Hi, I have a joomla community site ([url removed, login to view]). I need help as followed.
1. Some of the members, I have assigned them as "author". This give them ability to write news and post to front page (upon my approval). However, what I have installed on my site now is a bit difficult to use and look funny (IE7). It doesn't give the ability to load pictures as I would like (too difficult) from frontend when I am posting news. I have to go to back end, load pictures from admin, cut and paste into the news from backend. I would rather not allow any user to go to backend for many reasons.
2. I am also interested in having forum on the site. I just want it to be simple and easy to use. All of my members are very novice.
3. Users, often have problems when they login. System will tell that they are logged in, their user names will be shown as currently loggin. But they are not login. And they will not be able to login for a long time (30-60 mins). This happens to me (super admin) also. When this problem occurs, I notice that the numbers of visitor will increase without any reason. My community site is very new and small. Nornal rate of visitor is 1-3 persons. But when this problem happens, it goes all the way to 15-20 visitors. When visitors number come down to 1 or 2, then I will be able to login.