Msg#: 4470076 posted 2:02 pm on Jun 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
I have a website to launch soon where I have sponsors. So far there are two, but it could be potentially 1000 or more. Each sponsor will have a page, possibly more than one over time. I don't want to have to make text edits here and there. On their page I would like to give them the ability to edit their company info and post other stuff as they see fit, but there is a section on the page I don't want them to touch. I could paste a sample here, if it is permissible. I haven't used wordpress in a long time, so excuse me when I ask what a personal column is? Thanks
Msg#: 4470076 posted 2:19 pm on Jun 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
No links to personal sites please. All of the plugins I'm aware of are centered on roles - a group of people given permissions rather than a single individual. What I suggest you look into implementing is the WP Network option within WordPress - using sub-directories. I think it could work well for you. It would be much easier to control - even if you had to implement a plugin to help you control the specific rights they had.
Each org would have a mini-site of their own and they could edit it at will.
[edited by: lorax at 2:29 pm (utc) on Jun 27, 2012]
Msg#: 4470076 posted 3:29 pm on Jun 27, 2012 (gmt 0)
We have used a "Role Manager" plugin with a team of authors working on the same site. It limits what they can do to their own stuff more or less. Pretty powerful.
It looks like the latest iteration is now called "WordPress Capabilities Manager", and you can find it in the WordPress repository.
Very powerful... but I don't know if it will allow specific block updates like you asked about. Maybe a solution would be for you to use an "include" type section (code it into the functions.php, call with a [shortcode] or custom field) within a post, that includes postid=xx (create a post, assign to user, replace xx with the id)