Submit a Custom Post Type in WordPress from the Front End

To allow users to submit content, you need to provide a form. The form fields will be used to input details, such as title, post content, tags, categories, featured image, etc.
For example, you could create the form as follows:

<form method=”post”><p><label for=”stackTitle”><?php _e(‘Enter the Post Title:’, ‘mytextdomain’) ?></label>

<input type=”text” name=”stackTitle” id=”stackTitle” /></p>

<p> <label for=”stackContent”><?php _e(‘Enter Some Content:’, ‘mytextdomain’) ?></label>

<textarea name=”stackContent” id=”stackContent” rows=”4″ cols=”20″></textarea> </p>

<button type=”submit”><?php _e(‘Submit’, ‘mytextdomain’) ?></button>

<input type=”hidden” name=”post_type” id=”post_type” value=”my_custom_post_type” />

<?php wp_nonce_field( ‘cpt_nonce_action’, ‘cpt_nonce_field’ ); ?>


Inserting a Custom Post Type

Insert function create in post type in post type value.

if (isset( $_POST[‘cpt_nonce_field’] )&& wp_verify_nonce( $_POST[‘cpt_nonce_field’], ‘cpt_nonce_action’ ) ) {

// create post object with the form values

$my_cptpost_args = array(

‘post_title’ => $_POST[‘stackTitle’],

‘post_content’ => $_POST[‘stackContent’],

‘post_status’ => ‘pending’,

‘post_type’ => $_POST[‘post_type’]


// insert the post into the database

$cpt_id = wp_insert_post( $my_cptpost_args, $wp_error);


Set the post_status as ‘pending’ if you want the post to be approved by the admin, before being published. Else, set it to ‘published’.

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2 thoughts on “Submit a Custom Post Type in WordPress from the Front End”

  1. Hi guyes
    Nice tutorial and first time front end post submit so i will sucessfully insert post in admin site.
    Thanks stackwordpress Team.


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