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  • Hi @roger,

    I encountered exactly the same issue, and i’ve written a logic which does the following:

    -gets the current logged in user id
    -in a loop, get the id’s of all posts by that user
    -checks whether this specific post id is created / allowed to be edited by that user
    -if allowed, nothing happens, and edit form is loaded /
    -if not allowed, exit() and redirect the user

    here’s my code, please place it in the page in which your frontend form resides, after your “get_header()” or “wp_head()” (can’t run the loop before that):

    $user_ID = get_current_user_id();
    $args = array(
    	'post_type' => 'your_post_type',
    	'posts_per_page' => -1,
    	'post_status' => 'any',
    	'author' => $user_ID
    // The Query
    $the_query = new WP_Query($args);
    // The Loop
    if ( $the_query->have_posts() ) {
    	$posts_by_user = array();
    	while ( $the_query->have_posts() ) {
    		$posts_by_user[] = get_the_ID();
    } else {
    	//echo 'no posts found';
    /* Restore original Post Data */
    // Check and redirect if needed
    if (in_array($book_ID, $posts_by_user)) {
    	//echo "Post ID found in array";
    } else {
    	$location = get_home_url();
    	$status = '302';
    	wp_redirect( $location, $status );

    The code is checked and working, let me know if i can help in any other way.