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How to show new post link & post form is on blog page?

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  • Participant
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    Vikas Chauhan on #30623

    website at wordpress and buddypress installed, now for posting new blogs from frontend, i have installed buddyblog and bp simple front end blog.

    Now everything is working fine at members profile page.

    but i need to show, Create blog link at blogs page.
    For that i use a button having below url, and works fine but for posting it goes to profile page,

    http://yoursite.com/members/me/budyblog/edit/

    Requirement is to open a form in my blog page itself.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks

  • Keymaster
    (BuddyDev Team)
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    Brajesh Singh on #30628

    Hi Vikas,

    Thank you for using the plugin.

    BuddyBlog currently supports editing/creation of post from profile only.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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    Atta Wasa on #36648

    Is this still the case? It is a really awful way to structure things if you ask me. I want to use something like:
    https://domain.com/write/

    It needs to be simple. You talked about an “Amazing Frontend Post Creation Experience”?

    I am seriously expected to tell my users to Click your profile > Posts tab > Create and fill out the form and press submit?

    That’s not an amazing frontend post creation experience! 🙁

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    Brajesh Singh on #36665

    Hi Atta,
    Thank you for the feedback.

    1. BuddyBlog and BuddyBlog Pro are different plugins and this post was in the context of the BuddyBlog.

    2. Yes, this is still the case. Our plugin is aimed at blogging from profile currently

    3. We believe it is an amazing experience for a social network to blog from profile. I am not sure how moving the creation to a page with a shortcode will make it better than what we have currently. Please help me understand.

    4. No, you are not supposed to tell your users to do that. You can simply add a navigation link pointing to the create tab and tell your users to click on that.

    For example, if your site has the post form at a user’s profile such as http://example.com/members/admin/posts/create/ you can add a dynamic link like
    http://example.com/members/me/posts/create/

    All you need to do is replace the current user’s slug with ‘me’ and add that link. It will take the logged in user to their profile post form.

    We do have the plan to create a shortcode based experience for non BuddyBoss/BuddyPress sites in future but it will take time. We are open to improving the plugin in a way that suits our members need. We haven’t advertised that the plugin allows creating posts from a page and we believe that should have been clear.

    Also, Most of the functionalities of BuddyPress/BuddyBoss work this way. For example creating album or document folders. So, we haven’t done anything unexpected for the users familiar with these plugins.

    Regards
    Brajesh

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