I am working on a review of different brands of dance shoes and have some comments from other dancers (WA members) that I would like to use, but want to do it legally. How do I give permission for a guest post writer in WP? Carol

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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Carol, you need to go into Site Rubix, sign in to your dashboard and go to users. Click on that and the add each person as a Subscriber.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Harvey. That seems easy enough. Carol
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YvetteC2 Premium
That's awesome! Sounds great!
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Swangirl Premium
I don't remember the specifics but you can set up another user on your site kind of like how you start with Admin and then add yourself. You can set the permissions to whatever you want. So for example they could add a post but not touch anything else. Therefore they don't have access to change settings or edit your existing posts.

That is one way to do it.

Another way, as others have mentioned is to have them email it to you and you post it. I was thinking of setting up a Page (vs a Post) for guest blogs specifically.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for your response, Jessica. I like your idea of setting up a Page for guest blogs. The owner of the website would still have control, right? They would send the post to us, and we'd post it on the Guest Blog, right? That sounds like it could work. Carol
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Swangirl Premium
That would probably be how you would do it. It depends whether it is a one time thing or a an ongoing relationship where the same person did guest posts. If it was a long-term process then you could set up another contributing user log-in for them. That is the purpose for all the controls available so we can just give them access to whichever parts are necessary.

That is how the big guys do it I think. The ones who run multiple websites and do this as a full time job don't do all the posting themselves. They have writers on the payroll to do it (or pay per job). They set up separate user log-ins for each writer so they only have access to the parts of the website they need.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for the info, Jessica. I think this will probably be a one or two time post for each dancer that I invite to collaborate with me. Just depends on the topic I'm covering at the time, I guess. It's an exciting concept, though, to get other dancers' take on my subject.
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Swangirl Premium
I have wondered how to do guest posts also if it was just a one time thing. I want to give them credit but don't want to set them up as separate users either.
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CarolMeador Premium
Ivy and I are working on a collaborative post to share how we are doing it once we decide. Will let you know the title so you can watch for it. Carol
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Swangirl Premium
Oh good! Thanks.
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CarolMeador Premium
You're certainly welcome, Jessica. Happy New Year!
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Swangirl Premium
You too Carol!
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JeanLouis87 Premium
I was going to include your idea of inviting readers to post on my website but then had a rethink, and here is why....
1. That temporarily hands over control of your site. Not good.
There are too many crazies out there!
2. Why not enlarge the commentaries space. Then you still control
your website and can delete abuse.
3. Another approach is to show your email address (again) next to the commentaries place, along with a note from you telling
people that commentaries is for short comments and "Please email me if you have a long one and attach it to your email WITH
your reply to this question "If I reprint your comment do you want attribution or anon?"" (probably should explain, as attribution is not that well understood :-))
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JeanLouis87 Premium
This is to the invisible Carol Meador
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for your response, JeanLouis. I agree that I don't want to give readers in general the opportunity to post on my website.
That wasn't my intent. This would all be done in WP prior to publication.

I have a few dancers I'm corrsponding with in WA that I have asked to give me their comments on various brands of dance shoes for the review I am writing for one of my posts. I want to use their comments, but not be accused of plagerism by Google. It would only be by invitation, and I would be doing the posting.

Readers can post their responses in my comments sections, and as you mentioned, I would be in control of that. I like your idea of including the email address and inviting long winded responses to be directed there.

Thanks for taking the time to offer your thought and ideas. I appreciate it. Carol
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CarolMeador Premium
You mean you don't think I look like a tulip? My maiden name was Van Baale, after all!
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CarolMeador Premium
I'll see if I can dig up a decent pic of myself just for you, JeanLouis! I'll need it to include at the bottom of my request letters to be an affiliate anyway!
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JeanLouis87 Premium
You are most welcome, Carol
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TeamIceCream Premium
LOL! You both are so funny!
Because English is my 2nd language, I sometimes don't always catch something the first time... so when he said it is to the "invisible Carol" I thought "what is he talking about" and just went on reading! LOL!
Of course you are the most beautiful tulip of all Carol! LOL!
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CarolMeador Premium
Thank you, Dear One. What is your first language? You write so well, I wasn't aware that English is your second language. Carol
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YvetteC2 Premium
Is this something that is going to be on-going? If not, I had a guest write something for me and I didn't give that person permission to post on my site....I received the blog in word format and posted it myself. I gave an intro to the topic, posted her blog, then ended it with her bio. Hope that helps.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for your response, Yvette. I am currently writing a review of different brands of ballroom dance shoes, and some of the WA members who dance have agreed to write their thoughts about their dance shoes for me. I want to be able to show them without being accused of plagerism. It would probably be 3 or 4 guest posts over a period of time as I get the pages for the different brands I'm reviewing written.

That sounds like a good idea. Did they write them and send them to you as PM? Carol
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YvetteC2 Premium
Not a problem. If they have your email address, they can just send them to you as an attachment that way.

If they are comments, can each person just go to your page and comment separately that way? If the responses are extremely long, you can always have the option to edit it in edit mode before you approve it.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks for the info, Yvette. If they emailed it to me at my WA website, do I cut and paste it to my site? Carol
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YvetteC2 Premium
Yes, you can cut and paste if they were emailed. Sometimes Google can get a little goofy with cut and paste jobs - if it is from another site. Are you wanting them to be a part of your article?

If they are just comments, though,I would suggest you just let them go onto your page and make their comments directly on your site. From there then all you have to do is approve them. It may be an easier process - if they are just comments. There would be no need for a cut and paste.
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CarolMeador Premium
Was thinking that if they are emailed to my WA email address and posted on my WA website Google might not mind. because they were all within WA. But don't want to take any chances. If it's a PM, how do I get that on my site?

I was thinking I'd describe the brand of dance shoe, then introduce Ivy and her post. I'd like her comments about how she liked her dance shoes and why.

I wanted her to write about how much fun dancing is, how she and her husband learned and why they decided to dance Salsa, and a bit about her dance shoes. I'd like her to mention the brand, how comfortable they are, and that she had them converted into street shoes by a cobbler when she couldn't dance any more.

She has shared all these things with me in different conversations, and I think it would make a great guest post, but not sure how to do it legally.

Carol
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YvetteC2 Premium
Oh, I got it....that's much more than just a comment, then. I understand.

Looks like someone already responded with a great way to do this.

When I had someone send me a post, I just went ahead and added "new post" myself and just copied and pasted it on the new post myself then published it.

I'm sure either way you decide to do it, it will look wonderful. Looks like you have a really easy way to do it as well. Awesome!
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks so much for your input, Yvette. I appreciate this community and people's willingness to share their expertise so much! What did we ever do before we discovered this wonderful opportunity?! Carol
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YvetteC2 Premium
I know....LOL...but so very happy we found it! It's the absolute best!
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CarolMeador Premium
Me, too! There's nothing like it, that's for sure! Carol
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