I’m working on important project and we decided to use a third-party plugin. I want to use ACF as it is popular and paid so we can guarantee better support. Anyway I just want to conform that it can do what I need.
I need to let users:
0- create new post “with custom fields” from the front end?
1- Edit posts in the front end with all it is “custom fields”
2- Save and continue later from the front end? just like from the dashboard
3- lock the editing of each specific posts to specific users?
Finally I’m using this for 1 origination website, is it fine to buy the “Personal License” or I need the “Developer License” ?
ACF can do everything on the list except 3. It does not lock posts. This would need to be done and detected by you and to be honest, I couldn’t tell you how to do that.
Then all you need to figure out is how to unlock the page when the user closes the page or navigates away. More then likely you’d need to fire an ajax request onunload.
Just realized I didn’t answer your last question.
If you are only ever going to use ACF on one site the just buy a license for that site. I think you’ll find after the pro version that you’ll want to use it again if you are a developer. I think that the dev license is well worth the money. ACF is not like some of those other plugins that make you keep paying them every year to get updates, you buy the dev license once and it yours forever.
Is it possible to point me to some tutorials/example on what I need to do please. Im confused :\
What is the right hook to call “acf_form” with ? the only one that worked for me is “the_content”, but it load the form before the post!. is it possible to make editing a post happens if a different page?
Also, I cant figure out how to do the “Save and continue later”, the post hide as soon as I save it as draft or pending….
You shouldn’t be calling the_form in a hook, but rather placing acf_form() directly in your template where you want the form to appear.
You could start new topics with specific questions along the way.
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