#2 Jan 18, 2009 04:46
Someone who registers on your blog is a member, but that doesn't mean you want them to have access to all your blog posts. It also doesn't mean you want them to be able to post stuff. So "member" simply means 'signed up'. After that you have to decide what permissions they get. If your newly registered members get put into the group called "basic users" then they will inherit the permissions of the "basic users" group.
Now let's shift gears a bit. If on the blog settings for (lets say) blog #12 you check the box for "Use advanced perms" then on the "group permissions" subtab that shows up you make 'basic users' be a 'member of' that blog then each newly registered member of the installation will also be a member of that particular blog ... and will therefore be able to see content posted as 'protected'.
Can they post stuff? ONLY if you give that group permission to post stuff! Oh and by the way sometimes individual permissions will put restrictions on what the group permissions claim so it gets a little complicated...
Basically one must dig on the idea that being "a registered member of the installation" is not the same as being a "member or the blog". To see a protected post one must be a "member of the blog", which first requires being a "member of the installation".
Hope it helps!