Frontend Admin for ACF – Add and edit posts, pages, users and more all from the frontend

Description

An ACF extension that allows you to easily display frontend forms for your users so that they can edit content by themselves from the frontend.

This plugin needs to have Advanced Custom Fields installed and activated. You can create awesome forms with our form builder to allow users to save custom meta data to pages, posts, users, and more. Then use our Gutenberg block or shortcode to easily display the form for your users.

So, what can this plugin do for you?

FREE Features

  1. No Coding Required
    Give the end user the best content managment experience without having to know code. It’s all ready to go right here.

  2. Display Post Data
    Use [frontend_admin field=field_key] to display any field value effortlessly

  3. Edit Posts
    Let your users edit posts from the frontend of their site without having to access the WordPress dashboard.

  4. Add Posts
    Let your users publish new posts from the frontend using the “new post” form

  5. Delete Posts
    Let your users delete or trash posts from the frontend using the “trash button” form

  6. Edit User Profile
    Allow users to edit their user data easily from the frontend.

  7. User Registration Form
    Allow new users to register to your site with a built in user registration form! You can even hide the WordPress dashboard from these new users.

  8. Hide Admin Area
    Pick and chose which users have acess to the WordPress admin area.

  9. Configure Permissions
    Choose who sees your form based on user role or by specific users.

  10. Modal Popup
    Display the form in a modal window that opens when clicking a button so that it won’t take up any space on your pages.

PRO Features

  1. Edit Global Options
    If you have global data – like header and footer data – you can create an options page using ACF and let your users edit from the frontend.

  2. Limit Submits
    Prevent all or specific users from submitting the form more than a number of times.

  3. Send Emails
    Set emails to be sent and map the ACF form data to display in the email fields such as the email address, the from address, subject, and message.

  4. Style Tab
    Use Elementor to style the form and as well the buttons.

  5. Multi Step Forms
    Make your forms more engaging by adding multiple steps.

  6. Stripe and Paypal
    Accept payments through Stripe or Paypal upon form submission.

  7. Woocommerce Intergration
    Easily add Woocomerce products from the frontend.

Purchase your copy here at the official website: Frontend Admin website

Useful Links

Appreciate what we’re doing? Want to stay updated with new features? Give us a like and follow us on our facebook page:
Frontend Admin Facebook page

The Pro version has even more cool features. Check it out at the official website:
DynamiApps website

Check out our other plugin, which let’s you dynamically query your posts more easily:
Advanced Post Queries for Elementor

Advanced Custom Fields Pro

Tutorials

Installating Frontend Admin

How to create a form for frontend data submission

Blocks

This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Frontend Admin Submissions Display frontend submissions so that site admins can update content from the frontend.
  • Frontend Admin Form Display a frontend admin form so that your users can update content from the frontend.

Installation

  1. Make sure both Advanced Custom Fields is installed and activated.
  2. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/acf-frontend-form-elements directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  4. Create a form under Frontend Admin > forms.
  5. Choose the desired form type.
  6. Configure the fields permisions, display, and other settings as you please.
  7. Copy and paste the shortcode on any page. You can also use our Gutenberg block.
  8. You should now see a form on the frontend for editing a post, adding a post, editing or adding a user, and more.

FAQ

Can I send emails through this form?

You can use a “action hook” to send emails when this form is registered: frontend_admin/save_post

If you purchase our pro version, you will be able to configure this from the form settings without any code. You will be able to send any number of emails upon form submission.

Can I let users set post categories through this form?

Yes. Simply add a taxonomy field and set the taxonomy type to Category

Reviews

November 10, 2022 3 replies
Can you please help me or tell me any solution, so that users who try to input links inside content get a warning or can’t paste or type link patterns of any kind inside content? Please I need help restricting users. This way users will only write knowledgeable content without pushing useless links inside content anywhere.
July 29, 2022 10 replies
A good pluggin with good features but disastrous support. By mail, whatsapp or any other means it takes days to respond, to take your problem into account. To believe that they do not want to keep their client. When you pay a plugin you must also have the support. Too bad to have a good product and a bad support.
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Contributors & Developers

“Frontend Admin for ACF – Add and edit posts, pages, users and more all from the frontend” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

3.9.23 – 24-11-2022

  • Fixed add item button error

3.9.22 – 23-11-2022

  • Fixed form builder tabs not working

3.9.21 – 22-11-2022

  • Fixed field type settings not loading
  • Added option to display repeater shortcodes in rows
  • Added no value option for shortcode
  • Fixed Wysiwyg field display issues

3.9.20 – 20-11-2022

  • Fixed display of “ACF Fields” type in shortcodes
  • Added wrapper attributes to shortcode display

3.9.19 – 19-11-2022

  • Added option to show message when shortcode returns no value.
  • Fixed acf fields not saving when admin approval is Required
  • Made inline edit open fields in modal popup for faster initial loading of page
  • Fixed edit=false not working in new shortcode

3.9.16 – 14-11-2022

  • Fixed issue with image based fields using basic uploader

3.9.14 – 13-11-2022

  • Fixed nonce error when updating image through editable field shortcode
  • Fixed duplicate image in gallery field when using basic upload
  • Fixed field shortcode showing data twice

3.9.12 – 10-11-2022

  • Fixed “add step” and “acf fields” buttons not working
  • Added shortcodes to display any field with option to edit on the fly

3.9.11 – 06-11-2022

  • Fixed relationship field Add and Edit Posts not working
  • Added option to limit editing to post author in relationship field
  • Fixed email dynamic options not disappering when clicking outsude of setting

3.9.10 – 01-11-2022

  • Fixed Verify Emails in Submission Requirements
  • Removed “Frontend Admin” from toolbar

3.9.9 – 27-10-2022

  • Fixed ACF fields not showing in submissions

3.9.8 – 25-10-2022

  • Fixed Product Attributes fields
  • Fixed Product Images field
  • Fixed wp_kses() missing parameter

3.9.7 – 23-10-2022

  • Removed Oxygen Element due to conflicts with latest Oxygen updates and lack of dev documentation. Add forms using shortcodes
  • Updated code to meet WordPress PHP standards

3.9.6 – 19-10-2022

  • Added default value to featured image field
  • Fixed modal window conflict with YITH
  • Fixed nested forms in relationship field

3.9.5 – 03-10-2022

  • Fixed featured image not opening media library
  • Added List Items
  • Added support for basic input inside List Item fields

3.9.4 – 02-10-2022

  • Fixed custom fields not saving to post

3.9.3 – 30-09-2022

  • Fixed file uploads not saving sizes
  • Reduced submissions table “fields” column data intake
  • Added options to save progress button
  • Save progress now button saves current step

3.9.2 – 28-09-2022

  • Fixed multi step forms showing all steps
  • Fixed basic upload file limits

3.9.1 – 25-09-2022

  • Fixed file fields not loading values in submissions when using basic upload

3.9.1 – 23-09-2022

  • Added support for ACF 6
  • Updated Gutenberg blocks to use block.json, useSelect, and useDispatch
  • Added ACF Fields button to form
  • Added validation for uploads when using basic upload
  • Added Save Progress button field

3.9.1 – 13-09-2022

  • Fixed “Add Step” button not working
  • Fixed delete button redirect
  • Fixed redirect url properties repeating
  • Fixed recaptcha field not working in free version
  • Added option to disable default submit button in forms

3.8.3 – 08-09-2022

  • Added option to make tab fields appear as steps on frontend
  • Added legacy elementor setting under plugin settings
  • Added Custom Choices field type
  • Fixed “No page reload” not reloading form
  • Fixed success message always showing at top of current page instead of above the form
  • Fixed recapthca validation API request

3.8.2 – 30-08-2022

  • Added fields exclude feature to ACF Fields field type
  • Removed Freemius dependancy from free version
  • Removed Freemius from Payments addon

3.7.17 – 28-08-2022

  • Added option to remove admin bar node
  • Fixed relationship field rtl css issue
  • Fixed undefined ‘fea’ js error

3.7.16 – 17-08-2022

  • Fixed forms saving submissions even if set not to
  • Fixed conflict with One Click Modal

3.7.14 – 08-08-2022

  • Fixed recaptcha not working with instances on one page

3.7.13 – 04-08-2022

  • Changed email headers to array
  • Added Mailchimp email, first name, and last name fields for use without user form
  • Allowed custom fields to save to submission only

3.7.12 – 02-08-2022

  • Fixed mailchimp ‘merge_fields’ error
  • Fixed shortcodes conflict with objects
  • Fixed bcc emails sending as seperate emails

