Advanced Post Moderation

Link: https://support.brilliantdirectories.com/support/solutions/articles/12000062070-advanced-post-moderation

Overview


By default the members have the option to publish and unpublish their posts on the website. The Advanced Post Moderation add-on allows the admin to decide how certain types of posts are published on the website.

Require a website admin to approve and publish member posts or allow members to publish and unpublish their own posts.


How To Get This Add-On
  1. Websites with the VIP Add-Ons Club automatically have this add-on available: Join The VIP Add-Ons Club
  2. Purchase Individually: Advanced Post Moderation Add-On


Enabling the Add-On


Go to My Content > Edit Post Settings > Edit the Post Type:




Inside the settings, expand the additional settings, the admin will see the Post Approval options:




It is also possible to moderate the posts per membership plan, the setting selected in the membership plan will have a higher hierarchy than the default rule set on the post type settings. 


In order to activate the setting in the membership plan, go to Finance >> Membership Plans >> Edit >> Move to the Post Publishing tab search the Post Type and choose the specific rule for the plan:





Manually Approve the Content


To  manually publish content from any of the websites post types, follow the steps below:


  • Go to My Content 
  • Click on Manage Posts




Click on the top where the posts that need approval will show. This will redirect to the post to be approved:




Hover over Actions and click on "View Post" to review the content or edit the post before approving:




Once the admin viewed, edited or confirmed the user's content, hover over Actions and click on "Set to Published":




The admin now has the option to notify the member that created the post after they've approved the post:


The email template that will be used is


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How to Edit Email Templates


Important Notes

  • Remember when moderating content, constantly check the member's content and update it. Anything that requires to be moderated before publishing will remain as a draft until approved for publishing.

  • If the Pay-Per-Post add-on is active on the website, the admin will have the option to override the limit. If the post or posts that are about to be approved go over the member limit, a warning will display to inform the admin about this: