Member article/blog submission from one component = GREAT!
1. Allow my site members to submit content for news sections I specify while enabling me to control what is published.
2. Allow my site members full control to post, edit and publish blog posts in categories I specify while enabling me to display those posts in a nice, clean, customizable layout.
I have found a few great blog components but was not satisfied with what is available for member content submission.
FLEXIcontent solved BOTH my issues! It's intuitive, powerful and, though it is well worth a license fee, it's absolutely FREE.
*Hint: When adding a menu item for item submission be sure to choose the categories to which the member group has permission (set in FLEXIcontent global config or category config) to post. Also, it is wise (if not necessary) to set a default posting category for this menu item. I neglected to to this at first, which resulted in my members being forwarded to a menu item that was set as default for anyone without permission to post. (This will all make sense after you have installed the component.)
I would recommend FLEXIcontent to anyone who wants to allow member/team article submission and/or member blogs.