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User-submitted galleries via front end in ExpressionEngine

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November 26, 2012 9:01:37 AM

Hello people! I'm trying to set up a form on the front end of a site with ExpressionEngine for user-submitted image galleries. Obviously hidden by default, then set to 'visible' by admin if they're OK. I'm new to EE and not really sure where to start. Any recommendations?

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January 29, 2013 1:32:36 AM

sam_p_lay said:
Hello people! I'm trying to set up a form on the front end of a site with ExpressionEngine for user-submitted image galleries. Obviously hidden by default, then set to 'visible' by admin if they're OK. I'm new to EE and not really sure where to start. Any recommendations?



Sam, Did you get any recommendations? I am looking for the same type of solution. if so can you help me out?

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January 29, 2013 9:49:16 AM

Hi Corby, best advice is don't use EE :-P I'm losing patience with it now. To answer your question, I did get it working temporarily, but then enabled CAPTCHA out of curiosity. Didn't work, so I tried disabling it, but it's stuck enabled. Turns out it's a bug in my version of EE (2.53) and Safecracker.

But you can't update Safecracker without updating EE now that Ellis have acquired Safecracker and integrated it by default. And the EE site has changed so I can no longer download up-to-date files without paying again. Can try and edit the DB directly (absolute mess in there for plugin settings - using serialised JSON) but it still seems to be enabled elsewhere.

The solution I used anyway was fairly complicated (to me at least) and took quite a bit of fiddling to get it working, but it's a combination of Matrix (a plugin you'll need to pay for) and Safecracker (bundled as standard in recent EE versions). If you decide to try that, I'd be happy to post my template and tell you what options I have set in the back-end. Can't recall the steps I took to set it up though unfortunately.
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January 29, 2013 8:55:09 PM

Sam, Thanks for your fast response! I am going to do some more research on this, hopefully I will be able to find a solution.

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January 30, 2013 8:58:39 AM

Good luck with it :-)
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