WordPress Frontend Post Plugin: AccessPress Anonymous Post – Documentation
Documentation of AccessPress Anonymous Post Plugin
- Unzip accesspress-anonymous-post.zip
- Upload all the files to the /wp-content/plugins/accesspress-anonymous-post
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- For customizing the plugin’s settings, click on AccessPress Anonymous Post option menu in WordPress left admin menu.
- To display the anonymous post 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” 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 3 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.
- Admin Notification
Please check this to recieve the admin notification after every post submission from the frontform.
- Allow Media Uploads
By checking this, you will provide the ability to upload the allowed media files provided by WordPress by the logged in users.If you don’t check this option, then the media upload button won’t show up in the form.
- Check Login, Login message , Login link text
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 the option and also you can place your custom login message and custom login link text.
- Assign Author
This option provides you the ability to assign specific author to the post submitted from frotnend.
- Plugin Styles
By checking this option, you will include the basic plugin css styles so that your frontend form will show up with nice layout. If you wish to design the plugin through your theme css, then just uncheck this option.
- 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 select the fields that needed to be shown in the frontend form.
- Post category
This section is for assigning the post submitted from the form directly to any specific category automatically if you don’t incude the post category selecting dropdown from the form field configurations.
- Post Content Editor Type
Currently there are 4 editors available in the anonymous post plugin: simple, rich, visual and html.So please use the necessary editor according to your requirements
- Simple version will just show up the textarea without any editor options.
- Rich version will show both the visual and html editor.
- Visual version will just shows the visual editor
- HTML version will just show the html editor with availability to using certian html tags inside the editor.
- Form Labels
From this section you can setup all the necessary lables for the form fields for the frontend form.
From the captcha settings , you can either enable or disable the mathematical captcha in the front form. Also you can setup your custom captcha label and custom captcha error message.
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.