Ok, I have no idea how easy this would be to do. In fact it may already have been done. Looking through codex, plugins and the forum, I haven't found any mention of this. Anyone has ideas?
Here's what I want to achieve: I want to provide a "simplified" posting screen for my contributors. Some of the options would be available, such as the "Categories", and the photo upload. But the rest would pretty much be limited.
I want to provide them with a form where they can type pre-defined data. The fields from that form would then be used to create a post and mix the data from the form into html.
For example, the form would have fields such as :
Location, name, date, and title.
When the contributor fills the form and clicks "submit", the data would be inserted in a
<dl> into a post.
This is to ensure uniformity of posts (not really a "blog" per se.
Is there anything available? if not, how complicated would it be to write such a plugin? I can see hurdles, but not being such a php jockey, I'm not sure how to go about it. I guess what I'm looking for is a way to insert formatted data into a post.