I am making my theme with studying. I want front-end posting that can be written by users.

I made form. like this.

<form class="rnm_fe_write_contets">
                    <div class="rnm_fe_wr_textbox">
                        <input name="fe_title" class="rnm_fe_wr_textarea" placeholder="Title" />
                    <div class="fe_wr_textbox">
                        $distribution = '';
                                'wpautop' => true,
                                'media_buttons' => false,
                                'textarea_rows' =>10,
                                'tabindex' => 4,
                                'tinymce' => array(
                                    'theme_advanced_buttons1' => 'bold, italic, ul, pH, temp',
            <input name="fe_submit" type="submit" />


And I will submit in front-end like this.

    $post_data = array(
        'post_title' => isset($_POST['fe_title']) ? sanitize_text_field($_POST['fe_title']) : '',
        'post_content' => '', // how to get this contents from wp_editor??

        'post_status' => 'pending',
        'post_type' => 'feeling',                


    $post_id = wp_insert_post( $post_data );

    if( is_wp_error( $post_id ) || !$post_id ){
        wp_redirect( site_url('/feeling-submit/') . '?result=failure' );

But I don't know how to get the input-data from wp_editor. Can I have some help?

Thank you.

  • 1
    Have you tried $_POST['feeling']? - feeling is editor id. Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 6:35
  • I found answer with googling. :: $content = $_POST['wp_editor id'];
    – JJang
    Commented Jun 15, 2018 at 7:13

1 Answer 1


If you want to add a new post without logging into the WordPress dashboard or allow your visitors a way to submit content of their own, you can do this by front end post submission.

In this post I will show you the way to submit a post from the front end. Let’s start…

You need to follow the below essential steps for making a form for user submitted posts

Step 1. Create a form by which a user can submit the post title, content, tags, category, featured image. You can put this code into your theme functions.php or any other file.

add_shortcode( 'themedomain_frontend_post', 'themedomain_frontend_post' );
    function themedomain_frontend_post() {
        themedomain_post_if_submitted(); ?>
        <form id="new_post" name="new_post" method="post"  enctype="multipart/form-data">

            <p><label for="title"><?php echo esc_html__('Title','theme-domain'); ?></label><br />
                <input type="text" id="title" value="" tabindex="1" size="20" name="title" />

            <?php wp_editor( '', 'content' ); ?>

            <p><?php wp_dropdown_categories( 'show_option_none=Category&tab_index=4&taxonomy=category' ); ?></p>

            <p><label for="post_tags"><?php echo esc_html__('Tags','theme-domain'); ?></label>

            <input type="text" value="" tabindex="5" size="16" name="post_tags" id="post_tags" /></p>

            <input type="file" name="post_image" id="post_image" aria-required="true">

            <p><input type="submit" value="Publish" tabindex="6" id="submit" name="submit" /></p>

Step 2. Capturing the input from the front-end user post submission form. You can also put this code into your theme functions.php or any other file.

function themedomain_post_if_submitted() {
    // Stop running function if form wasn't submitted
    if ( !isset($_POST['title']) ) {

    // Add the content of the form to $post as an array
    $post = array(
        'post_title'    => $_POST['title'],
        'post_content'  => $_POST['content'],
        'post_category' => array($_POST['cat']), 
        'tags_input'    => $_POST['post_tags'],
        'post_status'   => 'draft',   // Could be: publish
        'post_type'     => 'post' // Could be: 'page' or your CPT
    $post_id = wp_insert_post($post);
    // For Featured Image
    if( !function_exists('wp_generate_attachment_metadata')){
        require_once(ABSPATH . "wp-admin" . '/includes/image.php');
        require_once(ABSPATH . "wp-admin" . '/includes/file.php');
        require_once(ABSPATH . "wp-admin" . '/includes/media.php');
    if($_FILES) {
        foreach( $_FILES as $file => $array ) {
            if($_FILES[$file]['error'] !== UPLOAD_ERR_OK){
                return "upload error : " . $_FILES[$file]['error'];
            $attach_id = media_handle_upload( $file, $post_id );
    if($attach_id > 0) {
        update_post_meta( $post_id,'_thumbnail_id', $attach_id );

    echo 'Saved your post successfully! :)';

Step 3. Paste the form shortcode where you want to display the form

<?php echo do_shortcode('[themedomain_frontend_post]'); ?>
  • This is copy-pasted from techsolutionshere.com/… Did you write that yourself originally, are you Asia Khanom? Else I don't think that's really allowed.
    – Rup
    Commented May 10, 2022 at 9:35

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