Insert post via Frontend

* post-process.php
* make sure to include post-process.php in your functions.php. Use this in functions.php:
* get_template_part(‘post-process’);
function do_insert() {
&& !empty( $_POST[‘action’] )
&& $_POST[‘post_type’] == ‘book’ ) { // Check what the post type is here instead
// Setting the ‘post_type’ => $_POST[‘post_type’] in the $post array below causes 404
// Just set it based on what is set in the above IF $_POST type == ‘book’.
// and below do ‘post_type’ => ‘book’
// Do some minor form validation to make sure there is content
if (isset ($_POST[‘title’])) { $title = $_POST[‘title’]; } else { echo ‘Please enter a title’; }
if (isset ($_POST[‘description’])) { $description = $_POST[‘description’]; } else { echo ‘Please enter the content’; }
$tags = trim( $_POST[‘post_tags’] );
// Get the array of selected categories as multiple cats can be selected
$cat = array( $_POST[‘cat’] );
// Add the content of the form to $post as an array
$post = array(
‘post_title’ => $title,
‘post_content’ => $description,
‘post_category’ => $cat, // Usable for custom taxonomies too
‘tags_input’ => $tags,
‘post_status’ => ‘publish’, // Choose: publish, preview, future, etc.
‘post_type’ => ‘book’ // Set the post type based on the IF is post_type X
wp_insert_post($post); // Pass the value of $post to WordPress the insert function
} // end IF
// Do the wp_insert_post action to insert it
do_action(‘wp_insert_post’, ‘do_insert’);
<!– Put this in your theme template file –>
<div id=”postbox”>
<form id=”new_post” name=”new_post” method=”post” action=”<?php bloginfo(‘template_directory’);?>/post-process.php”>
<p><label for=”title”>Title</label><br />
<input type=”text” id=”title” value=”” tabindex=”1″ size=”20″ name=”title” /></p>
<p><label for=”description”>Description</label><br />
<textarea id=”description” tabindex=”3″ name=”description” cols=”50″ rows=”6″></textarea>
<p><?php wp_dropdown_categories( ‘show_option_none=Category&tab_index=4&taxonomy=category’ ); ?></p>
<p><label for=”post_tags”>Tags</label>
<input type=”text” value=”” tabindex=”5″ size=”16″ name=”post_tags” id=”post_tags” /></p>
<p><input type=”submit” value=”Publish” tabindex=”6″ id=”submit” name=”submit” /></p>
<input type=”hidden” name=”post_type” id=”post_type” value=”book” />
<input type=”hidden” name=”action” value=”post” />
<?php wp_nonce_field( ‘new-post’ ); ?>

2 thoughts on “Insert post via Frontend

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