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Special account? Allow columnists to upload files?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bayz101, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. bayz101

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    Hello,

    Is it possible to allow random users to upload files to a folder on my server? I want to make a "Queue" folder where my website columnists can upload their editorials. From there, I can spell-check them and move them to the destination folder for publishing.

    Is this possible? Can I make a separate account on the CPanel for just the columnists to upload their work? Please reply. Thanks..
     
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    You could do this with either a user-created FTP account, or with a php script that allows you to login and upload a file to a specific location.
     
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    There is no clean way to make a directory available to a group of users to upload to, without giving them all the same login details. You might do better to handle this sort of thing thru your website software. For example Wordpress has options similar to what you're asking about I believe.

    Even if you created a second cPanel account in order to isolate one account from the other, you've still got the issue of users sharing the login and all users with those login details being able to view, remove, edit everything else located there.
     
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    Is there a .php script I can use? Will wordpress allow users to upload a word file to a selected folder? Thanks for the quick replies.
     
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    You'll need to look into that over on the Wordpress site. I do know that Wordpress has many solutions for this sort of thing. For one quick example:
    /http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/file-manager
     
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    I actually just discovered how to make a .php file for this, and it's working. Thanks all for your help. You can mark this as "Solved" or simply close it or move it to your archives. Thanks again.
     
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    Good to hear. Good luck with your site. :)
     
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