Easy Digital Downloads – Allow Users to Create Products on the Frontend

We love to simplify processes. That’s why technology was created: to make our life easier and give our work effectiveness.

Thinking of that, we would love to be able to create EDD products right from the frontend without having to deal with the sometimes tedious wp admin page. For example, if you want your shop manager to create products on the frontend without having to open the wp admin page, then you need a frontend page that allows him/her to do that.

That’s why in this entry we’ll show you how to quickly allow users to create products on the frontend. We’ll use the WP Frontend Admin plugin, as it makes it so simple that you only need one click.

You can get it here:

Try plugin for free

You can try the premium plugin on your website for free for 7 days.


Once installed and activated, you need to follow these simple steps.

1- Open the create download page in the wp admin

For this you need to go to Downloads > Add New. This will open the fields for you to add a new download.

2- View it on the frontend

Now you need to click on View on the frontend in order to open the Add New Download page on the frontend.

3- Configure and publish the page

Now you’re almost done! Just configure the page title, URL slug, template, and menu to which it will belong. You can do this on the left side panel our plugin displays.

Besides, you can hide all unnecessary elements just by clicking on the Hide element button and then clicking on the elements you want to hide. This will help your users not get lost with too many elements they won’t use. Remember that the point is to simplify the process o creating products on the frontend, and this is an important part.

For example, you may want to hide these elements:

  • Add New Download heading
  • Screen Options
  • Help
  • Download Stats
  • Save Draft
  • Preview
  • Status Visibility
  • Publish Immediately
  • Download Settings
  • Also, if you want, you can delete the description field and all its elements

Finally, click on Save to publish the page.

 

4- Create downloads on the frontend

In order to create downloads on the frontend, your users will need to log in.

Now your users will be able to add new downloads on the frontend page.

Easy!

The ease with which you can create a frontend page to create downloads is great. Just one click and some seconds, and done!

You can get the plugin here:

Try plugin for free

You can try the premium plugin on your website for free for 7 days.


IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

1- Can I use other plugins to create web apps?

Yes. You can display any admin page on the frontend, and it works with all WordPress plugins.

2- Is the plugin compatible with page builders?

Yes. You can use it with other page builders such as Elementor, Visual Composer, Gutenberg, Divi, Beaver Builder, WP Page Builder, Page Builder by SiteOrigin, Oxygen, Live Composer, Brizy, and many others to create great sites.

3- What if I cannot see this page on the frontend after login?

If you can not view the page after log in, you need to use one of these roles:

  • administrator
  • author
  • shop_manager
  • shop_accountant
  • shop_worker
  • shop_vendor

In case you don’t want to assign one of these roles, you can create a new user role with the User Role Editor plugin. This new user role needs the edit_products capability.

4- How many elements can I hide?

You can hide all elements you want. It all depends on you. Just be careful not to hide important elements that your users may need in the future.

5- What if I want to restore all items hidden?

That’s simple. Just click on Revert below the Hide Element button.

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