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WordPress Plugin: FV Community News

Let’s say you have a high-traffic site that’s run by only one or two people. That site has a strong following; however, due to time constraints and other impossibilities of churning out an article or two every hour for your readers, you just can’t keep up with the demand.

Now, one way to keep up with this sort of demand would be to add related articles from other blogs to your sidebar. But we can’t just add those articles manually, it will take up lots of time. In fact, the reason we’re going through this entire exercise is that we don’t have much time in the first place.

Enter FV Community News. With this new Community News plugin you allow your visitors to add articles to the sidebar. Complete with moderation panel and a settings page, you can sit back while you have full control about the look and articles that being posted.

This plugin has a boatload of features, and I’m pleasantly surprised to see a lot for FV Community News:

  • Widget Ready (Different form/results widget)
  • Tags for use in posts/pages
  • AJAX Form Handling
  • Multi-Language Support
  • Moderation panel (with email option) – Make sure you approve the right articles
  • Edit Submissions
  • My Submissions Page
  • Customizable templates
  • Captcha Spam protection (on/off)
  • Akismet Spam protection (API key required)
  • Build-in RSS 2.0 Feed
  • Image Uploading
  • Settings
  • Uninstall Page
  • Configurable Responses

Installation is easy, just download it from here, and upload using your favorite FTP client to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder. Then activate via the plugins page in the Dashboard.

What do you think of FV Community News? Tell me about it!

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  1. Phy says: 1/17/2009

    I think its vulnerable to spams. No captcha or any other security tool. That would give the blog owner more work to sort out the spams and he would then have less time to focus on his work. Correct me if I’m wrong.


  2. Stefan Vervoort says: 1/22/2009

    Fortunately, you have the ability to add captcha!


  3. bradyh1 says: 6/27/2009

    So…. I downloaded this plugin but I can not figure out how to edit the display of my personal email address. I can’t seem to find how its auto-filling my personal email address within the plugin on my home page…


    There doesn’t seem to be a setting to allow for a different default email address in which new article submission will notify you at.