Custom Admin Post page - what's easiest? (6 posts)

  1. jephperro4
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I am trying to create a custom write(post) form with some special extra fields and a custom look and feel.

    I am wondering if it would be better to modify post.php or to point my users at a new post page on login.

    Has anyone done it and what's the best way? I've started modifying post.php but there are lots of conditions in the code, and I want to treat all my users like authors only. They'll only be able to create or edit posts - that's it.

    Thanks for any advice

  2. sasch9r
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You can allow registration and set the standard role to "author". Then people can create new posts and are allowed to view comments, the dashboard, posts and uploads.

    No extra form needed.

  3. dizzy100
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Using the custom write panel is likely the easiest course. I've implemented that in my test platform and it works very well.

    One caveat however is its currently not compatable with wordpress 2.3 :(

    Anyway you can check out custom write panel by going to


  4. golber
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi, have you resolved your problem? I need to do the same thing. A custom write page in my blog, with the same template of my blog. Using admin panel write page is not integrated with the layout of my blog and a user can se (in Manage tag) a list of all posts - they cant edit or delete other posts, but it's not professional -


  5. Kim Gjerstad
    Posted 8 years ago #

  6. 3stripe
    Posted 8 years ago #

    ^ that is perfect for the job!

    I was about to ask the same question :)

    Check out http://svn.automattic.com/wpcom-themes/prologue/post-form.php for a template to create your post page!

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