I want the public to submit images, photo simulations, models, video, animation, illustrated narration, papers and other publications and multimedia. images - 30" x 42" 300 dpi . pdf format file size. videos - 16:9 .MOV After gathering for a month or so we want to sort out some winners and re-display. In other words is there any way to have a public upload option for submittals that is safe? Or is the only way to link to YouTube?
You'll definitely want a 3rd party plugin for that. Something like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nmedia-user-file-uploader/ or http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/nextgen-public-uploader/ might do the trick. Otherwise you should be able to find something on Google.
If the site is used only for submission of content you can avoid security risks by downloading the files to your PC and running an antivirus on them. maybe you should even go full paranoid and disconnect the PC from your other PCs on your LAN and reformat it after you finished.
If you intend the uploaded content to be immediately available on the site then only images are safe and you should consider letting professionals (youtube for videos as example) to handle other formats.
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