WriteShare Writing Community Platform

Description

There is more to writing on WordPress than blogging.

WriteShare plugin will give you books with chapters. Turn WordPress into a full featured writing community.

With WriteShare, site admins get a writing platform. It’s easy to set up full on writing communities for education. Classes and courses using various Learning Management Systems (LMS) like LearnDash, LifterLMS, Namaste, Sensei, WP Courseware, WP LMS, LearnPress, will find the WP WriteShare plugin a must for all writing and course work submissions.

Fanfiction, recipe, journalism/news, longread… hell, any site that invites writers or members to submit text, graphics, or both will want to use WriteShare.

WriteShare uses advanced taxonomy features which offer flexibility in how content is organized for both writers and readers, making your WordPress more of a writing platform than a blogging site.

Writers will upload their submissions in a simple yet organized format. Writings will be easily searched by not just author and date (that’s the blogging way), but with more search options.

WP WriteShare is going to be super easy to use and set up, lightweight, flexible.

Videos:

WriteShare Overview – Site Admin Dashboard and Front End: https://youtu.be/n__S16KyRac

Adding Books with Chapters: https://youtu.be/ZHn9JqThcXc

Screenshots

  • Dashboard
  • Settings
  • Content Types
  • Taxonomies
  • Writing
  • Categorizing

Installation

Install and activate like all plugins.

There will be two additions to your Dashboard:

  1. WriteShare
  2. Content

WriteShare > Settings

Select your content type. This selection will change 2. Content to your selection.

  • Note these URLS for when you create your menus:
  • Submit Writings: /write/
  • Editing: via Edit links in Profile
  • Search and Archives: /content/ … this will be whatever you select for content such as /fanfic/ or /poetry/ or /essays/
  • Login/registration: /wp-admin/
  • Profile: /profile/

Setup Instructions:

  • Quick Setup (this is all most of you will need)- http://wpwriteshare.com/setup-instructions/
  • Detailed Setup – http://wpwriteshare.com/setup-instructions/setup-instructions-full-detail/
  • If you want to require writer’s to request writing privileges on your site, see New Writers Registration and Approval Instructions – http://wpwriteshare.com/setup-instructions/request-writer-status/
  • Posting/Editing is very straightforward, but there are a few notes on that page – http://wpwriteshare.com/setup-instructions/posting-and-editing-instructions/
  • Show me how to quickly set up the plugin to use on an education site: Academic Setup – http://wpwriteshare.com/academic-setup/
  • Show me how to quickly set up the plugin to use on a fanfic site: Fanfic Setup – http://wpwriteshare.com/fanfic-setup/

If you need extensive setup instructions, please go to http://wpwriteshare.com/setup-instructions/setup-instructions-full-detail/

Videos:
WriteShare Overview – Site Admin Dashboard and Front End: https://youtu.be/n__S16KyRac
Adding Books with Chapters: https://youtu.be/ZHn9JqThcXc

FAQ

Does your plugin work with BuddyPress and bbPress?

Yes. It’s ideal for education communities using LMS like LearnDash, Namaste, Sensei, WP Courseware, Lifter LMS, and all social networking sites using BuddyPress.

Can your plugin be used for XYZ kind of writing?

Yes, you can easily change Taxonomy labels in Dashboard > WriteShare > Settings to easily adapt it to any and all kinds of writings.

Does your plugin allow for books with chapter?

Yes, and you can easily jump between chapters using the drop down menu that lists the chapters submitted.

Is posting via front end?

Yes, and editing, too.

My plugin won’t install – or – I am getting an error when installing. What is wrong?

You must be using PHP 5.3 or higher. Please note, any earlier versions are outdated and not supported. Recommended version is 5.6+.

Are you open to feedback and suggestions?

Absolutely, hi@wpwriteshare.com. Please let us know your thoughts. This is a super early version of this plugin, and many enhancements and additional functionality will be coming throughout 2016. Let us know what you’re looking for so we can determine which elements to work on first.

Where can I find setup videos?

WriteShare Overview – Site Admin Dashboard and Front End: https://youtu.be/n__S16KyRac
Adding Books with Chapters: https://youtu.be/ZHn9JqThcXc

Reviews

Success Written in the Stars

Very impressed with WriteShare, works flawlessly in WordPress. Easy to configure & get running.. Jacky is helpful, responsive & a pleasure to deal with if you have questions.
I look forward to future developments.. and building a flagship example of what this plugin is capable of!

Buggy

Installation went fine. Implementation was a frustrating mess. I’ve uninstalled it.

Very good

Great bit of software and good videos to help you, had a bit of a problem when selecting categories in taxonomy as they conflict with categories in normal posts but a name change sorted that out.

Does exactly what it says it will!

This is a great plugin, well thought out. The documentation for getting it up and running is a little confusing and I’d like to see a more in-depth guide to explain the whole process. I did find the information I needed but I had to look at several different pages on the website.

Still, once it’s up, this is very good! It’s not the most complex system but it doesn’t need to be. For something like this, what you really want is for people to be able to read the content without the plugin getting in the way.

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Contributors & Developers

“WriteShare Writing Community Platform” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.15 We have added removed user names from the author drop down list for security purposes. Only display names will appear on that drop down. Additionally, we made adjustments so that the plugin is fully translatable. It has been fully translated to Dutch. We welcome all other languages.