This post is all about the function “Become an author“. You can watch the video below or just read this post as both contents are the same.
Video will be released soon.
How it works:
This function basically adds one more step which is: users have to visit a page and click on an agreement/submit button then they will become an author (that in fact is the contributor role of WordPress). The page is often about limitation, rules, policy, terms and conditions. The page template looks like that:
After users read the page and click submit, they will see an announcement:
Only now, users have the contributor role of WordPress and can start to Add Listing. That’s all about the function “Become an author”.
How to set up:
Let’s go to detailed instructions to set up this function.
1. From admin menu click on Settings –> General then set the New user default role to Subscriber (not Contributor or higher role).
2. Go to Wiloke Submission –> Wiloke Submission again. In General Settings area, set Toggle Become an author to Enable.
3. Go to Pages –> Add new to create a new page. And write the page content that you want (for example, write about limitation, rules, policy, terms and conditions). Then assign the page’s template to Wilcity Become an author.
Finally click Save Changes.
That’s the 5 steps to set up this function. Those steps are technically easy. The hardest part is for you to write contents of 3 pages.
So, if you enable this “Become an author” function, users must have agreements with your website before they can become an contributor to add listing.
Disable this function:
If you don’t want to use this function, do both steps:
Step 1: From admin menu, click on Settings –> General then set the New user default role to Contributor.
Step 2: From admin menu, click on Wiloke Submission –> Wiloke Submission again. In General Settings area, set Toggle Become an author to Disable.
By this way, users won’t see “Become an author” button. They don’t have to pass an agreement page one time before becoming your contributors. Instead, they can immediately add listings. So, it’s your choice to enable or disable this function.
Rename Become an author text
- Please refer to How can I replace the default Text in Wilcity?
- The text domain is wiloke-listing-tools