Last week, I wrote about a project I’m working on for myself. Since then, I got answers back to some of my questions, so I eliminated the USP plugin. The $40 pro version would let me submit multiple posts from the same form, but it would not reload the form without completely reloading the full page. That’d be annoying for what I’m working on.
While doing my research, I got a tip about Caldera Form. It would give me these abilities:
- Create a custom form with ease
- Submit the new content as the content type (page, post, custom) that I wanted
- Would reload the form without reloading the entire page
- Accepts multiple submissions from the same form
I’m happily testing it out though I did find some limitations:
- Has limited support for taxonomies and categories (which is important so the post goes to the right place)
- Support is going to cost you
- When I hit submit, the success message comes back with some odd gibberish and the form’s fields still have the content in them. When I checked, I can see that the post did in fact publish
Now it’s back to submitting a ticket to their WordPress.org forum and hoping for a response. Other forms I considered but avoided are Ninja Forms and Gravity Forms. I chose not to go down that road since it cost money. Things I read while evaluating Caldera Forms:
- Front-end submissions
- How to put Caldera Forms into a widget
- Front End Post Editing with Caldera Forms
- Best Free and Premium Contact Form Plugins for WordPress — where I learned about Caldera Forms
Final thing I started looking into last week: using Encyclopedia/Glossary/Wiki plugin instead of Knowledge Base CPT. I’m checking out this plugin since it will auto-link text in other pages/posts/custom which include a word in the lexicon to the lexicon page.
This is where I’m leaving off this week. I hope you find some value in learning this background knowledge of how I’m developing this WordPress site.