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Having Data Entered In The Form Show up On The Website

  1. erueschhoff

    I just want to make sure I'm understanding this correctly and if this will do what I need it to. I have a client that wants to create a profile form with several questions for her members to fill out. She wants that profile to then be displayed on the site. In the features section it says "Allow Users to Automatically Create a Post" -- so I'm thinking that each profile created would be a different post and then I can create a catagory page template that would list all the posts in that catagory -- is that correct.

    If this is the case -- this will solve a big issue for me and I will be so thankful!

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday September 30, 2009 | Permalink
  2. Yes, you could use the post creation capabilities to do this. Just keep in mind that it is currently a one way submission. So they would be able to submit a form that creates the post, but they won't be able to edit the post if they don't have administration access.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday September 30, 2009 | Permalink
  3. erueschhoff

    is there a work around on that or will there be changes later to help with that

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday September 30, 2009 | Permalink
  4. There isn't an easy work around right now. But we plan on introducing some feature enhancements in the next 2 releases that will make this possible. It will require suing Justin Tadlock's role management plugin to pull it off. We will be introducing support for this in the 1.2 release and then will introduce some more functionality to the post fields in the 1.3 release that will attribute the post created to the user that is logged in.

    So what this means is they can use the form to create a post, and then via a link to the dashboard and the correct role management settings they can access the WordPress dashboard and edit their post. The role management plugin would lock it down so they can only access what they are authorized for... in this case it would just be to edit posts they are the author on.

    Posted 12 years ago on Wednesday September 30, 2009 | Permalink
  5. David Peralty

    Very smart/semi-easy implementation.

    Posted 12 years ago on Thursday October 1, 2009 | Permalink
  6. Hi Carl.. I'm looking for the similar features as erueschhoff has asked for. Some clarity is needed here. Once post is published via form and further user want to modify the post, he'll be doing it using the form or the wp "Edit Post" option? Plus in the user's dashboard how many posts will appear? All or the one submitted by this user. It would be very handy if this can be handled if we are handling the edit part via form.

    Posted 12 years ago on Monday October 5, 2009 | Permalink