
> Joshua
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> Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:35:55 -0400
> From: Ken Newquist <newquisk at lafayette.edu<mailto:newquisk at lafayette.edu>>
> Subject: Re: [wp-edu] Lafayette College web site relaunched, now
> powered by WordPress
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> On Aug 28, 2010, at 6:08 PM, Jay Collier wrote:
> Congratulations to you and your colleagues, Ken. You've done a lot
> of work since December.
> Thanks Jay! And thanks all your work documenting Bates' WordPress
> project. Bates was one of our go-to sites when demonstrating how
> WordPress could be used as a CMS.
> It was good reading both project posts from Viget.
> <http://www.viget.com/blog/lafayette-college-redesign/>
> <http://www.viget.com/inspire/behind-the-scenes-lafayette-college/>
> Consultants doing thorough branding, architecture, and development
> work and being transparent about it, too. Great!
> Yeah, I liked those too, particularly the "behind the scenes" one. It
> spawned a nice side conversation about WordPress as CMS.
> Ken
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