I have been searching for a solution to create a user submitted photo gallery with Wordpress and have not had much luck so am hoping by making a request here someone will create a plugin that does this so I can buy it
How it Would Work:
Users go to a page where the submission form is embedded and they can easily and simply upload photos from the front end (never needing to go into the dashboard/admin areas) and also be able to write a description of their photo.
Photos are then published automatically to a page setup as a gallery.
Users should be able to see what they have submitted and also look at what others have submitted (similar to an authors page or profile page)
Would also be nice to have the ability to create multiple galleries/categories, so you could have one gallery for photos of one thing, another gallery for photos of another type.
I am not a big fan of a lot of admin options, as I think that makes plugins too confusing, but some basics such as default category and image upload size limits would probably be a good idea.
Currently I have something like this set up with TDO Mini Forms for users to submit their photos and my gallery is set up as a page template that displays images from posts from that category. The TDO Mini Forms is not working for me though - 3 out of 4 users can't get it to work properly. Part of this is because it requires users to press an "upload" button before they write their post content and send it - so if they forget to click on upload no photo is attached. Then there are some misc. errors I just can't seem to figure out at all, so I would like to find something else soon.
I have looked at other scripts such as PhotoPost and Coppermine, but they both have outdated interfaces and don't integrate with Wordpress as well as I would like them to.
If you have any solutions for this please let me know