WordPress Creation Kit – Now with Front End Posting

I’m really happy to announce that WordPress Creation Kit now supports Front End Posting.

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This is the biggest single piece of functionality we’ve added to WCK since its launch.

WordPress Front End Posting, what’s that?

Ok, joking aside, WordPress Front End Posting isn’t the most sought after functionality. However, when you do want to post articles or custom post types from the front-end, you realize it’s not that straight forward. While there are some Front End Posting plugins out there, we found they can be improved quite a lot.

This is why WordPress Creation Kit – Front End Posting was created, to fill that need and fill it really, really well. Now you can:

  • post articles in ANY custom post type
  • your Front End Posting can contain all the fields from the WordPress backend: Title, Content, Excerpt, Categories, Tags, Custom Taxonomies, Featured Image.
  • Edit all your content directly from the front end
  • and last, but not least, ANY custom fields created with WCK that were added to your custom post type, can now appear in the front end, giving you unlimited flexibility over the front end form you’re publishing, by adding:
    • text inputs
    • texareas
    • selects
    • check boxes
    • radio buttons
    • wysiwyg areas
    • all of them available as repeater custom fields and groups

Wait, there’s more Front End Posting love below!

For this to really work smoothly, we’ve added some really useful functionality and shortcodes to complement the Front End Posting functionality.

You’ll have access to:

  • Simple Login / Register Shortcodes and Widget
  • Admin Approval for new posts from the front-end (they are saved as drafts)
  • Anonymous posting (if this isn’t active, users are asked to login/register before posting)
  • User Dashboard with Edit Profile and a listing of the users articles
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Front End Posting is packed in the WCK Pro version. It comes with premium support and can be used on an unlimited number of sites.

So please make sure you check out the demo and find out for yourself what WordPress Creation Kit – Front End Posting has to offer.

WordPress Post From Front End

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about making WordPress post from front end. Solutions exist, in terms of plugins and specialized themes, but neither fit the bill and there are times when they just aren’t all that flexible. However there’s always the possibility of a custom built WordPress front-end posting plugin that can be adjusted to fit an exact need.

In this article, we’ll look at the reasons why you’ll need WordPress post from front end, using the WordPress API to insert posts and finally putting it all together in the form of an easy to modify WordPress front end posting plugin.

Reasons WordPress Post From Front End

WordPress is getting more and more used as a framework (or application platform) and for good reasons. It’s really well documented, “there’s a plugin for that” phrase is as true as it’s gonna get and you can find really good developers at good prices.

All these combined encourage people to build, build, build:

  • community websites
  • directories
  • Q&A sites
  • photo sharing portals
  • etc.

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