How to let Wordpress readers submit recipes or other content?
December 16, 2011 1:46 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to build a Wordpress feature allowing users to contribute content along the lines of recipes?
posted by steinsaltz to Food & Drink (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm building a Wordpress site where users would be able to share their own recipes. These recipes would be presented alongside cookbook offerings presented by the website's publisher. The recipes would then be filed under such categories as poultry, vegetarian, etc.
I'm having trouble thinking of a good way to set this up. The built-in Wordpress comments system, while good for discussions, seems awkward to adapt to something like this (unless there's a nice plugin that hijacks the Wordpress comments system for other purposes?) Then there was the plan to build a taxonomy of Custom Post Types. But while this is handy from the publishing side, I can't figure out how to safely let users submit their own Custom Posts without letting spammers mess up the system. Finally I tried an interesting plugin called RecipePress but it was odd, lacked documentation and the developer is pulling the plug on it.
Is there some widely-used, standard plugin out there that is good for this kind of thing (user-generated material, hopefully moderated like comments, but not different)? The recipes themselves wouldn't have to be any more complicated than the regular text blocks you find in posts.
Any help much appreciated.