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    Hi to All
    First of all Jamie and Ben many thanks and my congratulations for this new effort!
    Now going to my question. I am using the WPUF Pro plugin and have followed your instructions on how to Use the Front End for New Product Submissions. Everything OK.
    Because I had many product categories I wanted to have the product category pre-selected and give it as a url parameter to the form I have created and then use the code below to pass the variable. I have used the code Jamie provided on Matt Gates Plugin but instead of using $_POST I have used $_GET. I was able to pass the product category using a hidden field but what I wanted was to pass it through the URL Parameter. I am using a jquey script that is Dynamicaly Cascading Dependent Drop Down and dropdown redirect

    I do not want to create hundred of forms, one for each product category. So I wanted to pass the product category as an input.
    Below is the script I used(I have changed the $_POST into $_GET and have added a url parameter ‘product_categories’

    function wpuf_update_hidden_categories($post_id) {
    // $cats = $_POST[‘product_categories’];
    $cats = $_GET[‘product_categories’];
    $categories = array_map(‘intval’, explode (‘,’, $cats));
    wp_set_object_terms( $post_id, $categories, ‘product_cat’);
    // Optional to clean up the database (deletes the hidden field data after converting it into object terms)
    delete_post_meta( $post_id, ‘product_categories’, $_POST[‘product_categories’] );
    } add_action( ‘wpuf_add_post_after_insert’, ‘wpuf_update_hidden_categories’ );
    add_action( ‘wpuf_edit_post_after_update’, ‘wpuf_update_hidden_categories’ );

    Is not working though. Any suggestions?


    I believe you would just set the categories as a hidden field right in the WPUF form?


    If I set the categories as a hidden field I put the Meta Key ‘product_categories’ and a meta value a fix value(the product categories sernos). This though is forcing me to create for each product category a new form, right? Is there a way to add inside a meta value a variable instead and not a fixed value?


    I’m really not sure. The folks at can probably get you the right answer. When you find it, post it here and I’ll update the knowledgebase article with the howto!



    The new version of wpuf is supporting this. If you have lots of categories and sub categories, you can use the Ajax categories type. It will show you the parent categories first and will show the child after selecting the parent. But remember, this Ajax only works if the user is logged in.


    Thanks for the report back! Ajax should always work, because if the user isnt logged in as a vendor, they shouldnt be seeing the add product pages anyway. You should be safe with that regards.

    In some WPUF installations — unrelated to WC Vendors — Sites would allow “guests” to post blog articles and such, that’s the reason for that limitation probably.

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