Roles in Action Notifications Moderation and Workflow

For administrators and editors, publishing posts and pages is simple: write the content, press Publish. For authors, it's a little more complicated. Since they are not allowed to publish their own posts, they must submit them for review, as shown in Figure 10-7. Editors and administrators will then see the pending posts on the Posts ^ Edit screen, as shown in Figure 10-8. They will not get an e-mail notification unless you add a plugin, as you'll see in the next section.

Figure 10-7. Writing a post as an author

Figure 10-8. Pending posts from the administrator's view

Any comments on the post will trigger e-mail notifications, depending on the choices made under Settings ^ Discussion. Notifications will be sent to the post author as well as the administrator e-mail account specified under Settings ^ General. If you have activated the Akismet plugin, some comments may be held for moderation, as shown in Figure 10-9.

Figure 10-9. Comments pending review

■ Note: E-mail notifications rely on the server's mail settings. PHP uses sendmail on most UNIX-based operating systems. If you're on Windows, or sendmail doesn't work, install a plugin to send mail via SMTP instead. See Appendix 1 for a list of possible plugins.

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