This would be very handy for me right now so that my members can easily find out contact information for committee heads to volunteer to help out.
Collecting comments now.
I merged another very similar thread into this one, they should be solved together – the registration to multiple events should be simple and fast if possible. There are a number of suggestions in comments on how to achieve this.
This is a great start! I especially like that ability to allow members to upload as well. Can't wait until this is available.
Hard to tell from the design, will the info of the member that uploaded the file be kept and displayed?
As mentioned by others some sort of meta data (title, description, category, keywords, etc) per file and search capability of that meta data would make this much more useful. Usually the file name is not enough to really identify what a file contains.
Adding basic crop and rotate for images when they are uploaded would be of great value to the members of the website I administer.
I agree that blog tags and maybe categories are a must have. I will outline how I think I would use them on the website I am administering since I’m not getting a clear picture from the comments that span several years here.
The website is for descendants of a common ancestor that are interested in staying in touch, sharing their common history, maintaining a living family tree - 7 generations so far and growing, and co-ordinating & holding family reunions.
For this site it is important for the members themselves to be able to add content that can be easily organized and viewed. So far it seems to me that blogs might be used accomplish that.
If members could categorize and tag blog articles, the blog articles could show up in blog gadgets geared towards specific categories - “Back in England”, “Moving to Canada”, Original Homestead”, “Ranching in Alberta”, etc with the tags being used for filtering the articles in that blog. Not really sure if hierarchical categories are something the site would make use of, at least right away.
Another feature of the site is that every descendant has a page in the family tree, I would like to be able to place a blog gadget on these pages that would display any blog articles tagged with that person’s “id”, so that it becomes a collection of stories around the person. A single blog article could show up on several family tree page blogs if the story includes several people.
Something that would be really awesome would be when a member adds a blog article to a specific blog gadget, the article is automatically tagged with the category or tag being displayed by that gadget. The member could also add additional tags.
Categories (and maybe tags?) could also be used by the Recent Blog Posts gadget, rather than just blog titles.
This might also be completely achievable using only blog tags.