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  • Resolved Damien Pochon

    (@damienouebe)


    Hi all,
    I’m trying to create a new website for our local photo club. We would need a “member area” in which logged-in members could have access to specific content, especially photo galleries. They would also be able to post their own galleries.
    I’ve played around with a few plugins for galleries (including NextGEN) and member management (currently on UltimateMember, Buddypress being a bit overwhelming).
    I have not yet found a solution that is simple & safe enough for a non technical audience. I’m starting to think that it might be better to have Worpdress + a specific gallery solution on the side.

    Has any of you achieved that? With what setup?

    Thanks in advance for sharing your experience!
    Damien

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  • Hi Damien,

    That is definitely possible, with a trick ๐Ÿ™‚ I did it already some years ago, using these:

    1. For the user submission form in the front end there is this plugin:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/user-submitted-posts/ It can be configured to allow more images for one post and the images get attached to that post.

    2. Use a function to add the [gallery] shortcode after post content (that’s the trick). If that’s too technical then use an Ad Inserter plugin like this one https://wordpress.org/plugins/ad-inserter/ and consider the shortcode as an Ad to be inserted after content.
    Beyond that I believe there are a lot of plugins which take that shortcode and style the gallery in countless ways – just need to try a few. There are also paid options that does the same (I ended up using one)

    Other than that I believe it’s important to have a mean to control the image sizes – and for that there’s https://wordpress.org/plugins/imsanity/ which adjust image size on-the-fly at upload.

    I still have that website and just checked it and still works ๐Ÿ™‚ Don’t know if I’m allowed to link it here but if you need more details please ask me and I’ll gladly help with the info I have.

    Regards,
    Alex.

    Thread Starter Damien Pochon

    (@damienouebe)

    Hi Alex,
    That’s great, thanks a lot! I’ll give these a try ASAP.
    Cheers,
    Damien

    Thread Starter Damien Pochon

    (@damienouebe)

    Hi Alex,
    The “USer submitted post” is fantastic! Although the UI is a bit old school (esp. for multiple photo uploads), it is easy to use & configure. The latest versions actually offers to insert the gallery after the post without playing with the template.
    I’ll also try the other plugin you mentionned, although USP alreay offers size (w*l) limits.
    Thanks again!
    Damien

    Hi Damien, glad to hear that!

    The UI can be easily styled because it’s in the front end actually and any custom CSS code added in Customizer will do ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Had no idea that USP already offers size limits, I believe it didn’t long time ago – thanks for heads up!

    Alex.

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