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« on: May 25, 2013, 20:44 »
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Using version 2.2.7 and not sure if this classifies as a "bug" or a design question for the community (or door number three?).

It seems that only a user with an "Administrator" role can have a Symbiocard associated with their pictures.  What if someone wants to create a site for someone else and only give them an "Editor", "Author," or "Contributor" role?  Not sure

Is the intent of Symbiostock to be one artist/photographer per site with a network connecting/associating the different sites?  If so, it makes sense to have one Symbiocard per site.

For that matter, how are the different Wordpress roles "supposed" to map to Symbiostock permissions in the backend?  For those (like me) not familiar with Wordpress already the different Wordpress roles are defined at http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities.

From what I can gather here are the current back-end permissions for the different roles:
  • Subscriber - Can only edit their profile in Symbiostock back-end.
  • Contributor - Can do Subscriber stuff plus create new "Post," "Image," "Comment," and "Datasheet" content and edit their own content, but cannot publish them--"Submit for Review" is there instead of "Publish"--nor can they upload new image files of any sort.  They can reprocess their own Image content from the Symbiostock Images section of the backend and insert files in the Media Library into the Description section of an Image.
  • Author - Can do Contributor stuff plus add new Media to the Media Library (not proper Symbiostock Image content) and publish/edit their own content.  This means they can put a new picture into the description for content of type "Image," but not upload something that will be delivered automatically and "processed."  Not sure how Paypal works with Image content created this way ... but proceeds probably go to the person that setup the Paypal account.
  • Editor - Can do Author stuff plus publish/edit stuff submitted by others.  No access to Symbiostock upload features.
  • Administrator - All access.  Can use Symbiostock Upload.

FWIW ...


Leo Blanchette

« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 21:17 »
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Good question! You know quite a bit about wordpress. The easy answers first:

1. Yes, one contributor per site. The initial purpose of symbiostock was to get everyone independent that way.
2. Yes, one symbiocard per site. The symbiocards are generated as having a unique key according your domain, and that way they are always fetched from the root of your site predictably.

But regarding permissions - everything "significant" to symbiostock is generally done as an admin. If you find any abuse-able stuff on the lower end let me know :D

Images cannot be properly generated through WP's "add new image" feature (comes with registering a post type) but I have not yet figured out how to completely remove it. Technically the only legit way to add an image is through the image processor. But again if you find any loopholes or areas of possible abuse let me know.

But multiple image authors per site...with a few adjustments it should be possible. Right now everything is set up for complete independence. Once you start managing multiple authors a whole new feature set is demanded. So I started simple :D

« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 21:43 »
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Good question! You know quite a bit about wordpress. The easy answers first:

Thanks, but I only know the basics about Wordpress and content management stuff.  ;D

1. Yes, one contributor per site. The initial purpose of symbiostock was to get everyone independent that way.
2. Yes, one symbiocard per site. The symbiocards are generated as having a unique key according your domain, and that way they are always fetched from the root of your site predictably.

But regarding permissions - everything "significant" to symbiostock is generally done as an admin. If you find any abuse-able stuff on the lower end let me know :D

From what I looked at the permissions make sense considering that there are basically two roles in use right now: "Subscriber" and "Administrator."  Subscriber has pretty much no options in the backend as far as content goes.

Images cannot be properly generated through WP's "add new image" feature (comes with registering a post type) but I have not yet figured out how to completely remove it. Technically the only legit way to add an image is through the image processor. But again if you find any loopholes or areas of possible abuse let me know.

But multiple image authors per site...with a few adjustments it should be possible. Right now everything is set up for complete independence. Once you start managing multiple authors a whole new feature set is demanded. So I started simple :D

Makes perfect sense.  Get it working for one first.  ;)

« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 22:28 »
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the other thing to remember is that it's REALLY easy to set up multiple SYM sites -- a few people have already done ths live, and more of us have done it for testing purposes.  wp itself doesn't tequire a lot of space, and it keeps things really simple

Leo Blanchette

« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 22:37 »
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the other thing to remember is that it's REALLY easy to set up multiple SYM sites -- a few people have already done ths live, and more of us have done it for testing purposes.  wp itself doesn't tequire a lot of space, and it keeps things really simple
Thats REALLY smart.

So

www afewpeoplesstockphotos com
www afewpeoplesstockphotos com /someperson/
www afewpeoplesstockphotos com /anotherperson/
www afewpeoplesstockphotos com /randomperson/

Good idea!


 

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