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I am building a simple contact form (non-admin) that has an attachment field. Of course I can just handle the upload via WP's wp_handle_upload function. However, I would like to give my visitors a more user friendly experience and manage the upload via wp's media upload "pop-up". Offering them upload progress feedback, drag'n drop etc. I know that this is normally admin only but is there a way to use this upload dialog for normal (non-registered, non-logged in) users?

I'm quite amazed that apparently no one really did this (after quite some searching).

Thanx!

  • What have you done so far yourself? – Nicolai Dec 11 '13 at 9:48
  • I've tried it with the normal approach (wp_enqueue_media(), add jquery etc). This doesn't seem to work though. I figure its a rights / include issue. – john23klipp Dec 11 '13 at 10:32
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Disclaimer: I guess it's not a real answer and has way to much outside links, but it just won't fit into the comment format. So this can be considered to be just for information purposes.


I guess this

uses about what you've already tried.

But there are possibilities, so you might just have to read a little bit more

For additional sources take a look at

This might be interesting too

  • Thanx for the lengthy response! Most of your resources refer to the normal wp-admin case though. However, the last link looks promising! In any case it looks like I need to work on my googely skills... :) – john23klipp Dec 11 '13 at 15:39

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