OK, so I have found quite a few post from front end plugins available around the web but I swear none of them work that great.
there is one that does but is for some reason incompatible with my theme and I really don't want to switch themes (trying to avoid this)
The one that works really well is "WP User Frontend" as it provides the ability to add photo as featured image with post title tags category etc. But for some reason it messes with my theme to where images become unclickable
Anyway, I wish you guys here at WPdev would create a nice plugin that does this! But for now, does anyone have a personal recommendation of such a plugin? Thanks in advance