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WP or PHP script - repository of "articles"    -- seeking advice/strategy/methodology/workflow

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we have the need for various parts of an organization to post "articles"
(could be just a paragraph, or several pages)
for the purposes of posting in an archive (from which then the others can copy these articles to use).
It's similar to an RSS feed, sorta.

What is a good technique for allowing members to post articles (with categories), and then
have them be viewable (by category, by most recent)  for copying and re-usage.
i don't really want to spend the time to create a database application to do this.

posting in a (fake) blog in WP and then using an RSS feed plugin isn't very efficient/slick.
best would be if it's "housed" within WP, but can be any script.
display of the repository titles/summary (RSS-like) is important for quick viewing to see
what is of (re)use

any ideas?  tools?

thanks!
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Jason C. Levine earned 2000 total points
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If you are using WordPress, just make the users Contributors and they can submit posts but not actually publish. So an Administrator or Editor would need to review things and make them live.  The rest is just setting up a viewing method, which is stupid simple.  

Not sure where you see the challenge?
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the challenge is to have a simple interface to
be able to select a category or do a search for resulting "articles"
and the resulting citation list would display with clickable title/summaries.

a site i found uses this static approach to make a table containing cells that display
the last few recent "posts", but this is not selectable viewing.  it uses a shortcode like the following for each category.

[better-rss feed="http://worcesterago.org/category/blog-members/feed" items=4 show_date=1]

what i'm after is an interface to search or select categories to display
the results as clickable snippets, much like a search engine.
best would be to have the title clickable to [SHOW/HIDE] so that it's easy to poke around without leaving the page.
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Look into the plugins SearchWP and FacetWP. Between them, you can build the custom search interface you are seeking.
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