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TDO Mini Forms and Custom post types and taxonomies (24 posts)

  1. bluebird2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Currently TDO Mini Forms does not support Custom post types and taxonomies. Is there any plan to add the support for these WP features in the future?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tdo-mini-forms/

  2. pixelguy
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need the support too...

  3. Frank Perez
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Check this plugin, which gives you the ability to add custom post types as well as custom metaboxes and fields.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-metaboxes/

  4. bluebird2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Frank,

    I have no problem creating custom post types or custom metaboxes. I have already made them.

    What I asked is that if TDO Mini Forms any plan to support Custom post types and taxonomies. What I need to do is that people can create certain custom post types from the front-end, and enable them to categorize them under certain taxonomy.

  5. ameagher
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Lookng for the same thing!

    Not sure how usable this is at it seems to have been coded a while back.

    How to use custom taxonomies in TDO Mini Forms:

  6. bluebird2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I saw that too. But it has two disadvantages:
    a. It still does not support Custom Post Types;
    b. By switching to that you don't get the updated versions of TDO mini forms.

  7. maorb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'd be happy to know also if TDO MiniForms is going to support Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies.

    Thanks

  8. ashblue
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Similar support was requested on the official TDO Mini Forms forum here. As far as I know the author of the plugin has not addressed this issue. I attempted to modify and recode the plugin for custom post types, but its actually very complicated and a large portion of the code needs to be rewritten from scratch to support custom post types. Not an adventure I want to embark on my own.

    Pretty much the WordPress community needs a different plugin or more frequent support for this. Considering the high demand for custom post type non-logged in user submissions. Would be nice if WordPress built an API for fields that could accept submissions for post types. But right now, thats probably not at the top of their agenda.

    After doing some research it looks like Gravity Forms is adding support for custom taxonomies and custom post types. You can even do it now with a simple hook statement. Looks like I'm forking out some money for a copy (paid plugin).

  9. maorb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ashblue as you said, Gravity forms is a paid plugin, and I hope that there will be a free solution, whether it will be TDO plugin support or something else.

    Meanwhile I found this post that should give some solution for the issue. I haven't checked it yet by myself and need to carefully see if it's really handles all security issues that might arouse from front end submitting.

  10. ashblue
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Took a look at it and you have a great find. My big concern as you mentioned is security. It looks like it has the same issue as TDO Mini Forms, mainly being that people can inject PHP shells by feeding false document types. Although I could be wrong, still you can never be too safe.

  11. bluebird2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Does Gravity forms support other languages and other scripts (such as Arabic)?

  12. ashblue
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not too sure (I speak web languages and English only), they respond to all emails in about 24hrs though if you email them.

  13. bluebird2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    They did. They claim that it works with other languages.

  14. maorb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, it depends on the needs, since Gravity Forms might be a lot more than needed, and keeping tiny small code for only what is needed is always my preferred choice.

    You can easily avoid SQL injections using addslashes() and mysql_real_escape_string() functions when assigning the user's $_POST data to variables.

    If you use a file upload field, you may perform check for the file type on the server before using it.

    Using such a form you may control and support everything you need for our specific needs.

    The basis in that post is good, it needed to be handled a bit. I think it's better than a using plugin that does a lot more code than that and adds a lot of code to your site, and also costs money. Isn't it?

  15. bluebird2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes. But writing it needs money as well since I am not a coder.
    But I am ready to pay for it. I just need to find the person who can do it.

  16. ashblue
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well a lot of this discussion boils down to how much time you have. At my company we usually don't have too much time to custom code products so we use plugins when possible. For us Gravity Forms is better due to constant updates and continued support they provide. If you have the time to custom code the form for yourself though, go for it. My only worry about a do it yourself solution is security and missing something (hackers are frigging brilliant and find the oddest of holes). Especially since these forms are getting plugged right into your database. I know my PHP security quite well, but still it scares me. Rather rely on Gravity Forms to keep things secure.

  17. the_dead_one
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    At my company we usually don't have too much time to custom code products so we use plugins when possible.

    This is a very similar reason to why I haven't been able to put much effort into supporting TDO Mini Forms these last few months. See here for a longer explanation. It's quite disheartening to hear that actual companies, as opposed to someone like myself who does it for the love, can't afford the time (or money) to do it themselves.

    My recommendation is to that if you need the advanced features of TDO Mini Forms for a commercial/serious project then you should probably think of creating or buying a dedicated solution. (Gravity Forms looks good tbh). You'll have a contract, you'll have someone you can go to for upgrades or help if you get hacked, not just someone who may get round to it eventually. I think that holds true for any plugin that your site might depend on. Hell, I haven't kept up with WordPress since 2.7, I don't even know why you would want Custom Post Types or Taxonomies for TDO Mini Forms when you can achieve most of the stuff by clever use of categories and tags. IMHO, etc.

  18. ashblue
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I totally agree with you, I just didn't realize that there were any alternative solutions to TDO Mini Forms. I'm surprised too by how often people expect free plugins to be updated.

    O and using Custom Post Types makes life a lot simpler then cleverly using categories. At least its made my life a lot easier and I can do a lot more with each post now. Definitely worth looking into.

  19. Taylor Baybutt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here is one solution, not TD though.
    http://wpshout.com/wordpress-submit-posts-from-frontend/

  20. maorb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks @taxbax, but this is the same link I posted in this thread 1 week ago..

  21. Taylor Baybutt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    haha sorry, my bad. i might have even gotten there from here. I got my client to shell out the $39 for Gravity Forms. http://gravityforms.com . It does a lot but is missing a little bit of inter-functionality. I especially like the ability to add custom fields to a form and the easy to use interface.

  22. bluebird2
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  23. lucky62
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Here is solution, how to modify TDO Mini Forms for custom taxonomies and custom post types.

  24. salamat
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I still in love with tdo mini. Hope it come back to life again.

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