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Anonymous Post WordPress Plugin

  • # November 7, 2012 at 11:00 am

    So, I’ve been searching and searching for a WordPress plugin that will allow a contributor to write an article, but be able to post it without their name showing up so no one really knows who posted except for the admin.

    The site is for a college class and the professor wants to allow students to post anonymously just in case they are embarrassed or shy about what they are posting about. If anyone knows of a plugin like this that would be awesome. Oh, and I’m on version 3.4.2.

    Thanks!

    # November 7, 2012 at 11:21 am

    First, you can disable all the ‘author’ line for all the website if you like..
    The second option which i think it’s the best for you is to create a user that can only write posts
    Without any other permissions and give it anonymous name.

    # November 7, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Hmm that’s not quite the functionality I’m looking for. We still want all of the author names to be shown, just an option to not be shown if a student doesn’t want to. A separate “anonymous” account could work, but then each student would have to know 2 logins. I’ve tried using this plugin:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-anonymously/

    But it’s not up to date and I’ve tried contacting the developer, but no luck, I get this error when trying to activate it:

    Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error
    string(68) “Can’t write in file /home/saicneur/public_html/wp-comments-post.php”

    I’m not a php expert so I’m not sure how to fix it. If anyone has an idea on how to fix this kind of error that would be perfect. My original thoughts were to change the permissions, but that didn’t work..

    # November 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Oh, I see…
    I’ve tried this plugin in my website and it’s working good.

    Maybe it something with permissions in your hosting,
    try to give to the wp-comments-post.php file – write permissions
    (It’s called Permissions or Attributes – Right click on the file in the FTP Manager your should have an option)
    change the number to 777 just to check if it’s work then put it back

    # November 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    It looks like there are a bunch of file permissions that need to be changed. I got it to activate, but it doesn’t actually work. When I check the “Post Anonymously” box, it doesn’t actually work, but I guess that’s a bug for the developer.

    # November 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I don’t think so, because i’ve tested it in my wordpress and it’s working

    # November 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    I had version 1.01 which had that problem, so I uninstalled it and installed version 1.02. All is working now!

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