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New to WordPress - Can I do the following on WordPress?

  1. Hi all,

    I'm new to WordPress and really like the look of it. My friends and I are going on a trip and I wanted to set up a site for us to chat pre & post about the trip. We all live in different parts of the country and world, so I thought this would be perfect. Unfortunately my friends are not very computer literate so it has to be simple.
    My questions:
    * Is there an easy way for me to add all my friends to allow them to contribute? I prefer not to send them through some registration process – I just wanna add them (email address & password)?
    * Can we easily add links and pictures and other media items?
    * Can this be done? Only my friends should be able to contribute but anyone is allowed to post comments

    Thanks,

    Grant

  2. http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/17/how-do-i-add-more-authors-users-to-my-blog/

    you can add any sort of links, as long as it's not advertisements.

  3. Thanks sulz ...
    BUT is there anyway I can add my friends without them having to sign-up - They hate things like that and are not very computer literate - besides the sign-up page focuses more on sigining up for a new blog.
    Can I upload pictures and video clips to the site too?

    -Grant

  4. Grant:

    you could always do the sign-up process for them, assuming you know all the pertinent information. It also sounds like it might be worth your time to browse through the FAQ:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/

    Here's the FAQ listing for video:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/tag/video/

    And the one for pictures:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/tag/images/

  5. I prefer not to send them through some registration process – I just wanna add them (email address & password)?

    That would be too easy to abuse by spammers. If you want an example, post your email address. I'll be happy to add you into a couple thousand email lists. :)

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