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  1. Is there away to allow my readers to upload or submit photos to me? I am looking for a feature to go hand-in-hand with the comment feature.
    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is dreamroom.wordpress.com.

  2. No casual readers cannot insert anything into our blogs. If they could our blogs would be full of porno. However, we can add official users to our blogs. They require wordpress.com accounts but not blogs. As you are giving them Admin access I warn you to be extremely selective about the roles you assign. See here for the roles http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/ and see here for the set up http://en.support.wordpress.com/adding-users/

  3. knashermac2009
    Member

    Provided your readers are registered as Authors, it is possible to set up a simple system whereby they can add photos to a Gallery in a post belonging to you.

  4. Yes and that's stated at the User Roles link I posted above.

    An author can edit, publish and delete their posts, as well as upload files/images http://en.support.wordpress.com/user-roles/

  5. knashermac2009
    Member

    Yes, timethief I agree, but the link doesn't explain how an author can upload a photo into someone else's post.

  6. No and are you going to provide those instructions for dreamroom?

  7. knashermac2009
    Member

    Of course.

    1. Admin clicks on New Post and gives it a suitable name - e.g. "Submit photos here"
    2. Go into HTML mode and insert this line
    [gallery]
    3. Publish the post.
    4. Now EDIT the post. Look in the browser address bar and you will see something like: http://yourblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=12345&action=edit
    5. Make a note of number after the post= (12345 in my example). This is the id of your post.
    6. Before or after your [gallery], add a line like:
    Click HERE to upload a photo to the gallery.
    7. Make the word HERE into a link, with the following link address, with your own post_id inserted instead of the 12345.

    http://yourblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=12345&type=image&TB_iframe=true

    Now update the post.

    All registered authors and above will now be able to use this button to upload photos from their computers.

  8. @knashermac2009
    Thank you - bookmarked! :)

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