By Neil on November 18, 2014
Being able to create content without accessing the WordPress dashboard can be extremely useful if for example you allow visitors to submit content to your website. You may run a classified ads site or you may have hired a freelancer to add content to your site but you do not want them to go into your sites dashboard. A perfect way to do this is by using a form on your site that once submitted generates the content you are after.
This video tutorial uses the CRED forms plugin (part of the Toolset suite of plugins) to add a form to a WordPress website that when submitted creates a new post automatically.
Using the website turbobiketrainer.com as an example the tutorial first of all creates a brand new form using CRED and then adds several custom fields to the form (that had previously been setup using the TYPES plugin – see how I did this here). These custom fields are then styled to appear as desired on the website using custom CSS styling.
Once the form is complete it is filled out and used to create a brand new product post on the site that is styled and laid out exactly as expected. Next the video shows how to edit content from the front-end of the website again using the CRED form plugin.