Need advice on which Plugins to use?

Hey guys, I am looking for suggestions on which plugins I should use (or customize) to build a “story submission” site.

I would like the user to register with their Facebook account as their login (Ultimate Facebook I assume) and once logged in, I would like a very specific, very customized admin area. (Like wpmudev’s area on their site). The user writes a story (I am thinking of using custom post types and meta boxes) and submits it for approval to us.

They can login to see past stories they have written, which ones were denied, which ones were published, etc. Then of course they can share the ones that were published with all of their friends.

The site will feature short stories written by users but you do NOT have to be registered or logged in to READ any of the stories.

I was thinking of simply having a Gravity Form where the user could write and submit the story, but I think that will be too limiting when it comes to the author accessing it down the road.

Anywho, thanks for the help!

  • aecnu
    • WP Unicorn

    Greetings Chris,

    Thank you for the detailed vision of what you want to accomplish.

    The WPMU DEV site is comprised of a very heavily custom coded version of the original bbPress version 1.0 and there is nothing else like it intentionally made that way.

    If you are a coder there is a chance you can come close and I have already given all the information that I know and the developers will disclose on how it was made.

    If you are not a coder, then you will need to hire a very competent coder to even have a chance to get the look.

    Other then that, I would use the Easy Blogging plugin to get that back end the way I described within the confines of the plugin ~or~ use something like the Admin Menu Editor plugin to control the back end look and feel.

    One of those two should do the job for you.

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV Community Member!

    Cheers, Joe

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