A plugin shortcode displays a form underneath each post. Within the form thus displayed, there are numerous visible fields to be filled by users. There is also a hidden field to update a meta key visible on the back end only, with a place for value - as in image. I want to secretly pass the ID of the post (or title or name or slug etc) under which the form (by shortcode) is appearing, so I know at least where the form was even filled from.
Please consider modulating your solution so it can be understood by a beginner. (My question history shows)
I've tried a number of ways of using
$post variable for the last 20 days - assuming its super global, using hooks, but a new session when submitting the form means I couldn't access the post data... either in
functions.php file or the plugin PHP files - likewise sending data through PHP POST method seems like over exertion (it also places an extra submit button).
Im so lost for direction now!
I have access to
$post in the Loop, on the individual post displayed - but I want any of the post attributes (ID/title/slug etc) to automatically STUFF into that one field when someone hits submit !!!?
$post is inaccessible, none of these work when directly placed in the value field: