In the previous post, we have created features that allow users to sign up a Guest Author account then submit a post from the frontend. If we stop here, the submitted post will be published right after the Guest Author press the Submit button.
Guest Author is a kind of guest account in which the visitors can register and use it to submit a post without any admin permission. This helps you have more content for your site, so it absolutely benefits you. From an order of my client, I saw that adding this is pretty interesting then want to share with you how to do it. Of course, using Meta Box.
Yesterday, we released several improvements for Meta Box: the new version 5.2.0 with better performance for object fields, a new MB Core extension for Core Bundle, and a totally new settings page for Meta Box AIO. Let’s see what’s new in these improvements.
Among the various types of online advertising, classified advertisement is probably the earliest-developed type that still exists. Over the years, the classified websites have improved its interface and features, but they are still based on the basic features which are:
- Allows users (sellers) to register an account, post a product or service with detail information;
- Allows the audience (buyers) to search and view the products.
One of the most reputed websites in classified advertising is Ebay.com. I’m going to show you how to create a classified ads website in WordPress using Meta Box which follows Ebay’s model.
As you know, by default, WordPress comes with two post types: page and post. If you want a more variety of suitable post types to choose from, e.g., a post type for products, you have to create them yourself. Such post types are called Custom Post Types.
WordPress users must be familiar with the concept of content type classification using Categories or Tags. These things also are called Taxonomy. So what is Taxonomy? Simply, it gives you various options for classifying new content types. This article will introduce you to the process of creating a custom taxonomy that stores additional custom content types without mixing them with Categories or Tags.
I guess that you have heard or even used the Flexible Content Field from Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin. Haven’t you? If you are looking for ways to create it but don’t want to use ACF, follow this post. I will guide you to create one kind of ACF Flexible Content Field, but using Meta Box plugin to do.
Update again! Today, we release a new version of Meta Box (Meta Box 4.17.0) with big improvements. We refactored the code of the plugin, changed the shortcode attributes and fixed some important bugs.
Does it seem like we have not updated anything since last month? No, it’s not like that. We did it every day and are trying to do it regularly. Actually, we took 7 improvements for 5 extensions in the last 2 weeks. Impressive?