Front End Upload
[resolved] Silly question (3 posts)

  1. iseroma
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sorry for this silly question, but I'm a WordPress novice, and I don't want to mess up my site.

    I'm a teacher, and I'd like students to upload photos to my class blog, iseroma.com, from the front. Your plugin looks good.

    I'd like the uploader to appear as a widget on the right sidebar.

    I'm scared about your fourth step: To add [front-end-upload] in the editor where I want the plugin to appear.

    Can you help? If not, I understand. I know this is simple.

    Thank you.


  2. krembo99
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am not the author of this plugin, but :

    This plugin works with something that is called a SHORTCODE.

    since it appears that this plugin does not provide a widget , and assuming you have almost no programming experiance in wordpress, you can do one of the following :

    1 - You need to put the shortcode [front-end-upload] inside a post or page . just copy and paste (with the square brackets) . there is no need to be affraid of nothing . In this case the upload "form" will be displayed in the specific post (or page ) where you have pasted it . you can also add normal text like any other post / page .

    2 - If you really want it to appear inside a WIDGET , you will need to enable SHORTCODE execution in your widgets, and then paste the SHORTCODE ( [front-end-upload] - remember ?? ) Inside a TXT widget .
    Now , in order to be able to do that option, you can either :

    A - use another plugin for shortcode execution , like this one :


    B - copy the following code , and paste it inside your theme file that is called functions.php .

    add_filter( 'widget_text', 'shortcode_unautop');
    add_filter( 'widget_text', 'do_shortcode');

    This code will enable you to use shortcode inside any normal text widget. (I never really looked , but I guess these two lines is more or less what that plugin from the previous option is doing .It is that simple.)

  3. iseroma
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Krembo99, thank you very much for your clear and informative answer. I got the plugin to work because of your instructions.

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