3.7.11 – 27-07-2022

  • Placed “form type” select directly in form builder page

3.7.10 – 20-07-2022

  • Fixed Woo attributes not saving properly
  • Optimized Mailchimp action
  • Changed functions prefix from “acf_frontend” to “feadmin”
  • Fixed Elementor submit button alignment

3.7.9 – 14-07-2022

  • Fixed delete button not redirecting properly
  • Fixed success message not showing at top of page

3.7.8 – 06-07-2022

  • Added Mailchimp Status field to allow user to choose whether or not to sign up to mailing list
  • Fixed post to edit not showing “new post” option if no posts are found in the query
  • Fixed neccesary scripts not enqueued if admin is not logged in
  • Removed deprecated “documents” folder

3.7.7 – 30-06-2022

  • Fixed admin css not loading in min file
  • Fixed Save Custom Fields to option not saving to correctly in legacy Elemntor widgets

3.7.6 – 28-06-2022

  • Fixed plugin icon svg issue
  • Fixed modal button calling create form modal

3.7.5 – 27-06-2022

  • Fixed dynamic value shortcodes
  • Fixed delete button redirect broken

3.7.4 – 26-06-2022

  • Added solution for cache plugin breaking acf js object
  • Changed plugin name from ACF Frontend to Frontend Admin for ACF
  • Added presets to form builder:
    Delete Post Button
    Post Status Button
    Delete Product Button
    Product Status Button
  • Added Favicon field

3.7.0 – 15-06-2022

  • Added option to choose Frontend Form in Elementor widgets
  • Lite deprecated all Elementor widgets for new users except for Frontend Form (if you are already using these widgets, they will continue to function)
  • Added assets for form builder

3.6.6 – 15-06-2022

  • Fixed issue with multi step product forms
  • Tweeked multi step forms to allow fields before steps that will show always
  • Fixed step tabs to only show when fields show
  • Fixed issue with multiple “ACF Fields” instances in one form

3.6.4 – 10-06-2022

  • Moved form builder section tabs to the side of form settings
  • Added User Website field type

3.6.3 – 09-06-2022

  • Added Frontend Submissions Gutenberg block
  • Fixed Gutenberg block not loading form options
  • Fixed dynamic options in url query option not being generated properly
  • Added “Save Form Submissions” on form level

3.6.1 – 07-06-2022

  • Added Mailchimp integration
  • Deprecated URL parameters setting in actions tab. Parameters can be placed directly in the url
  • Fixed taxonomy field to show “add new” button under field instead of transparent icon

3.5.9 – 01-06-2022

  • Fixed ACF Fields in multi step showing

3.5.8 – 31-05-2022

  • Fixed post author permissions error in modal window
  • Fixed post_to_edit current user filter not working
  • Fixed ACF Fields always showing full width

3.5.7 – 30-05-2022

  • Added “Post to Edit” field type to allow users to easily choose which post to edit with a dropdown
  • Added “Product to Edit” field type to allow users to easily choose which product to edit with a dropdown
  • Added option to change the “frontend-dashboard” slug
  • Fixed url query post not loading field values

3.5.6 – 26-05-2022

  • Fixed User email field not updating when edited
  • Fixed username editing logs user out

3.5.5 – 25-05-2022

  • Fixed submissions shortcode not showing new submissions

3.5.4 – 25-05-2022

  • Fixed edit form links not showing in admin bar in certain themes
  • Fixed shortcodes using form keys not working
  • Added preview button to form edit page

3.5.3 – 24-05-2022

  • Added Frontend Admin edit posts to admin toolbar
  • Added public preview for forms removing the need to create a dedicated page
  • Fixed Elementor modal window styles not working due to recent change to the css classes
  • Added link to form in submissions table
  • Fixed user field values not being loaded when using url query

3.5.2 – 18-05-2022

  • Fixed hidden modal button
  • Fixed default value not including shortcodes on submit
  • Added Frontend Admin quick access to admin toolbar

3.5.1 – 16-05-2022

  • Fixed ACF Fields not saving in admin form builder
  • Fixed “confirm password” field not hiding initially in multi step form

3.5.0 – 15-05-2022

  • Added submissions shortcode to forms: [frontend_admin submissions=”{form id}”]
  • Removed bulk add fields option in form builder