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Wordpress website like this - how?

Posted on 2009-02-09
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I would like to create a website similar to this one http://www.outdoor-photos.com/ in Wordpress.

Some requirements:
- user after registration can submit photos with some basic description and tags
- photos are published after administrator approves them
- all visitors can vote on photos they like
- posts are sorted by date but you can see top xx highest rated or by single author

Question: Is it possible to achieve in Wordpess without custom coding? I am a beginner in that area. Any recommendations how to do it?

Question by:MisUszatek

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spend some time looking through their add-ons.
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Sure, just have users add their pictures via post.  http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/16/how-do-i-upload-pictures/
There are many plugins for rating posts, so you will be able to display the top rated posts easily.   http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/rating
Clicking on any author name lists all posts by that author by default, so that won't be a problem, either.

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you need to allow anyone to publish, but only after APPROVED.  Do you have a wordpress site set up already?

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Tony van Schaik earned 1500 total points
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I just made a similar website in Wordpress for myself, the videos are just posts with custom fields to add the YoutubeID, what i did is adding 2 custom fields in my index.php, single.php, search.php, archive.php with URL and Thumb.
And i'm using the postrating/pagenavi plugins from Lester Chan.
More info here: http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming/php/#wp-postratings http://lesterchan.net/portfolio/programming/php/#wp-pagenavi
You can use the functions to add those fields in your theme:
<?php $values = get_post_custom_values("url"); echo $values[0]; ?>
<?php $values = get_post_custom_values("thumbs"); echo $values[0]; ?>
But i used the custom fields, because i don't need to embed the videos in the texteditor, these are automatically loaded in a video lightbox with SWF object. You only need images. So i think you can also let the users add the image just in the content field itself in the Dashboard. I'm didnt need to store the video files on my website, i just stream it.
After that you can Add a Post in the Dashboard and below you see Custom Fields just type in URL and Thumb after doing that once you can select those fields every time you add a post.
And then you can set the default registration role to Contributor, posts added by the Contributor need to be Moderated by the Admin before publishing.
You can view my website here: http://www.bmwvideopost.com/
I got my inspiration from http://bestwebgallery.com/
Here are some themes for a photoblog:

  <!-- CONTENT -->
  <div id="content">
    <?php if (have_posts()) : ?>
    <?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>
    <div class="item" onmouseover="this.className='item2'" onmouseout="this.className='item'">
      <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink() ?>" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link to <?php the_title_attribute(); ?>">
        <?php the_title(); ?>
      <p><a class="ceebox" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<?php $values = get_post_custom_values("url"); echo $values[0]; ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>" target="_blank"> <img class="video-thumb" src="http://img.youtube.com/vi/<?php $values = get_post_custom_values("thumbs"); echo $values[0]; ?>/0.jpg" alt="<?php the_title(); ?>" /></a></p>
      <div class="comment-bottom">
        Posted in <?php the_category(', ') ?> | <a title="<?php comments_number('no comments','1 comment','% comments'); ?>" href="<?php the_permalink() ?>"><?php comments_number('no comments','1 comment','% comments'); ?></a></div>
      <div class="clear"></div>
      <?php if(function_exists('the_ratings')) { the_ratings(); } ?>
    <!-- Item Div -->
    <?php endwhile; ?>
    <div class="clear"></div>
    <?php endif; ?>
 <!-- /CONTENT -->

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