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Facebook Style "Update Status" bar in WP

  1. I am new, and not sure if this is a complex or easy request, but is there a theme or addition I can make to my current them that will allow outside users visiting my site to submit open content to my site and have it publish (with admin approval) like a status update bar does on fb? Think textsfromlastnight.com or fml.com...

  2. There are four roles that you can assign to people who you want to blog with: Administrator, Editor, Author, and Contributor. Please see here > Inviting Contributors, Followers, and Viewers

  3. So if I assign all new users as an author, would they be able to leave unique, solitary posts on my site? I am looking for many users to just be able to submit a one or two sentence submission for all to see, and not like a comment to a previous post...Thanks for your help!

  4. Please read what the support documentation states that authors can and cannot do at the entries I linked to above.

    I am looking for many users to just be able to submit a one or two sentence submission for all to see, and not like a comment to a previous post...Thanks for your help!

    Then you need to hire a web host and set up your own WordPress.com install.
    http://wordpress.org/

  5. thesacredpath
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    You might look at the P2 theme, which has a status update option for the main page of the site, right at the top and anyone that you made an author could use that. P2 is sort of a strange theme and twitter-esque in design.

  6. Nice, I think I looked at the P2 before but it seemed as though I could only do the status updates from the dashboard...I will take another look!

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