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ACF and front end editing

    • codynew

    • September 25, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Hi

    I’m looking at ACF as a way to build a user-generated library of plants.

    However to keep things simple for the users, I dont want them to access the wp-admin backend, but was looking to keep the user on the frontend (perhaps using a custom theme template?).

    Is this possible with ACF ‘out of the box’? Or would I need to install/purchase another addon/plugin?

    Thanks

  • You could use ACF’s built-in form functionality (see: http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/tutorials/creating-a-front-end-form/). If you want more fine-grained control, I know others have used ACF with Front End Edit (https://github.com/scribu/wp-front-end-editor), which is probably the most popular and stable plug-in for inline editing.

    You could also try a plug-in I’ve been developing, X-Editable-ACF (https://github.com/wells5609/X-Editable-ACF). I can almost guarantee you’ll run into bugs or something that doesn’t work, but its worth a look if you’re comfortable with PHP.

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