Per a request in one of the WordPress support forums I still frequent, I’ve written a quick little filter plugin that allows you to hide the download link to a file and only display it when the viewer is logged in. A lot of forums have this feature, usually as a plugin, to forse users to create accounts on their forums.
Usage is fairly simple: [user_download URL] where URL is the URL of the file in question. Visitors who are logged in will see the URL while others who aren’t logged in will see the standard “You need to be logged in…” message.
Feel free to use. Please consider a link back if you find some use for this.
Continuing on with the series of WordPress MultiUser tutorials, two new ones have been added to the WPMuTutorial site:
- Who’s Your Mu Buddy? – Why having a WPMu peer may be a good idea.
- What’s On Your Front Page? – A personal rant on why WPMu admins keep placing adverts on the front page of their WPMu installs instead of trying to draw in the casual visitor.
Please feel free to give them a read today.
Andrea from over in Home School Journal land has asked me to write a series of articles about planning and creating a WordPress Multiuser site. The first article went online today. I hope to have a new article posted every day for the next few weeks. Time will tell if I can hold to that.
edit: I wonder if anyone will get the pun of the title. I also wonder if I’ll be able to come up with any more of them.
I’m thinking about doing some more writing in the future and was looking for some input on what to start off with. Feel free to comment:
edit: Added a link to Mission to Hell Chapter #1
I’m no longer supporting WordPress but I wanted to mention this as I had been suggesting this WordPress plugin to folks in the WordPress Multiuser forums previously.
It’s been announced that the wp-forums plugin is hackable and a security risk. Considering that the author hasn’t been around much, don’t expect a fix for it any time soon.
I, for one, have been suggesting folks use Simple Forum instead. There’s no import route though for you to use.
I setup a WordPress Multiuser
site for one of my clients about a month ago with one of the domains I
had kicking around and not using. We still have a lot to do with it.
No new development in over a month.
Even Donncha isn’t that bad, new kid and all.