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Querying all posts send by non-login user to a specific author

  • I made acf front end submission form on single.php page for a lists of companies who sign up on my site.
    The form is for non login clients to send message for each company via single.php.
    I want each company to see all posts(messages) sent by their clients , after logging in
    This is code i wrote.

    <?php $user = get_current_user_id();

    $args = array(‘post_type’=>’companies’,’author’=>$user, );
    $query = new WP_Query($args);?>
    <?php while ($query->have_posts() ) :
    $query->the_post();?>

    <p><?php echo the_field(‘name’)?></p>
    <p><?php the_field(‘Message’);?></p>

    <?php endwhile; wp_reset_query();// end of the loop. ?>

    BUt IT IS NOT WORKING

  • Hi @jamescarter4

    I’m not sure how your current setup is, so I’ll assume that the messages are stored as a custom post type called “message”. With this setup, you need to update the post author of the newly created messages with the companies ID.

    It should be something like this:

    function my_acf_save_post_change_author( $post_id ) {
        
        // Get the company's user ID (depends on how you set it)
        $company_id = 2;
        
        // Only do this if posted from front end
        if( !is_admin() ){
            
            // Get the post object
            $the_post = get_post($post_id);
            
            // Check the post type
            if( $the_post->post_type == 'message' ){
    
                // Set the data you want to update
                $my_post = array(
                  'ID' => $post_id,
                  'post_author' => $company_id,
                );
                
                // Remove action to avoid infinite loop
                remove_action('acf/save_post', 'my_acf_save_post_change_author', 20);
                
                // Update the post into the database
                wp_update_post( $my_post );
                
                // Add the action back
                add_action('acf/save_post', 'my_acf_save_post_change_author', 20);
            
            }
            
        }
        
    }
    
    // run after ACF saves the $_POST['acf'] data
    add_action('acf/save_post', 'my_acf_save_post_change_author', 20);

    After that you can query it like this:

    $args = array( 'post_type'=>'message','author'=>$user );

    I hope this helps 🙂

  • Thanks a lot.
    But the code is still not working.

    There are very many companies who are signing up . How can i get all their ID’s dynamically without using

    // Get the company’s user ID (depends on how you set it)
    $company_id = 2;

    Its like the post author of the newly created messages is not updating with the companies ID.

    The query $args = array( ‘post_type’=>’message’,’author’=>$user );
    Is returning nothing

  • This is the codes i wrote for front end submission form that appears in all the companies single.php page for the clients

    <?php
    while(have_posts()):the_post();
    acf_form(array(
    ‘post_id’ => ‘new_post’,
    ‘post_title’ => true,

    ‘post_content’ => false,
    ‘field_groups’ => array(648),
    ‘form’ => true,
    ‘new_post’ => array(
    ‘post_status’ => ‘publish’,
    ‘post_type’=>’message’,),

    ‘submit_value’ => ‘Submit’,
    ‘updated_message’ => ‘Thanks, you have successfully submitted your posts ‘
    ));endwhile ?>

    //This is the code for querrying all messages sent by clients for a specific company’s dashboard page(dasboard.php) the company admin login.
    <?php
    $user = get_current_user_id();
    $args = array(
    ‘post_type’=>’message’,
    ‘author’=>$user,

    );
    $query = new WP_Query($args);?>

    <?php while ($query ->have_posts() ) : $query ->the_post(); ?>

    <p><?php the_field(‘name’);?></p>
    <p><?php the_field(‘subject’);?></p>

    <?php endwhile; wp_reset_query();// end of the loop. ?>

    // This is the codes for updating client of the newly created messages with the companies ID. (functions.php)

    function my_acf_save_post_change_author( $post_id ) {

    // Get the company’s user ID (depends on how you set it)
    $company_id = 2;

    // Only do this if posted from front end
    if( !is_admin() ){

    // Get the post object
    $the_post = get_post($post_id);

    // Check the post type
    if( $the_post->post_type == ‘message’ ){

    // Set the data you want to update
    $my_post = array(
    ‘ID’ => $post_id,
    ‘post_author’ => $company_id,
    );

    // Remove action to avoid infinite loop
    remove_action(‘acf/save_post’, ‘my_acf_save_post_change_author’, 20);

    // Update the post into the database
    wp_update_post( $my_post );

    // Add the action back
    add_action(‘acf/save_post’, ‘my_acf_save_post_change_author’, 20);

    }

    }

    }

    // run after ACF saves the $_POST[‘acf’] data
    add_action(‘acf/save_post’, ‘my_acf_save_post_change_author’, 20);

  • Hi @jamescarter4

    As I said, it depends on how you set it. For example, if you have a post for a company, you can use the user field to set the user associated with that post. Then I believe you can get the company’s user ID like this:

    global $post;
    $company_id = get_field('company_user_field_name', $post->ID, false);

    If that doesn’t work, you can always add hidden input by using the html_after_fields option like this:

    'html_after_fields' => '<input type="hidden" name="companyid" value="'. get_the_ID() .'">',

    And then get the company ID like this:

    $company_id = get_field('company_user_field_name', $_POST['companyid'], false);

    Also, could you please try to set the $company_id manually to your account’s ID and check if the query shows the messages for you?

    Thanks 🙂

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