Can visitors upload their own photos to my free WordPress site?

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  • #981972

    soden
    Member

    Is there a feature that allows visitors upload their own photos to my free WordPress site?
    Blog url: http://slogoing.wordpress.com/

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

    #982069

    soden
    Member

    Is there a feature that allows visitors to upload their own photos to my free WordPress site?

    #982070

    auxclass
    Member

    No – they can send you a link then you would up load the picture

    #982071

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well, yes.

    Icanhascheezburger has this ability. They pay, I believe, $2,400 a month for it.

    #982119

    soden
    Member

    Auxclass & Raincoaster,
    Thanks for your replies. Is there any feature available if the free account is upgraded to the paying account? Also, Mr Raincoaster, I think $2400 per month would be a bit too much to pay to enable visitors to upload their photos.

    #982121

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s the price. What you are proposing is not available for free. It’s a huge security risk, for one thing.

    The only upgrade that will allow you to do this is the VIP upgrade, which is what Cheezburger has and the price is what I have said.

    #982123

    soden
    Member

    Raincoaster, thanks again for the info. It’s actually for my client who wants me to create a site for him with this uploading feature. I figured there would be a security issue – Cheezburger makes it so easy without even having to log in!

    #982129

    raincoaster
    Member

    You’re going to need to use a WordPress.org install and spend some decent money to make this safe or possible. It can’t be done here without the VIP upload, which is overkill.

    #982135

    soden
    Member

    Raincoaster, yes I’m beginning to understand that it’s expensive technology. I’ll suggest to my client that his site should say, “Send us your photos and we’ll post them on our site.” Thanks again for your assistance.

    #982137

    raincoaster
    Member

    That should work. Good luck!

    #982142

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    There was a post from about maybe a year or two ago that someone had suggested a method to do this, but I’m not able to spend time looking for it right now.

    Regardless your visitors can also comment with the link to wherever they’ve uploaded their image and you can collect it from there, as suggested by tsp here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/upload-visitors-photos?replies=3

    #982145

    soden
    Member

    justjennifer, thanks for the info. I keep it in mind.

    #982146

    timethief
    Member
    #982221

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    FWIW-The gist of the earlier forum reply I referenced above required that anyone submitting images had to at least have an Author role, so no change from the reply given by timethief in the thread she linked to.

    #982222

    soden
    Member

    Thanks justjennifer. I’m now looking into having my client’s WordPress site link to a photo-sharing site such as Flickr.com, to see if it would make it easier for visitors to upload their own images to his site without having to open an account (although I think Flickr requires them to have at least a Google or Yahoo account).

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