Question by Jacob: Joomla: What extension would be best for this, or how else would you do it?
My company needs it’s employees to write a single paragraph or so and turn it in at the end of the day. The report is then copied and pasted into a single document, is then printed, and is handed off to other employees who must have it in hand before they have the opportunity to check their email.
Sometimes this system breaks down, like when the person who’s supposed to print the documents can’t get to his computer in time due to being tasked with other responsibilities. When this process breaks, useful and timely information is lost.
I’d like to find a way to use Joomla to allow for easier collection of everyone’s report. Here’s my thought:
Kunena Forum: Just have a category for these bits of info. Someone starts a new thread for a new day. Then it’s just copy/paste and it’s a good way to backup the information. However, threads could get very long and confusing, especially if the employees start using it for cross-talk, goofing off and such.
Any other ideas? Know of any extensions that would satisfy this?
I suppose I could make everyone an editor and allow them to change their own part of the document throughout the day just as a news article, but then we run the risk of someone not saving the document and nobody else being able to check it out for editing.
Answer by JustMe
First thing I thought of when I read your question is “BLOG”. I think blogging format is exactly what you need in this case – multiple contributors, daily archive.
Play with LyftenBloggie extension. It’s free and pretty powerful. Or if you the full power there’s an extension that incorporates WordPress into Joomla, this will give you an unlimited potential with all the plug-ins WordPress supports but that extension you have to pay for.
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