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Use as Backend-Admin Post Type form

  1. Can Gravity Forms be used to create a backend - admin form for authors to write posts for a custom post type from their admin area? E.g. Login>Admin>CustomPostType>Add New>Gravity Form?

    Posted 10 years ago on Friday February 24, 2012 | Permalink
  2. Premium plugin without premium support?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday March 7, 2012 | Permalink
  3. GZA
    Member

    Strangely, it doesn't support post to custom post types out of the box, you will need a 3rd party plugin for that ;-)

    But yes, GF could in theory be used to do what you've described with the User Registration Add-on.

    The problem you'll have though, is they will not be able to edit their post from the front-end, for that you'll either have to go for a custom solution or wait until version 1.7 which I am led to believe will support front-end editing.

    Neither will your authors be able to edit their profiles from the front-end.

    This is a subject I've spent considerable time researching this past couple of weeks.

    We're looking at a neat little plugin for our project called Profile Builder Pro:

    http://www.cozmoslabs.com/wordpress-profile-builder/

    I'm trying to establish if this will work with GF and User Registration Add-on.

    For themes that support front-end editing we've been looking at this theme shop:

    http://cosmothemes.com/

    It's good to see theme shops doing something different, but I only need the functionality and not their designs.

    Good luck with your project.

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday March 7, 2012 | Permalink
  4. Thank you GZA. I don't need the form accessible from the front end but I guess it wouldn't work as some sort of back end form?

    Posted 10 years ago on Wednesday March 7, 2012 | Permalink
  5. Wadams,

    Could you be more clear. I think I might have solution to your issue, but before I put together a screenshot or a little tutorial, I want to make sure I understand you correctly. I can't tell if you are trying to do one of the following...or maybe even something else.

    are you saying that you want to.....

    1.) Give Authors access within the Wp-admin to create a post using a specific custom post type?

    2.) Give Authors the ability to use a gravity forms within the wp-admin area to write a post using said custom post type?

    Please let me know, so I can see if I can help you with this one.

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday March 15, 2012 | Permalink