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    my2hands
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    @my2hands

    Ok, another attempt at this question in this support forum….

    I have a project, which i will outline below so as to illustrate what it is that i need in full.

    Obviously, I am making a social network as i am using Buddypress and most of what i need is already sorted out, but for a very specific reason i need each user to have thier own mini blog type thing. this is because i want to allow thier blog posts to be voted on by the other users of the site so i can then decide to link to thier post or copy it into a new post on the main blog. sort of a self managed site in a way. so, the things i have set up at the moment is a site wide forum, groups with forums (which have thier own blogs and need to stay intact so i cant somehow use the groups functions for my end result) and thats about it, pages will be added when content is provided through the afformentioned system.

    what i need is mini blogs, journals or whatever you want to call it embeded into profiles so each user an use them. I’d like them to be activated on a per user basis, so not everyone has them unless an admin adds them, but that isnt strictly neccersary as long as i can have the blogs. also these blogs should have some categorys or something similar.

    I know i could set up a multisite and have a blog per user but this is way to bloated for what i actually need so i would rather not do this. so is there anything that anyone can suggest. I did find a plugin called profile portfolio that looked like it might be adaptable but it has not been updated in some time.

    thanks for your time and i await your replies.

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    modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    What about using gravity forms for front end blog posting?

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    my2hands
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    @my2hands

    would that allow for each user to have a seperate blog, or would that make it so users posted in the general areas (ie posting in the categories for the site not thier own areas)

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    modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    Users can only have a blog if you use Multisite or add them to the blog BP is installed on. Gravity Forms allows users not added to a blog to add posts from the front end. You could then loop out the posts from each user as a blog post attaches id of submitter.

    This is just one possible solution. You could also create a BuddyPress component.

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    my2hands
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    @my2hands

    i find it strange that there isnt something that could be done, i mean the grop blog for instance works pretty much how i would like this to work, so how come no one seems to be doing this? i love wordpress and buddypress but for this prject i think i’ll have to find an alternative if there is one and i hate doing that.

    what do you mean by a buddypress component?

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    modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    I mean if its not available you have to create it yourself.

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    my2hands
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    @my2hands

    lol, thats why i was asking, if i could create it myself i would have :P i am learning slowly but not for something that complex, though i did have the idea of using the same basis of code that the groups do, probably wouldnt work though

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    modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    Can you edit title of this topic to say “front end user blog”

    I am developing a paid plugin for front end user blogs but its a few months away from release

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    Davidsdesk
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    @davidsdesk

    @modemlooper – are you still developing the “front end user blog” mentioned above? Thanks.

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    modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Haven’t started it yet, try this plugin http://buddydev.com/plugins/buddyblog/

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    hendrikk
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    @hendrikk

    Hi i did, do you know as well how to have customized fields (text/radio/select) on the Buddyblog/BP Simple Front End post? Is there an easy code insert or can it get integrated with an existing form customizing pluging (Types etc)? It would help a lot & thanks!

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    modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    You should ask the developer of that plugin. 😉

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    hendrikk
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    @hendrikk

    Thanks i will!

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