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Please help a newbie out (6 posts)

  1. morality28
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm coming over from blogger and feeling really overwhelmed by what I want to accomplish - and learning the coding to do it.

    Eventually I want people to register at my site. Once registered, they will be able to create posts. These posts should be custom post types and I'd like the users to fill out a form with all the necessary content and then every post will look the same using the data they submitted. I need all kinds of fields - dates, url, photos, etc. Kind of like a music database site where the users can add data. Then, all these "posts" will need to be searchable by categories, date fields and a few others.

    I've looked at using pods cms, and tutorials for creating my own custom post types but I'm just so confused. Plus these plugins I've looked at all seem to use the dashboard, and not the frontend like I was hoping.

    Would someone be kind enough to point me in the right direction please?

    Thank you!!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  3. morality28
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestion - I've already tried TDO mini forms but there doesn't seem to be a date type field I can add. This is actually the most important of the fields I need and I have to be able to search by this date as my site will be listing contests with their end date.

    Any other ideas?
    Does it sound like I'm going to have to bite the bullet and learn some coding?

  4. Scott Kingsley Clark
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You really need to check out http://www.gravityforms.com/

    It's one of the best form processors out there and it's easy to use. Plus the support you get with the license is phenomenal!

  5. Scott Kingsley Clark
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Pods is more geared towards developers, it can do what you're wanting but it really isn't the tool for exactly what you want. There's a tool for everything ;)

    Check out Gravity Forms in my previous post, it offers up some Post-integration and tutorials on it on their help site.

  6. morality28
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks - I had seen Gravity forms before so I'll definitely check it out again!

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