WordPress – Allow Authors to Create Sliders for their posts on the Frontend

wordpress allow authors to create sliders for their posts on the frontend

Slides are really important. Probably not all of us will use them, but we can’t deny that with a good slide we can express in a few words the content of a really long article.

For example, it would be a fascinating plus if all your authors had the opportunity to create slides of their articles to share with readers at the end. Of course, we know that for that task there is no better tool than the Meta Slider plugin. You can get it here if you don’t have it.

What we want to show you is how to allow your authors to create and edit slides from the frontend. Normally, they should do it from the backend. But with the WP Frontend Admin plugin it’s really easy and fast to create slides from the frontend.

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After installing and activating the plugin, follow these simple steps.

1- Open the Meta Slider plugin and View it on the frontend

The first thing you need to do is to open the Meta Slider plugin. For this, go to MetaSlider in wp-admin.

Now you need to view this page from the frontend. For this you don’t have to program anything. Just click on View on the frontend and the plugin will create the frontend page immediately in a matter of a second or two. That’s the wonder of WP Frontend Admin.

2- Configure and publish the page

Now you only have to edit the quick settings of the frontend page. You need to define the title, the slug URL, the template, and the menu to which you’re going to add the page.

In order to give your users a better experience with their creation of slides, you can hide all unnecessary elements. For this you need to click on Hide element and then click on all the elements you want to hide.

These are some elements you can hide because you won’t use them:

  • MetaSlider logo
  • Screen Options
  • Etc.

Once you have finished configuring the page’s quick settings and appearance, click Save to publish the page.

3- Create Slides for your posts

Now your authors will be able to create slides freely from the frontend of your WordPress site. They will only need to log in.

As you can see, it’s really simple. You don’t need to program anything and your authors won’t have to deal with the backend anymore to create beautiful slides.

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, editor, author, shop_manager, wpseo_manager, wpseo_editor, give_manager

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_other_posts 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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