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- This topic has 4 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 9 years, 5 months ago by Steven Zahm.
12/09/2013 at 11:26 am #274986Travis DienerGuest
I’m wondering if it would be possible & how difficult it would be to allow users to edit their linked directory entry on the front-end of wordpress rather than in the admin panel? My users have zero access to the admin panel and I’d like to keep it that way. At this point I’m trying to find a plugin that allows me literally hide EVERYTHING in the admin panel except the ability to edit their linked entry but this seems rather silly to me. It makes much more sense for me to be trying to figure out how they could edit it on the front end, right? If you have any thoughts of working on this feature in the near future it’s something I’d be more than happy to pay for. If you’re too busy I’d be willing to find someone who can do it if you would be willing to guide them a bit. Upon completion I’d be willing to hand to the code over to you if it’s something you’d like to offer w/ your product.
I’m not a coder & I realize that most of what “seems simple” is NOT. But in my mind the CSS portion of the project is already complete via the Form plugin correct? And in the wordpress user drop-down menu in the top right corner you’ve already added a link to “edit my directory entry”. So, what would it take to bring the “edit my directory entry” to the front-end of wordpress rather than it being in the admin area?
Let me know if you need any further explanation. Thanks Steven!!!
Travis12/10/2013 at 3:35 pm #275106Steven ZahmKeymaster
The short answer, it probably would not take too much work to allow form to edit an entry. I do not have the capacity to take on a project at this time. I do have someone I can recommend. I’ll point him to this forum thread and let him reply.
The long answer…
Form is due for a rewrite now that I’m nearly finished writing the code to support custom fields. The reason for the rewrite is so that Form can support custom fields. Once that is complete and before the rewrite; I need to implement some type of method for finer grained control over what a user can edit within “their” entry without data loss to info they are not permitted to edit in “their” entry. This isn’t all that important to the core info that can be entered for an entry but necessary for when custom fields come in play because their could be info that only that admin is to enter/edit in their entry. Here’s a basic example. Every now and then I get a request for the ability for the user not to be able to edit the categories to which they’ve been assigned. Right now that is not possible without loosing the categories associated with the entry. I want to enable this without the data loss to all the info within an entry both core and any random custom fields that can be added. Only after those pieces are completed will Form be rewritten and part of that rewrite will be to allow front end editing if Link is installed.
Hope that helps.12/12/2013 at 4:37 pm #275299Joshua KornreichGuest
I’m a developer and have done some customization on Steve’s plugin in the past. He directed me to your request, and I think I can help you with it. If you want to discuss this further, please write to me at email@example.com. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.
Josh12/23/2013 at 6:20 pm #275917Travis DienerParticipant
Thanks for the lead Steven. I actually never received either one of these replies even though I have the notification via email option checked off below…just an FYI. Josh I’ll send you an email w/ my needs so we can chat more in depth. Thanks!12/23/2013 at 8:26 pm #275925Steven ZahmKeymaster
Sorry you did not get the notifications. Perhaps they ended up in the junk/spam folder. The emails notices are signed so the email host should not be blocking them.
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