1. Document Library Pro
  2. Advanced Usage

Allow users to add and edit documents from the front end

The Document Library Pro plugin makes it easy to add and manage documents in the WordPress admin. WordPress comes with various user roles so that you can just give people the access levels they require. You can create additional roles with the User Role Editor plugin.

However, you may want users to be able to add and/or edit documents from the front end of your website, without having to see the WordPress admin at all. You can do this by using Document Library Pro alongside some other high quality plugins.

Adding documents from the front end

Use Document Library Pro with the Gravity Forms plugin to add a 'Submit document' form to the front end of your website, either on a public or private page. Once created, documents will be added to the library immediately or you can hold them for moderation by an administrator.

Front end document editing

You can also allow logged in users to edit documents. To do this, you need to use Document Library Pro alongside the WP Sheet Editor plugin. This adds a button above or below the document library (which you can show for specific user roles only). They can click this to open a spreadsheet-style editor for the documents.

You can use this to edit any of the information which is stored about your documents. For example, if you want to edit document filenames or titles in bulk then you can do it with WP Sheet Editor.

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