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How to create a "reverse blog"

  1. I'd like for any visitors to my blog to be able to post without me having to give permission to them. I'd also like to retain control over the blog.

    The blog I need help with is ifsadthinktank.wordpress.com.

  2. That's not possible and be thankful that's it's not. Why? Because the vast and overwhelming amount of so-called information on the inetenet is spam. Moreover, over 80% of all comments made to WordPress.com blogs every day is spam. So if what you propose was possible our blogs would be full of porno, make money cams and spam, spam, spam and more spam.

  3. You have control over your blog now and if you wish to you can invite other whom you trust to publish posts or help approve comments on your blog, you can invite them to be a Contributor, Editor, or Author. If you want users to receive updates each time you publish new content you can invite them to be a follower/viewer.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/

  4. Thank you, timethief. Would it still be considered spam if they had to register first?

  5. No. If they register then they have the ability described in the role you provide them with. See here http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/

  6. Would it still be considered spam if they had to register first?

    Let me cut to the chase please. Every day we get people here who have a notion that they can set up memberships on their free hosted wordpress.com blogs and become like mini-wordpress.com's. That is not going to happen on any wordpress.com blog. If that's your intent then hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/ and set up a wordpress.org software install http://wordpress.org/ and proceed as described here > https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

  7. I’m really not sure if I’m trying to be like a mini-wordpress.com. The page at http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-allow-users-to-submit-posts-to-your-wordpress-site/ makes me think what I want to do with the blog isn’t unrealistic. However, when I try to follow the instructions at this page, I can’t find the “anyone can register” checkbox. Does this checkbox exist?

  8. I can’t find the “anyone can register” checkbox. Does this checkbox exist?

    No it does not exist on any WordPress.COM blog like yours.

    That tutorial is for WordPress.ORG sites only.
    It does not apply to http://ifsadthinktank.wordpress.com/ or any free blogs from and hosted by WordPress.COM like it. The only relevant tutorial for WordPress.COM bloggers is linked to the bottom of your Admin page http://learn.wordpress.com. The only relevant support documentation for WordPress.COM bloggers is found at http://support.wordpres.com.

    Read this please so you understand the differences > http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  9. I think WordPress.org might be too difficult for me to use right now. Blogger is easier to use, but I don’t think Blogger is going to be able to do what I want it to do, allow anyone to register as an author. Is there something in-between that can allow anyone to register as an author?

  10. If I were to set up a wordpress.org software install, would I have to create a network in order to let anyone register as an author?

    Also, would I be able to embed the blog into a Google site?

  11. If you were to set up a WordPress.org install, you would have to ask for solutions in their technical support forum. We don't answer WP.org questions here.

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