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  • Anyone know if there is a way to allow users (people who visit the site) to submit entries in much the way buzzfeed.com does?

    I’m looking for a better way of intergrating our forums, and I thought, why not allow users to create entries that are in their own category?

    The main site would feature our own content, but there would be a “raw” category that features everything.

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  • Any suggestions?

    I’m not sure I entirely grasp what functionality you’re aiming for. I’m not familiar with Buzzfeed.com.

    If I understand correctly, you’re basically looking to allow users to submit their own content, which would possibly appear on a page on the site, and then have your own content featured on the primary page. Is this correct?

    If this is what you’re looking for, you can achieve this with a combination of base WordPress functionality and plugins. You can allow registration on the site, force new users to a role that allows them to post their own content, create a category for user created content, and create a page for viewing the content.

    You can then use plugins (a rather sizeable list of them, actually) for more refined restriction, like forcing a user to post in a certain category, restricting the capabilities of the user’s role, hiding the dashboard capabilities that you don’t want them to access, and finally for filtering site admin and user-submitted content to display on the appropriate page(s). (You might also have to make some limited code adjustments within your theme or some of the plugins.)

    The end result, hopefully, would be the ability for registered users to submit their own content to display on your site exactly where you want it to display.

    If this is not at all what you were looking for, sorry for wasting your time! Otherwise, come up with a good set of keywords and do some searching through the plugin directory and support forums for plugins that do what you need.

    Hi there- we’re looking to set up a second blog where users can submit entries. Easily post text, images, photos, quotes, and videos.

    All the entries are under a separate blog, but users can log-in and entries from one blog can be moved to another.

    You can see the implementation on a site like: http://www.buzzfeed.com

    Any suggestions on how to go about doing this?

    We’re wondering how to keep our content and the user submitted content separate, but have the blogs interact with each other. I’m concerned about being able to separate our content from the user generated content.

    • Users can easily post text, images, photos, quotes and videos.
    • Recent comments from both blogs appear on the sidebar.
    • Entries from the second user generated blog can be moved to the first blog.
    • Single log-in for both blogs, or log in via facebook.
    • Users are required to categorize their blog entry.

    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

    By editing your page and comment template, you can build something close… Just a suggestion.

    Look me and several other people asked already that we request a Front-End login for registered members so they never have to see the back-end. There should be a nice member profile with statistics, what they contributed, maybe karma system and rewards all in the front-end.

    Then they should be able to submit posts and others can approve it.

    Why can’t anybody make this?

    Madinas- try this link I found while looking for the same functionality:
    http://webdevstudios.com/support/wordpress-plugins/nextgen-public-uploader/

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