Frontend Admin by DynamiApps


Add and edit posts, pages, users, terms, ACF fields and more all from the frontend.

(Previously called ACF Frontend)

This awesome plugin allows you to easily display frontend admin forms on your site so your clients can easily edit content by themselves from the frontend. You can create awesome forms with our form builder to allow users to save custom meta data to pages, posts, users, and more. Then use our Gutenberg block or shortcode to easily display these forms for your users.

So, what can this plugin do for you?

FREE Features

  1. No Coding Required
    Give the end user the best content managment experience without having to know code. It’s all ready to go right here.

  2. Display Post Data
    Use [frontend_admin field=field_key] to display any field value effortlessly

  3. Edit Posts
    Let your users edit posts from the frontend of their site without having to access the WordPress dashboard.

  4. Add Posts
    Let your users publish new posts from the frontend using the “new post” form

  5. Delete Posts
    Let your users delete or trash posts from the frontend using the “trash button” form

  6. Edit User Profile
    Allow users to edit their user data easily from the frontend.

  7. User Registration Form
    Allow new users to register to your site with a built in user registration form! You can even hide the WordPress dashboard from these new users.

  8. Hide Admin Area
    Pick and chose which users have acess to the WordPress admin area.

  9. Configure Permissions
    Choose who sees your form based on user role or by specific users.

  10. Modal Popup
    Display the form in a modal window that opens when clicking a button so that it won’t take up any space on your pages.

PRO Features

  1. Edit Global Options
    If you have global data – like header and footer data – you can create an options page using ACF and let your users edit from the frontend.

  2. Limit Submits
    Prevent all or specific users from submitting the form more than a number of times.

  3. Send Emails
    Set emails to be sent and map the ACF form data to display in the email fields such as the email address, the from address, subject, and message.

  4. Style Tab
    Use Elementor to style the form and as well the buttons.

  5. Multi Step Forms
    Make your forms more engaging by adding multiple steps.

  6. Stripe and Paypal
    Accept payments through Stripe or Paypal upon form submission.

  7. Woocommerce Intergration
    Easily add Woocomerce products from the frontend.

Purchase your copy here at the official website: Frontend Admin website

Useful Links

Appreciate what we’re doing? Want to stay updated with new features? Give us a like and follow us on our facebook page:
Frontend Admin Facebook page

The Pro version has even more cool features. Check it out at the official website:
DynamiApps website

Check out our other plugin, which let’s you dynamically query your posts more easily:
Advanced Post Queries for Elementor

Advanced Custom Fields Pro


Installating Frontend Admin

How to create a form for frontend data submission


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Frontend Admin Form Display a frontend admin form so that your users can update content from the frontend.
  • Frontend Admin Submissions Display frontend submissions so that site admins can update content from the frontend.


  1. Make sure both Advanced Custom Fields is installed and activated.
  2. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/acf-frontend-form-elements directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  4. Create a form under Frontend Admin > forms.
  5. Choose the desired form type.
  6. Configure the fields permisions, display, and other settings as you please.
  7. Copy and paste the shortcode on any page. You can also use our Gutenberg block.
  8. You should now see a form on the frontend for editing a post, adding a post, editing or adding a user, and more.


Can I send emails through this form?

You can use a “action hook” to send emails when this form is registered: frontend_admin/save_post

If you purchase our pro version, you will be able to configure this from the form settings without any code. You will be able to send any number of emails upon form submission.

Can I let users set post categories through this form?

Yes. Simply add a taxonomy field and set the taxonomy type to Category


May 19, 2023 1 reply
I've used this plugin on several client websites and it works great!
March 31, 2023 2 replies
The Plugin is great and make his job, i miss only more styling options and translation strings. But i am sure the Developer is working on!
March 7, 2023 1 reply
I gave this plugin a shot in addition to my other forms plugin because Frontend Admin had a functionality the other plugin didn't have.I ended up replacing most of my other forms to Frontend Admin forms. It has so many useful features that made my life easier and is super simple to use, even with just the free version. I highly recommend this addon for all your frontend form needs!
March 4, 2023 1 reply
Overall I am quite happy with the plugin - it is doing what I need it to do.
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Contributors & Developers

