Can I use a listserv address to invite contributors?

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  • #991087

    ttravis9
    Member

    I have created a private blog (http://loveitshoveit3015.wordpress.com/) to use in my class. I need to invite all the students to join it as contributors. Can I use the class list-serv mailing list to send out invites? or do I need to invite each person individually?
    Blog url: http://loveitshoveit3015.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is loveitshoveit3015.wordpress.com.

    #991241

    timethief
    Member

    If you’d like to invite others to publish posts or help approve comments on your blog, you can invite them to be a Contributor, Editor, or Author http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/ on your blog by following this guide. http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/ To prevent spammers from doing their dirty work you can only send out 10 invitations at a time and then wait and send out 10 more.

    #991247

    ttravis9
    Member

    this is not really responsive.

    I’ve looked through the documentation and understand how to add individual users. I am asking if I can send an invitation to a listserv address; the listserv has about 40 members, but if I can use it, I will send ONE invitation, to the group address.

    Please respond to this question.

    #991262

    timethief
    Member

    If you want to use the listserve then that has nothing to so with us here.

    Please read this > http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/#invite-people-to-view-your-private-blog

    #991282

    ttravis9
    Member

    I’m sorry, but I don’t understand what you’re telling me. I have read this documentation, and I understand I can only enter ten people’s names/addresses at a time. I am asking you if I can enter a listserv address— yes, more than ten people, but through ONE address– to CONTRIBUTE to a private blog.

    If I enter a listserv address, will the invitation be distributed to all the people on the list, or must I enter individual addresses for each would-be contributor?

    #991284

    timethief
    Member

    I am asking you if I can enter a listserv address— yes, more than ten people, but through ONE address– to CONTRIBUTE to a private blog.

    I don’t know and I have flagged this thread for a Staff response.

    #991287

    raincoaster
    Member

    Here is the answer: No.

    Because the posting permissions are tied to the individual log-ins, and the log-ins are tied to emails, if you Invite the listserv, only the administrator of the Listserv will be able to post.

    You will need to invite them individually.

    #991289

    ttravis9
    Member

    Thank you! I wish that were not the case, but I understand it.

    #991299

    timethief
    Member

    @raincoaster
    That’s what I thought too. Thanks for the confirmation.

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