File upload with story submission is a huge deal for me. We run a web-only news site in Upstate NY (10 years old; one of the oldest independent hyperlocals in the country) and we run it on WordPress.
Other forms plugins, including the excellent CForms, don't allow submission to the content database.
We receive a ton of content each day -- 30 to 50 submissions -- and most come with photos.
I desperately need photo(s) upload with story submission, even if it means I have to go in to the draft and place the photos in the story and excerpt manually.
(By the way -- it should support caption as well. A photo lacks context without a caption.)
And re: donnacha, I understand that the overwhelming majority of WP plugins are free, and that's wonderful. But 40 bucks for a plugin that does as much as this one does is hardly excessive. It's fair, in my view. Believe me, I've asked plugin developers for quotes to build just the content submission part of what Gravity Forms does, and I've gotten quotes of over $1,000 each time.
Please, please, please build the photo and caption submission into GF very soon.
(I'm buying the plugin anyway, because I need its other features, such as autoresponder, but you'll make my year when you add this function in.)
Posted 10 years ago on Thursday August 27, 2009 | Permalink