“Frontend Admin by DynamiApps” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Frontend Admin by DynamiApps” has been translated into 6 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

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3.18.2 – 20-08-2023

  • Fixed uploaded images not showing

3.18.0 – 17-08-2023

  • Fixed bug with frontend block editor
  • Fixed issue with invisble image uploads when admin approval is required
  • Fixed issue with “Add and Edit Posts” in relationship field

3.17.2 – 11-07-2023

  • Fixed delete buttons not redirecting properly
  • Fixed Elementor widget “ACF Fields” showing red button

3.17.1 – 30-06-2023

  • Fixed assets url error

3.17.0 – 29-06-2023

  • Added PDF generator for submissions
  • Fixed signature not showing

3.16.11 – 08-06-2023

  • Added pdf logic to core plugin

3.16.10 – 02-06-2023

  • Fixed payments not submitting form when “submit form” checked

3.16.9 – 12-05-2023

  • Fixed issue with payments plugin

3.16.7 – 05-05-2023

  • Fixed file name error

3.16.6 – 03-05-2023

  • Fixed non sanitized data
  • Fixed attributes field
  • Fixed variations field not showing

3.16.5 – 28-04-2023

  • Fixed Signature field error
  • Fixed issue with ACF fields select in Elemntor widgets

3.16.3 – 24-04-2023

  • Fixed inability to edit fields when using ACF free version

3.16.2 – 23-04-2023

  • Fixed multi steps not showing
  • Fixed ACF fields not updating and rendering values in Elementor Widgets
  • Fixed Delete Buttons

3.16.1 – 10-04-2023

  • Added compatibility for ACF version 6.1
  • Fixed errors with fields generated by Elementor widget

3.15.3 – 28-02-2023

  • Fixed license key error
  • Added missing block editor field build

3.15.2 – 27-02-2023

  • Added block editor field type
  • Added block editor appearance type in Post Content and Product Description field types
  • Fixed parse tags issue in Elementor widgets

3.15.1 – 27-02-2023

  • Fixed File field not showing non-image files
  • Fixed form submissions not showing forms created with Elementor
  • Fixed file based fields not working in repeater
  • Fixed form settings stripping out <[ and ]>
  • Fixed pdf and zip uploads
  • Fixed custom directories not working if nested
  • Added feature that saves files in fea-submissions folder until form is submitted
  • Added feature that hides attachments until form is submitted

3.14.0 – 09-02-2023

  • Added option to save images in custom directories
  • Added option to secure custom directories

3.13.13 – 03-02-2023

  • Fixed conflict when using multiple “ACF Fields” in forms
  • Added field group shortcode: [frontend_admin group=63c4475ttytr edit=false]

3.13.12 – 02-02-2023

  • Fixed date picker not showing previous dates

3.13.11 – 31-01-2023

  • Fixed issue in Woo price field
  • Fixed Elementor deprecated functions
  • Fixed issue with Frontend settings form

3.13.10 – 30-01-2023

  • Fixed Wysiwyg bug in modal window
  • Fixed relationship field add/edit nested forms
  • Fixed escaped strings in step tabs
  • Fixed bug in import tool

3.13.9 – 25-01-2023

  • Added filter for form settings tabs
  • Fixed submission data unslashed

3.13.8 – 23-01-2023

  • Fixed submission view page
  • Fixed unslashed form data
  • Fixed list items missing label options

3.13.7 – 22-01-2023

  • Fixed broken layouts in Elementor widgets
  • Fixed missing dynamic data dropdown
  • Fixed missing Display Mode setting in edit field UI
  • Updated Freemius SDK in Freemius version of Frontend Admin to 2.5.3

3.13.6 – 17-01-2023

  • Fixed email validation issue
  • Fixed file field not uploading with basic upload
  • Fixed tabs to steps feature
  • Added better genrated usernames when no username field is in the form
  • Added setting to allow users to edit their username

3.13.7 – 16-01-2023

  • Fixed Product to Edit field
  • Fixed missing license tab in pro
  • Fixed user fields not loading values
  • Fixed missing step tabs

3.13.3 – 15-01-2023

  • Added frontend_admin/form/after_submit hook
  • Fixed simple Date field and simple Time field displays
  • Fixed form showing in modal even in backend submission page
  • Fixed error when submitting forms with no uploads

