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[resolved] Submission Error Every Time (9 posts)

  1. finkplamingoes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I feel so silly because no one else seems to be having this problem, but I can't get this plugin to work even right out of the box. I double-checked and its file path is fine (I saw a previous post about an extraneous folder but that's all fine).

    Thinking it was something funny with my theme, I re-activated the default Twenty Eleven and it still didn't work. When I display the form with a shortcode on a page and try to submit, I get the error message defined in the settings (by default, "There was an error. Please ensure that you have added a title, some content, and that you have uploaded only images"). When I display it by hard-coding it into the page template and try to submit, I don't receive any message but a "submission-error=1" is tacked onto the end of the URL and I don't have any pending posts in the Admin area.

    Does anyone have any ideas? This is extremely frustrating and I'm worried that I'll have trouble getting support in the future - seems like this awesome-sounding plugin has been all but abandoned.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/user-submitted-posts/

  2. finkplamingoes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update on this! I just noticed that even though I'm seeing errors, the posts ARE going through - they're just ending up in my Trash folder for some reason.

    Still not sure how to fix this. Any thoughts? Thank you!!

  3. finkplamingoes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well...some are going through, and some aren't. Not sure why...

  4. Alllex
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just noticed that even though I'm seeing errors, the posts ARE going through - they're just ending up in my Trash folder for some reason.

    I have the same problem!

  5. marbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm getting the same thing (using WP 3.4.1). I've uninstalled, reinstalled, checked paths, checked permissions, checked WP settings...nothing will get rid of the default error message. Shame because this seems like a cool, simple plugin.

  6. finkplamingoes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm getting the same thing (using WP 3.4.1). I've uninstalled, reinstalled, checked paths, checked permissions, checked WP settings...nothing will get rid of the default error message. Shame because this seems like a cool, simple plugin.

    Grrr...it sure is! This plugin has so many awesome features and so much going for it. It seems like it's been abandoned and that really is a shame. For what it's worth, making sure to 'Show' the post title field resolved my error message issue, which is strange because it shouldn't be an editable setting if it's required. Also, now I'm getting most posts in my All Posts view, where they should be, instead of the Trash.

    My latest issue is that the plugin will display uploaded gif images but not jpgs. I really wish there were more support for this plugin.

  7. marbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Wow...that little tip did wonders to get this plugin working. Thank you! Yes, it's stupid that this is editable if it kills the plugin's functionality. Oh well.

    When I've uploaded JPGs, they show up in the media gallery as attached to the post with the title I enter in my test. I then have to go to the post and manually insert the image from the media gallery. Kinda of a pain, but it's working.

  8. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry for the long delay with updating this plugin. User Submitted Posts is now updated with all sorts of new features, improvements, and bug-fixes.

    Version 20121108 fixes the issue where posts won't submit when the title is hidden.

    For images not loading or displaying, there are several things to check:

    • Check the permission settings on the upload folder(s) by ensuring that you can successfully upload image files thru the Media Uploader.
    • Double-check that all the image-upload settings make sense, and that the images being uploaded meet the specified requirements.

    Note: when changing permissions on files and folders, it is important to use the least-restrictive settings possible. If you have to use more permissive settings, it is important to secure the directory against malicious activity. For more information check out http://digwp.com/2012/09/secure-media-uploads/

  9. Jeff Starr
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Update! Version 20121120 is now available with even more improvements, fixes, and features :)

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