August 4, 2015 at 16:51 UTC #18094
I am revising a website for a birder group and they would like to allow members to post photos of birds they have seen. Is there a “spam free” plugin that you can recommend?
ThanksAugust 4, 2015 at 17:00 UTC #23750
I am not sure of what you are asking here.
Are you looking for a plugin that would make it easier for them than just upload their images in the media library and add them to a page themselves?
You need to elaborate about how images are being displayed right now and what exactly you are expecting people to be doing like create a new page, just add images in an existing gallery etc….August 4, 2015 at 17:12 UTC #23751
I am not really sure what I am looking for, probably something like a bulletin board. They want members of their group to be able to add photos like in a forum. They previously had a bulletin board and it was a spam nightmare. They don’t want to have to have a moderator constantly weeding out the spam.August 4, 2015 at 17:25 UTC #23752
If you don’t even know where they would be adding images, it is hard to start looking for a solution 🙂August 4, 2015 at 17:30 UTC #23753
I am sorry, this is all new to me. I have never worked with a website that allowed posting. I think they want something like a “group blog”, if that is the term, or a forum.August 4, 2015 at 17:45 UTC - Views: 1 #23754
A forum is just a place where people post message eventually with image, but the images don’t go into a web site page. Forum requires their own application which can be in a form of a plugin like these examples
You could also simply allow people to post images in the comment section of a page using a plugin like this one https://wordpress.org/plugins/comment-images/
If the posting needs to be private, you can require for people to log in before commentingAugust 4, 2015 at 18:00 UTC #23755
I don’t need them to go into a website page and it doesn’t need to be private unless it needs to be private to avoid spam. I will investigate your suggestions.
Thank you for your help.August 5, 2015 at 14:43 UTC - Views: 1 #23756BobthearchParticipant
I would integrate a forum into the website if the site owners want a “community” atmosphere with lots of user posts, informal interaction, and back-and-forth discussions.
If the website’s hosting service uses a complete C-panel, there are some forum softwares available that way. Or it’s probably easier to just do it as a WordPress plug-in; I notice the software titles in Scrambler’s link are some of the same as those on C-Panel.August 6, 2015 at 15:53 UTC #23757
I think the owners just want a way for their members to post photos and add a comment about where they took the photo. I am trying the comment-images plugin that scrambler suggested. I don’t know yet if that is what they want.
Thanks for your suggestion.August 26, 2015 at 18:56 UTC - Views: 2 #23758
I tried the plugin comment-images that you suggested and I think it is going to work. However, I have a question. Is it possible to change the words “comment” and “reply” to something else? I want to set it up so that the page is just one initial entry and then people can add their own entry, as a reply, but I don’t want to call it a reply or comment. I know this sounds confusing. Here is the page:
I added some dummy “comments” or “replies” so that you could see what I am after.
Thanks.August 26, 2015 at 19:58 UTC #23759
I think you can do that using the wordpress translation files, but I dont know the details. @weaver may have more informationAugust 27, 2015 at 22:02 UTC #23760WeaverKeymaster
This can be done. It is even documented, but I’ve never really publicized this not-quite-final document.
For your case, see:
It does require Weaver Xtreme Plus.August 31, 2015 at 05:51 UTC #23761
I don’t have Weaver Xtreme Plus. I am in the process of phasing out my web work and this is one of the last websites I will be revising. Would it be possible to create a child theme for the comment.php file and change the words that way?August 31, 2015 at 17:33 UTC #23762I would suppose so.I would also try the wordpress language files, but I am not sure how that works so you will have to do some research on thatAugust 31, 2015 at 19:51 UTC #23763WeaverKeymaster
You can spend hours creating a child theme, or spend a few bucks and add a few simple lines of code via Weaver Xtreme Plus – you have to evaluate how much your time is worth.September 4, 2015 at 16:22 UTC #23764
Your point is well taken. Problem is that this is a freebie I am doing for a friend. The group runs on pennies and is more of a public service organization as they are all volunteers who do beach cleanup, bird counting, etc. I realize that the cost of Weaver Xtreme Plus is more than reasonable (and definitely worth buying) but I am not in a position to purchase it and keep renewing it over the years. If I were still employed, I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase it and pay for any time extensions needed.
And thank you for your continued help.
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