WordPress Plugin Instruction Anonymous Post Pro
Documentation of AccessPress Anonymous Post Pro Plugin
- Unzip accesspress-anonymous-post-pro.zip
- Upload all the files to the /wp-content/plugins/accesspress-anonymous-post-pro
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- For customizing the plugin’s settings, click on AccessPress Anonymous Post Pro option menu in WordPress left admin menu.
- To display the anonymous post pro form in the frontend,please use [ap-form] shortcode wherever necessary.
How to use
Once the plugin is installed and activated you will find a menu named “AccessPress Anonymous Post Pro” in the left menu bar of the admin menu.Once you click on that menu , you will go to the plugin’s main settings page.
There are 4 main settings panels from which you can configure all the plugin settings as per your requirements.
From general setting panel, you can configure all the basic settings for the plugin and the frontend form.
- Form Title
This is the field for the title of the form.
- Post Publish Status
You can choose any publish status (draft, pending or published) for the post submitted from the frontend.
- Submit Post As:
You can choose your post type here.All the registered post types will be listed here and all the submitted post from the frontform will be submitted as the selected post type.
- Admin Notification
Please check this to recieve the admin notification after every post submission from the frontform.You can add upto 3 extra email address for the admin notifications if there are multiple admins in the site.
- Admin Notification Message
Please enter the message format that will be sent to the admin emails.For sending the post title use #post_title and for sending post admin link, use #post_admin_link. In email these both codes will be replaced by the real post title and admin links that the users will submit.
- User Notification
Please check this option if you want to send the automatic email message to the post author/post submitter when the post is published in the site.
- User Notification Email
Please enter the notification message format that will be sent to post author/post submitter when the post is published.Please use #post_title and #post_link codes to send the post title and post frontend link to the post author/post submitter in the email.
- Check Login
This option provides you the ability to hide or show the form in the frontend by checking the login status of the users.If you wish that only logged in users to submit the post from the frontend then you can check this option.
- Login Type
Please choose the option to whether to show login form or login message if you have marked the check login option.Login form will show the inline login form where users can login to submit the post and login message will show the custom login message with the link to backend login.
- Assign Author
This option provides you the ability to assign specific author to the post submitted from frotnend.
- Redirect URL
if you wish to redirect to some other page after the successful form submission then , you can fill this field with that desired url and then the form will automatically be redirected to that page after successful post submission.If you don’t keep any redirect URL then the form will be redirected to same page where the form is located.
- Post Submission Message
Place the message that needed to be displayed after successful post submission.
From form setting panel, you can configure all the detailed settings regarding form.You can select all the fields that you want to show in the forms.And also you can configure the labels for individual fields that will show in the form.
- Form Field Configurations
From this section, you can configure all the form fields individually that needed to shown or not in the frontend, is required or not, custom required messages, tooltip notes , label for the fields, drag and drop ordering of the fields.You can also add unlimited custom fields which will provide you the ability to add any number of extra fields that you need in your form.You can also configure the type of those extra fields as textarea, textfield or datepicker.
- Post Categories
This section is for assigning the post submitted from the form directly to any specific category/taxonomy automatically if you don’t incude the post category selecting dropdown from the form field configurations.
- Submit Button Label
Please enter the label for the submit button of the form
From the captcha settings , you can either enable or disable the captcha in the front form.And you can also choose the captcha type.Currently there are two captcha types available in the plugin.One is mathematical captcha and one is Google reCaptcha which is more secure. Also you can setup your custom captcha label and custom captcha error message.
For showing google captcha in the form , you will need the reCaptcha Public and Private keys and you can get those keys from the Google reCaptcha page.
Here is the URL to the Google reCaptcha admin page from where you can get both the keys once after you have registered your site’s domain.
Form Style Settings
From this section , you can configure the style of your forntend form.Currently there are two styling options.One is using already built in Form Templates.There are 4 templates that you can choose.
The next one is using the form styler to style the form yourself by configuring different styling options such as fonts, colors, width , background etc.
For showing the anonymous post form in any page in the frontend, please use [ap-form] shortcode in the page’s content editor or just use <?php echo do_shortcode[‘ap-form’] ?> inside your theme’s template file where you wish to show the anonymous post form for the frontend post submission.
If you have kept some redirect URL in the redirect URL field in the general settings, then to display the your custom post submission message, please use [ap-form-message] in the redirected page’s content editor where you want to display the after post submission message.
If you haven’t placed any redirect URL in the general settings section then the form will be submitted to the same page and the submission will show just below the form title as per your kept format.