Is there a way to enable any reader to add new posts?

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  • #726823

    heatherstark
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    I’m thinking of doing a wordpress.com site that has some pages with (relatively) static content, that’s updated via admin, and also has a posts page where anyone who reads the blog can post updates.

    Is there a theme/widget/whatever that supports the creation of new posts from the blog itself, without going into the admin interface?

    Thanks for any advice you can give me suggesting how I can do this. Or can’t!

    #726944

    tandava108
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    Don’t do it. Link to a bulletin-board system. Or just use the comment mechanism – which works pretty well for threaded updates now.

    #726951

    auxclass
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    #726961

    heatherstark
    Member

    @tandava108 – thanks

    curious about what you mean by ‘don’t do it’ – do you mean wordpress.com don’t do it? or that for some reason it a bad thing to do?

    maybe wordpress isn’t the right tool. the comment mechanism you can’t introduce new topics, which isn’t quite what’s needed.

    @auxclass – hm, maybe adding a link to a Forum would be what I need. not sure, though. thanks for the links – will check into it….!

    #726963

    auxclass
    Member

    I think what @tandava108 meant was “Can’t do it” i.e. a plain visitor can’t add a Post. Only a Contributor or better (Author, editor etc.) can add a Post

    #726979

    tandava108
    Member

    Yes auxclass is correct I meant WordPress.com can’t do it. BTW if you want a lot of work this appears to be possible with WordPress.org.

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