3.13.2 – 12-01-2023

  • Fixed error with current_screen function
  • Fixed js error when adding fields to forms
  • Fixed no permission to access submissions

3.13.1 – 11-01-2023

  • Adjusted the forms UI to match the new ACF field groups UI
  • Fixed nonce errors
  • Fixed Elementor widgets
  • Fixed clash with WP media library in block editor
  • Fixed forms and submissions blocks not loading form list

3.12.3 – 29-12-2022

  • Fixed errors
  • Added new php hooks

3.12.2 – 29-12-2022

  • Fixed missing plugin page

3.11.4 – 22-12-2022

  • Fixed error in edit button widget

3.11.3 – 20-12-2022

  • Added action hook after field render
  • Added actions error logging
  • Moved modal window to body

3.11.2 – 16-12-2022

  • Fixed Featured Image field appearing as File field
  • Added option to view submissions with url query ?submissions=1 ?submission={submission_id}
  • Fixed error with ACF location rules

3.11.1 – 14-12-2022

  • Added signature field
  • Added js-free time input field
  • Added js-free date input field
  • Added js-free datetime input field
  • Added “add post” option to post object field
  • Fixed submissions shortcode copy button
  • Restyled Submissions list
  • Added resize function to file uploads that automatically resizes large images
  • Added validations and escapes

3.10.3 – 05-12-2022

  • Fixed issue with new post action

3.10.2 – 04-12-2022

  • Fixed issue with Webhooks action
  • Fixed all_fields shortcode in emails
  • Fixed form using basic uploader on submissions page
  • Fixed missing New Post Form and Edit Post Form widgets in Elementor legacy version
  • Fixed conflict when free version and pro version are both activated
  • Added post argument to form shortcode

3.10.0 – 28-11-2022

  • Created Freemius-free pro version. If you want to switch, reach out to support

3.9.23 – 24-11-2022

  • Fixed add item button error

3.9.22 – 23-11-2022

  • Fixed form builder tabs not working

3.9.21 – 22-11-2022

  • Fixed field type settings not loading
  • Added option to display repeater shortcodes in rows
  • Added no value option for shortcode
  • Fixed Wysiwyg field display issues

3.9.20 – 20-11-2022

  • Fixed display of “ACF Fields” type in shortcodes
  • Added wrapper attributes to shortcode display

3.9.19 – 19-11-2022

  • Added option to show message when shortcode returns no value.
  • Fixed acf fields not saving when admin approval is Required
  • Made inline edit open fields in modal popup for faster initial loading of page
  • Fixed edit=false not working in new shortcode

3.9.16 – 14-11-2022

  • Fixed issue with image based fields using basic uploader

3.9.14 – 13-11-2022

  • Fixed nonce error when updating image through editable field shortcode
  • Fixed duplicate image in gallery field when using basic upload
  • Fixed field shortcode showing data twice

3.9.12 – 10-11-2022

  • Fixed “add step” and “acf fields” buttons not working
  • Added shortcodes to display any field with option to edit on the fly

3.9.11 – 06-11-2022

  • Fixed relationship field Add and Edit Posts not working
  • Added option to limit editing to post author in relationship field
  • Fixed email dynamic options not disappering when clicking outsude of setting

3.9.10 – 01-11-2022

  • Fixed Verify Emails in Submission Requirements
  • Removed “Frontend Admin” from toolbar

3.9.9 – 27-10-2022

  • Fixed ACF fields not showing in submissions

3.9.8 – 25-10-2022

  • Fixed Product Attributes fields
  • Fixed Product Images field
  • Fixed wp_kses() missing parameter

3.9.7 – 23-10-2022

  • Removed Oxygen Element due to conflicts with latest Oxygen updates and lack of dev documentation. Add forms using shortcodes
  • Updated code to meet WordPress PHP standards

3.9.6 – 19-10-2022

  • Added default value to featured image field
  • Fixed modal window conflict with YITH
  • Fixed nested forms in relationship field

3.9.5 – 03-10-2022

  • Fixed featured image not opening media library
  • Added List Items
  • Added support for basic input inside List Item fields

