CMS & WordPress
Hello, could someone please tell me how I would go about changing the configuration of wordpress so that I can ensure articles are moderated but not comments?
Visitors to your blog cannot write posts or pages, so there is nothing to moderate.
If you create a user so that someone can access your wp-admin and create posts, then give them a contributor role instead of author or admin. Contributors can write and edit posts but not publish them. They'll be drafts waiting for you to publish.
Articles will need moderating to ensure that registered users (who will all be able to publish articles) are not posting anything inappropriate/illegal.
Where do I access the controls for user levels and stuff?
Under "Users" in your wp-admin
There is no such thing as article moderation, because the same thing is achieved by not giving people the ability to publish their posts
How do you set the default user level for someone when they register, to something other than a subscriber or whatever? I just checked the user panel and it is somewhat primitive.
If you can moderate comments, receive an email that someone has left one and then approve/delete that comment, then the same should be possible for articles/posts.
The idea is that having registered, anyone has the ability to post items, in the same way as freecycle.org.
WordPress is a blogging platform, not a classified ads script, so there's a whole different set of assumptions about user roles.
The default user role is set under Settings > General.
This seems to be half resolved at the moment, using the Role Scoper and Adminimize plugins and setting the default user role to Contributer.
Having just read some of your recent posts here SD, sounds to me like you're using the wrong tool for the job.
Wordpress is great if you want to have a blog or more traditional website with regular pages and such, but when you're talking about posting items and articles and letting users write blog posts, I think you'll drive yourself crazy trying to figure all that out in wordpress.
There are a few classified themes for wordpress that may let you do some of what you want, but a regular classifieds script or even a forum script sounds like a better solution for what you're trying to accomplish.
whilst I understand what you are saying, I have spent a long time getting accustomed to wordpress and do love it! I am using a theme which helps me get a step closer to what I require, I just need some help with additional features but I think that it can be done.