[wp-hackers] Creating a user-generated collaborative (i.e., crowd-sourced) project using WP

aesqe aesqe at skyphe.org
Thu Mar 12 13:14:08 GMT 2009

I'm a bit confused here, Doug, because...

On 12.3.2009 12:01, Doug Stewart wrote:
> I need a minimum of overhead for the users to be able to
> submit information, so just setting up a blog, allowing registrations and
> then doing a custom write page isn't really going to cut it.

...and then you list option 2), which to me sounds exactly like a custom 
write page :)

> 2) Create a form that has the full privileges of an Author role and allow
> folks submissions to actually go in as full-fledged posts.

Why not go with that?

Create a custom write page with predefined custom fields, categories 
and/or tags and let your users write a post which can be submitted for 
moderation (or not, depends on your goal).

You could either create an external page (or a function, a widget...) 
for this, or "hack" admin's design (custom header and footer, unset all 
unnecessary menu items) so your users don't see a difference between 
admin and frontend.

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