Normally I code websites using Notepad, but I figured I'd use Wordpress and do a more complicated site. At the moment I'm just using a free host and seeing what can be done. I decided I'd try and create a writers site which members could join and post on, but I can't find all the plugins/information I need to do this. Hoping someone here can help me and if you have any suggestions on how to do this easier/better please let me know!
Sorry if this is quite long...1.
I figured members could use the blog to post stories, but that has led to a couple of problems. I'd like a frontend posting system that posts to the blog. The system just needs to have a title box, main content, categories (with the option of choosing more than one if possible), excerpt box and a send button (save as draft button would also be good). 2.
I want to remove/hide some stuff from the dashboard. First thing is that I want to change the posts section. I can stop people editing/deleting other peoples posts, but I don't want them to be able to see anyone elses, only their own. I either need to be able to hide the links to the other posts or be able to hide the posts section and be able to edit posts through the frontend posting system.
I also want to remove/hide the tools options.3.
I want each user to have a public profile. I want them to be able to add a bit about themselves and just some general information. At the moment when you click on a name it goes to an archive of the authors posts which is fine but I'd prefer it if it could go to the members profile instead which would include a tab/section of all the authors posts.4.
I want a custom registration form. Once signed up I want each member to automatically have a public profile. I also want members to automatically be signed up to certain roles depending on age.5.
Recent blog posts
I like the recent blog posts widget, but it posts a lot of the content and I don't want that. I want the title, the excerpt and the general info it usually gives (category, author etc). Is there any way to either edit the existing widget or is there a plugin that does this?6.
It would be useful if I could add a report/spam button to the blog for posts and comments.
When posting a blog you have to write a short code to add a new page. It'd be helpful if there was a button that added this code to save members writing it.
I want to restrict one page and one blog category. I'm using Page Restrict plugin, but members have the option of restricting their posts and I don't want that, but how can I remove the option? Is there a better plugin to use?
I want every post to have adverts on and I don't want members to have to add codes or be able to post without adds. Do I need a plugin for this and if so which?
Any help would be great. Thanks.