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Stories and Chapters (5 posts)

  1. sumeetjain
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm looking for someone to help me with modifying WordPress to function as an story database. I can pay a little, but I don't have much. Of course, our modifications would be available as plug-ins for others.

    I need WordPress to allow new authors to create a new story. Then, they can add chapters to each story that they created (obviously authors cannot add chapters to stories created by other authors).

    The stories will be categorized into the top-level categories (like Mystery, Comedy, Romance, etc). So when a reader browses a category, they should see the story. Clicking on the story title takes them to a table of contents for that story. Then the single page view applies to chapters.

    I know enough PHP and mySQL to know this is 100% feasible, but I don't know enough to actually do it. If someone could work with me on this, I would eternally grateful and offer you whatever I can when I have anything.

    I've already taken a look at the In-Series plug-in, which is amazing, but it doesn't fully do what I need. If someone would work with me, we could perhaps work off of Scott's genius script.

    Please let me know if you're interested. You can email me at sumeet@sumeetjain.com

  2. Just make pages and child-pages.

    So have like a Comedy page and create another page with Comedy as it's parent. Put the story there, and use... <!--page--> (I think that's what it is) to make the article multi-pages (i.e. it'll create next and previous pages).

  3. sumeetjain
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply, but I don't fully understand what you mean.

    I won't know all of the authors... this is an open registration site. So most people won't know their way around WordPress. They won't know child/parent relationships... They should just be able to add a story, add a chapter, and click submit.

  4. Then probably a custom script would be the best thing. It could manually insert into the database and take care of setting up parents and such.

    Unless anyone else has any better ideas...

  5. sumeetjain
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yea, that's where I was at when I posted the request.

    What I'd like is for someone to actually help me in the PHP and mySQL work. I know a bit, and could probably get by with some guidance.

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