New user here. Is it possible to have Meta Box do what this plugin does - https://wordpress.org/plugins/display-admin-page-on-frontend/ ?
Thank you for reaching out.
We have the extension MB Frontend Submission which has similar functions to that plugin. It lets users edit the post on the frontend as well. Get more details on this documentation https://docs.metabox.io/extensions/mb-frontend-submission/.
Thank you! If I compare, the MB Extension requires a fair bit of coding and more time to do the same job.
With respect, this could be a good plugin to acquire or emulate as an MB solution offering.
Thanks for your feedback.
I think the extension MB Frontend Submission needs to extend some features like that plugin. I will inform the development team to consider adding it to the roadmap of this extension.
Thank you. If there's a Trello I can follow and upvote I'd be happy to.
Sorry, I am getting back to tackle this afresh after a while - Got busy with client work. Hope you don't mind if I'm not prompt with my replies here.
I just looked up the support thread here and it seems familiar from my previous attempt. But only somewhat.
Here's my particular scenario:
Now, I simply need to display this dashboard on the frontend.How to display this customer dashboard on the frontend in such a scenario please?
The extension MB Frontend Submission only allows the users to edit their posts (author) on the frontend. If your premium plugin creates posts and assigns the author to the customers who make a purchase, you can create two pages:
- One has a frontend form shortcode https://docs.metabox.io/extensions/mb-frontend-submission/#creating-post-forms
- One has the dashboard shortcode https://docs.metabox.io/extensions/mb-frontend-submission/#user-posts-dashboard
Then you can show the dashboard page for users to edit their posts on the frontend.
Thank you so much to respond on a holiday!
Yes, my system assigns ownership of the CPT to the customer who buys it.
But, if you don't mind me asking, why do we need the frontend Form shortcode - since there is no form submission happening - its only product purchases which creates the CPT.
Because the Frontend Dashboard page needs the page has the shortcode Frontend Submit available. So we can do this trick to combine the Frontend Dashboard with your premium plugin while that plugin does not support editing posts on the frontend.
Thank you. I am total newbie with MB and not a programmer. Just want to verify the process please.
So I first create a dummy form submission page using the shortcode
Then,create another page with the shortcode
Here, I will substitute the page id of 124 with the page id of the form submission page I create in step 1.
Could you please confirm whether these are the only two steps required? I am not sure because I do not see a place to specify the CPT type in these shortcodes.
You are right, at the moment, the premium plugin does not support editing posts on the frontend. Will making this dashboard enable frontend editing of CPTs?
The shortcode in step 1 should have the attribute
post_type to let the dashboard shortcode knows what post type would be edited.
[mb_frontend_form post_fields="title,content" post_type="cpt-slug"]
Thank you. Yes, it works as you said but unfortunately, does not bring much utility. These are the steps I followed to test:
This CPT has an elaborate dashboard for itself on the backend - with submenus etc. I was hoping that since it is using Metabox, displaying the dashboard on the frontend should be straightforward with your extension. Appreciate your support.
Am not sure what the roadmap for MB Frontend Dashboard Extension looks like, but it'd be great if you might include a way to, say, register backend dashboards for each menu and submenu item in WordPress admin as CPTs and then displaying it with a shortcode (without the need for a corresponding submission form page). That way, any WP backend screen can be brought to the frontend easily.