Embeddable Forms

Embeddable Forms allow users to upload files from the Front-End. These forms can be insert into any Post or Page content using a shortcode.

Create a Form

  1. Check your security settings. Goto WP-Filebase -> Settings -> Security, “Enable front end uploads“. Then click on the Permissions tab and adjust the Frontend Upload Permissions.
  2. Create the form. Click on Embeddable Forms Menu entry, use the form below the list. See Properties of Embeddable Forms .
  3. After creating the form it will appear in the list. Now create/edit a Post or Page where the Form should be placed. Open the Editor Plugin, click on the “Embed Upload Form” tab. With your mouse, hover on an item and the Insert link will appear below the name. Click on that link and the shortcode will be inserted into the content.

Properties of Embeddable Forms

Form Tag: this is just an indetifier or Name of the form. It should only contain alphanumeric and underscore characters.

Upload to Category: “Selectable by Uploader” means, that the Upload Form includes a Select element where the uploading user can choose the Category where the file will be uploaded to. If set to “Upload to Root” or a Category, this is fixed and cannot be changed by Uploader.

Overwrite existing files: If a File with the Same name and Category exists, it will be overwritten when this checkbox is enabled

Attach uploaded files to post or page the form is embedded in: Uploaded Files will be attached to the current post or page, so they usually appear below the content, using the default File Template.

Use advanced Drag & Drop Uploader: This enables the modern HTML5 Uploader with Progress Bar and Drag & Drop function.

Notify Admins whenever a file is uploaded: when enabled, all Site Admins are notified by email when a file is uploaded using the form

More email notifications: Here you can enter additional E-Mail Addresses that will be notified as well

Permission: Define who is allowed to use the form. The form will be hidden for not permitted users

Uploaded files must been approved: Uploaded files are set “offline” after upload, and have to be approved by an admin to be publicly  available.

 

19 thoughts on “Embeddable Forms

  1. Ken says:
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    The embeddable forms section of documentation appears to be empty.

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      Yes, sorry for that, its currently a placeholder only. Still need to complete the documentation 😉

  2. isral duke says:
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    as a premium support holder, may i ask a question?

    i want to make an embedded form to upload a file and attach the file directly to the post from which i am uploading. What’s the short code that i should use? Thank you.

    1. Fabian says:
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      Please use the Form at //wpfilebase.com/got-wp-filebase-pro/premium-support/ to create a ticket.

      Regards
      Fabian

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      I’d love to know this as well!! Please finish the documentation!! 🙂

  3. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    I am trying to figure out how to enable uploading of large files (>32MB) from front-end pages. Anyone got any idea how to do that? Thanks!

  4. VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
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    I can’t get a form to embedd on a page. I follow your instructions but keep getting the frontend form is disabled in settings error when I try to embed…but I have selected it and adjusted permissions as instructed.

    1. Fabian says:
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      Check Settings/Security/Enable front end uploads.

      Regards
      Fabian

  5. Marianella says:
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    Hello there,

    I have a form done, but the formatting is off, which means the fields are not lined up at all. I have the standard tag [wpfilebase tag="form" id="{form tag}" /] in the page. What else am I missing so it looks nicely arranged?

  6. vladimirt says:
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    Hello,
    I bought the Pro version a month ago, and using Embeddable Forms for front-end uploads.
    After 17 uploads from front end, I received the error “Cheatin Uh!”.
    I can upload more files from backend but no longer from frontend.
    I changed all the permissions in the Permissions tab and in the Embeddable Form section but nothing.
    I sent 2 support tickets 4 weeks ago but I have no answer yet.
    Any of you knows how to solve that?
    Regards

    1. Fabian says:
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      Is “Cheatin Uh!” the full error message or is there anything followed in brackets? Disable any cache plugins, if existant and clear your browser cache.
      Regards Fabian

  7. Wes Brown says:
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    I would like to have a single page with a search box on it. Once searched have the results shown on the page. I’ve not found anything in the documentation to do that.

  8. Sachin says:
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    Hi

    I would like to have a page with categories and once we click on a particular category it will be redirected to the corresponding category’s files page. I could not find this in documentation . Please let me know how to do this.

    Regards
    Sachin

  9. victor says:
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    Hi Fabian,

    Is there a way to use the embeddable forms to change/alter/add the meta data about an existing file rather than only uploading new files?

    For example, a user selects a file from the file browser tree and clicks on the document name (or an “update” link built into the browser tree through the templates). The click sends the user to an embeddable form pre-populated with all the meta data about that file. The user can alter that data and then hit “Update” and the revised data is stored for that file.

    This would be helpful because now our users have to review files on the front end and then go into the backend of wordpress, search for the file, and then modify its data. This is time consuming and gives users with limited or no knowledge of wordpress access to the backend where they can screw things up. I can limit that to a certain extent by giving users appropriate “Roles”, but it is not the best way to handle this and does not help with the extra steps of switching to and finding the file in the backend.

    Thanks,

    Victor

  10. Matt Hamilton says:
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    I use Filebase Pro in conjunction with Contact Form 7 and the fields work just fine, except it doesn’t abide by “required fields.” How do I force people fill in the Contact Form 7 fields?

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