Creating a map that will showcase template posts from many users (2 posts)

  1. walz12
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So I am would appreciate some help strategizing the best way to do this.

    I want to create a database of trips students have taken around the world. Ideally there would be a standardized template (say a google form) that users could fill in and geotag to a set location.

    It would include:

    1. Location:
    2. Length of Trip:
    3. Description:
    4. Category: *which would need to be tags that were searchable (ex: volunteer, study abroad, etc.)
    5. etc.

    The trick is I need this to be really straightforward and easy to use or students won't use it

    I have an idea how to do this using the regular posts, but also want to have traditional blog style posts for my site as well. Can you create two streams of "posts" on a single site like this? Should I create a separate site and link them?

  2. egado
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Guess the Custom Post Types could be manage your needs. With die CPT you can create as much seperate post streams as you like.


    There are a lot of tutorials out there, like here: http://wplift.com/wordpress-custom-post-types-tutorials-tools-advice or here http://wp.tutsplus.com/tag/custom-post-types/ but take care, that the tuts are not too old ;) There are also plugins to easily add CPT to your WordPress, have a look at: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-post-type-ui/

    Custom Post Types together with custom fields = awesome :)
    Custom fields plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/

    But no idea to handle your "easy to add form" but i guess there are plugins for it :)

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