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MB Frontend Submission is a Meta Box extension which lets developers create custom forms so users can submit posts on the front end of a website.

The extension supports both traditional post fields and custom fields, and you can also embed forms anywhere on your site using shortcodes — with no extra coding required.

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Front-End Forms for WordPress Made Easy

No matter if you’re the website owner or if you’re the user submitting content: everyone gets to breathe a little easier with MB Frontend Submission.

When you have multiple people submitting content to a website, managing editor accounts and user permissions can be a huge hassle. Having custom details and posts submitted from the front end is a quicker and cleaner solution.

When users contribute their content via a front-end form, the submission can be reviewed from a single location before publication similar to how comments work in WordPress core.

Your contributors’ post submissions will be neatly organized for fast and fearless publication in a way that even the most finicky stickler can appreciate.

It’s all the magic with no wand needed.

Skip the Set-Up

Before MB Frontend Submission, you would have to use extensive custom code to display the form on the front end, and manually control how and where it saves vast amounts of variable data.

Now who has time for that?

With MB Frontend Submission, everything is handled: no extra redirection code.

Just insert the shortcode to add the form and let the extension do the rest.

You can use MB Frontend Submission to create a flawless, user-generated content system. You’ll be able to relax while details, data and documents roll right in from the front end of your site.

Use Cases

There are endless ways you can customize your forms to collect all the details you need with a light amount of effort.

Below are just a few ways you can use MB Frontend Submission to get organized without missing a beat.

Listings Sites

Use MB Frontend Submission to let users submit properties for rent, sale or whatever your business specializes in.

The Map, Image and Video field types are all great ways to show off some real estate – all from a single page.

Let your clients do the work for you and have them submit their property on your site.
Let your clients do the work for you and have them submit their property on your site.

Review Sites

Leverage crowdsourcing since it’s a great way to compile content, especially when everyone has an opinion. Use MB FrontEnd Submission to have users submit individual book, movie, album or other kinds of reviews that are displayed with an overall rating.

Use the Slider field type or a number system as well as a Text Area to let your users rate, rant and rave!

Users can click, hold and slide the marker to adjust the value of the field.
Users can click, hold and slide the marker to adjust the value of the field.

Craigslist Sites

The internet is such an amazing way to promote connection, and help facilitate trades and shares: why not create a platform that helps people do both?

Use MB Frontend Submission to let folks post their belongings, giveaways, and even their time or resources so you can help more people connect and get what they need.

From simple to complex meta boxes and custom fields, Frontend Submission does it all.
From simple to complex meta boxes and custom fields, Frontend Submission does it all.

Post Management & User Dashboard

Although it’s built for custom fields and custom meta boxes, MB Frontend Submission fully supports post creation and management as well.

Use MB Frontend Submission to create or edit posts without any limitations. Users also have a dashboard to view their submission and able to edit/remove the posts if needed.

User Posts Dashboard
Users can view and edit/delete their submitted posts in the dashboard

To Infinity and Beyond

The extension supports these post fields:

  • ID (in case you want to update an existing one)
  • Status (if you want to auto-publish submitted posts or put them in the review queue)
  • Title
  • Content (using a WYSIWYG editor)
  • Excerpt
  • Date (with a date/time picker)
  • Thumbnail

Need categories and tags? Post taxonomies can be handled by custom fields in the core Meta Box plugin with the taxonomy field type.

All field types are supported in MB Frontend Submission.

That includes advanced fields like a WYSIWYG editor, date and time picker, slider or file upload. Even the cloning feature works like a charm.

Top Features:

  • Create forms with any fields you want for a tailored fit.
  • Make forms with advanced fields like a WYSIWYG editor.
  • Users can submit the forms you create from the front end.
  • Form submissions are collected in the back end for seamless organization.
  • Users can submit content with an instant status of publish, draft or review.
  • Users can have the ability to create new posts or edit existing ones.
  • Users have a dashboard to view their submissions and able to edit/delete them if needed.
  • Post fields such as title, content, excerpt, thumbnail and more are supported.
  • Meta Box custom field types are fully supported.
  • Forms can be embedded everywhere using shortcodes.

What’s up, Doc?

Have any questions about using Meta Box to help create your online masterpiece?

We’ve got extensive online documentation to help you out with that: everything from examples of code to detailed tutorials.

If you’re looking for a little bit more one-on-one time, our support team will make it happen for you over in the Supports forums. Let us know how we can help you!