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I am researching if Drupal is the right choice for my project and so far it seems like it fits, except for one issue. I want to give my users ability to create new nodes from a page, let's say it could be something like creating a Facebook status and would reside at /statuses.

Then these nodes could be visible to other users from the same /statuses page. I don't want my users to deal with publishing and path and all those other options that are available via general Create New Node form - I just want to expose one field that they can fill out on /statuses, hit Submit and then have Drupal do the rest.

Is Drupal suitable for such tasks and what would be the most Drupal way to do it?

I am fairly new to Drupal but have tons of experience with other CMSs and frameworks.


Edit

I am not looking to create specific feed Facebook/Twitter functionality - it was just an example. The functionality that I am going to create will include much more than that. Feeds were just an example - sorry if I gave the impression that it's what I want to make.

The question is what would be the most Drupal-way to expose a single form field that will allow users to create a new node from a page.


Edit

Here's a mockup of the form and page that I want to make. So what would be the best way to proceed?

http://cl.ly/image/372p1f0Y1X3h

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So you want to create something like simplistic Twitter/Facebook wall? Check following modules:

Microblog

Users can publish microblog updates, follow and be followed by other users, and reply to other users' microblog updates.

Module also provides "public timeline" page as well as followers and following pages, and a block of "recent microblog updates."

Drupal 6 & 7: https://drupal.org/project/microblog

Statuses (Social Microblog)

Statuses (Social Microblog) module preview

Provides status updates / microblogs like Facebook's Wall / News Feed, Twitter's Timeline, and Yammer's Feed. Users can update their own status or write messages to other users, nodes, Organic Groups, taxonomy terms, or other entity types. @mentions and #hashtags are supported, as well as comments on status updates, viewing conversations between users, the ability to "like"/"reply" to/RT a message, automatic updates without page refreshing, and integration with over 20 modules.

For Drupal 6: https://drupal.org/project/facebook_status
For Drupal 7: https://drupal.org/project/statuses

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    Thanks for your answer. I think I gave the wrong impression on what I want to create - sorry about that. I am looking for the most Drupal-like-way to expose a single form field that would allow users to create a new node - see my edited question. Thank you. – rkrv. Mar 30 '13 at 13:09
  • @user11153 The status tags only work on statuses. I does not provide a text filter. So I have installed mentions module 7.x-2.x dev. I have created a mention successfully. I want to create hashtags functionality. This version allows to create other input filters as well, but I do not know how to use it to create hashtags. I also installed hashtags module, but it is not working on statuses form. – Umair Jun 3 '17 at 11:25
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You can create activity streams or Facebook-like statuses with the Message module. Check it out.

  • Thanks for your answer. I think I gave the wrong impression on what I want to create - sorry about that. I am looking for the most Drupal-like-way to expose a single form field that would allow users to create a new node - see my edited question. Thank you. – rkrv. Mar 30 '13 at 13:08
  • Is this what you have in mind? [node title field] [create button] – Bisonbleu Mar 30 '13 at 13:14
  • Yes, precisely. – rkrv. Mar 30 '13 at 13:18

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