I'm hoping this is the right category, but I set up a front-end submission form for users to create their own profiles on the site.
However, it has come to my attention that any time I have to interfere with an edit to the user's profile, the post is 'unassigned' to them and assigned to me as the admin. Therefore, whenever they go into the front-end dashboard, they no longer see their post. How can I 'assign it back' to the user after I've made changes? If this isn't caused by something I did, that feels like a massive oversight, but I'm hoping the fix is relatively simple.
Where do you edit the post of the user? In the admin area? If so, the author of the post will not be changed and the user still see their post in the frontend dashboard.
I do edit the posts in the admin area, yes, since that's the only way I see them after they're initially created. When the post is first created, it lives under their front-end dashboard exclusively, which is why I have to go through the back-end.
Is there a different area I should be managing their details?
It's definitely changing the author of the post when I go into the Custom Post Type submission, which is causing a lot of issues
Here is a brief walkthrough of the issue and the steps I take and what ends up happening. The first screenshot is also what the user is left seeing after I edit their post:
I tested this issue again on my demo site but not see that. You can try to deactivate all plugins except Meta Box, MB extensions plugin, switch to a standard theme of WordPress and recheck this.
I tried that and still the same outcome/result.
I am using the following snippets on the site, I'm not sure if one is misconfigured, but if not, then I don't know what to say...other than the Meta Box submission isn't working as intended, for one reason or another.