User-submitted recipes in wordpress?

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Say I wanted a site where people can come and submit their own recipes. I want them to just click "Create your own recipe" and a form will pop up for them to fill out with however many steps they want. They could add words, pictures, video, etc. When they submit their recipes they would show up as a thumbnail on a "grid" layout for the homepage, like this.

Can anybody get me started in the right direction? I could probably find a good theme on my own, but if anyone knows a good one I'd be interested in taking a look. I'm kind of at a loss as to how I can get that form to pop up for my users. I've checked out gravity forms, but it doesn't seem like it would be right for me as you can't have users upload pictures or embed videos in each step.

Any ideas greatly appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author peteJ
    You could just create a simple form with javascript and have it pop up. Then once they enter everything it stores the info in a database which the home page calls and renders.
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  • Profile picture of the author sorinnunca
    I'd build this as a WP plugin. Load the popup form, store the data in the db and have shortcode that will allow you to print recipes gridster style. It shouldn't be that much of a complicated project, depending on how do you want that form to be.

    I could actually do this for you .
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    • Profile picture of the author Jakeeck
      Thanks for the replies.

      Originally Posted by peteJ View Post

      You could just create a simple form with javascript and have it pop up. Then once they enter everything it stores the info in a database which the home page calls and renders.
      I think that's a little too complicated for me as I have very little programming experience. I've only got experience with wordpress and installing plugins. I know CSS and HTML but nothing really about programming.

      I would want the form to be like this:

      -Users can add as many steps to their recipe as they want. These steps could include just words, just a video, just a picture, or a combination of words and picture/video.

      There would be fields for prep time, cook time, and a category to pick from.

      How hard is that to make?

      If anyone would like to discuss it with me via PM, feel free.
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