User created articles
January 19, 2013 in SaabsUnited Related
Ever since I took over SU, I’ve had the vision of a website where visitors can share and contribute to the content of the website. Comments is one thing that is extremely important, adding a forum was the next logical step and I have to say that the amount of content on the forum has grown nicely and continuously. User-to-user messages, user-groups and other types of communication between people is very important. SU version 2, that we launched in november 2011 made all of this possible but it doesn’t stop there.
My vision is to have a website where the main page is controlled by us writers in the crew, but to have an additional page of user-created content. In the end I’d like that to be a page where users can create blog-posts that can have the same capability as the ones we create on the front page. There should also be a garage-type function where people can create a profile for their car, upload images and constantly update that profile. In the end, our cars and the interest we have in our brand is the main reason why we’re here. That is what SU version 3 will be and its something we’ve been working on for the past year.
To start off I’ve created a very simple way to share news and Saab related stuff. It’s created via forms and uses the same system as our sell your saab page. Anyone visiting this website can publish a short article about something they feel is important to share, its instant and you dont even have to be a registered member to do it…
The page is called “articles” (can be found above in the menu) it will be the first step in a development phase where the end result will be the vision I just described. This first step only allow you to write a title, some text and upload a photo. Remember, this is a form of “beta-version” and only the first step, but I hope it’ll result in some cool stuff to read take SU on the journey to become a more user-created website.
Hope you like it! =)