You have often wondered how to create a small form and allow users to submit/upload videos on your WordPress based web site. To be honest, this module allows the user to upload any file format, such as archives, documents, audio files or graphic files.
I will not be using a custom post format for this module, as the case study is based on a real life example. All video submissions will go into a separate category called “Submissions” and details will be submitted as post content.
The entire code is below and it consists of a main function –
videowizard_main() – which adds the form engine to the page. It also processes the form, combines all form information and uploads the attachment. The post gets published in a special category, called “Submissions” (which can be changed to any name for that matter, just change the ID – in this case 3), as draft/private, so only an administrator can see it and publish it or further process it.
videodjin_ functions and actions allow the posts listing to show the attached files in a separate column.
add_shortcode('videowizard', 'videowizard_main') function creates a shortcode which can be placed on any post or page, like this
For brevity (and speed) purposes, I have placed this chunk of code at the end of the
functions.php file. It can also be placed in a drop-in plugin. The form has no options, but it can be modified/amended/customized directly from the main function.
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