3.9.4 – 02-10-2022

  • Fixed custom fields not saving to post

3.9.3 – 30-09-2022

  • Fixed file uploads not saving sizes
  • Reduced submissions table “fields” column data intake
  • Added options to save progress button
  • Save progress now button saves current step

3.9.2 – 28-09-2022

  • Fixed multi step forms showing all steps
  • Fixed basic upload file limits

3.9.1 – 25-09-2022

  • Fixed file fields not loading values in submissions when using basic upload

3.9.1 – 23-09-2022

  • Added support for ACF 6
  • Updated Gutenberg blocks to use block.json, useSelect, and useDispatch
  • Added ACF Fields button to form
  • Added validation for uploads when using basic upload
  • Added Save Progress button field

3.9.1 – 13-09-2022

  • Fixed “Add Step” button not working
  • Fixed delete button redirect
  • Fixed redirect url properties repeating
  • Fixed recaptcha field not working in free version
  • Added option to disable default submit button in forms

3.8.3 – 08-09-2022

  • Added option to make tab fields appear as steps on frontend
  • Added legacy elementor setting under plugin settings
  • Added Custom Choices field type
  • Fixed “No page reload” not reloading form
  • Fixed success message always showing at top of current page instead of above the form
  • Fixed recapthca validation API request

3.8.2 – 30-08-2022

  • Added fields exclude feature to ACF Fields field type
  • Removed Freemius dependancy from free version
  • Removed Freemius from Payments addon

3.7.17 – 28-08-2022

  • Added option to remove admin bar node
  • Fixed relationship field rtl css issue
  • Fixed undefined ‘fea’ js error

3.7.16 – 17-08-2022

  • Fixed forms saving submissions even if set not to
  • Fixed conflict with One Click Modal

3.7.14 – 08-08-2022

  • Fixed recaptcha not working with instances on one page

3.7.13 – 04-08-2022

  • Changed email headers to array
  • Added Mailchimp email, first name, and last name fields for use without user form
  • Allowed custom fields to save to submission only

3.7.12 – 02-08-2022

  • Fixed mailchimp ‘merge_fields’ error
  • Fixed shortcodes conflict with objects
  • Fixed bcc emails sending as seperate emails

3.7.11 – 27-07-2022

  • Placed “form type” select directly in form builder page

3.7.10 – 20-07-2022

  • Fixed Woo attributes not saving properly
  • Optimized Mailchimp action
  • Changed functions prefix from “acf_frontend” to “feadmin”
  • Fixed Elementor submit button alignment

3.7.9 – 14-07-2022

  • Fixed delete button not redirecting properly
  • Fixed success message not showing at top of page

3.7.8 – 06-07-2022

  • Added Mailchimp Status field to allow user to choose whether or not to sign up to mailing list
  • Fixed post to edit not showing “new post” option if no posts are found in the query
  • Fixed neccesary scripts not enqueued if admin is not logged in
  • Removed deprecated “documents” folder

3.7.7 – 30-06-2022

  • Fixed admin css not loading in min file
  • Fixed Save Custom Fields to option not saving to correctly in legacy Elemntor widgets

3.7.6 – 28-06-2022

  • Fixed plugin icon svg issue
  • Fixed modal button calling create form modal

3.7.5 – 27-06-2022

  • Fixed dynamic value shortcodes
  • Fixed delete button redirect broken

3.7.4 – 26-06-2022

  • Added solution for cache plugin breaking acf js object
  • Changed plugin name from ACF Frontend to Frontend Admin
  • Added presets to form builder:
    Delete Post Button
    Post Status Button
    Delete Product Button
    Product Status Button
  • Added Favicon field

3.7.0 – 15-06-2022

  • Added option to choose Frontend Form in Elementor widgets
  • Lite deprecated all Elementor widgets for new users except for Frontend Form (if you are already using these widgets, they will continue to function)
  • Added assets for form builder

3.6.6 – 15-06-2022

  • Fixed issue with multi step product forms
  • Tweeked multi step forms to allow fields before steps that will show always
  • Fixed step tabs to only show when fields show
  • Fixed issue with multiple “ACF Fields” instances in one form

3.6.4 – 10-06-2022

  • Moved form builder section tabs to the side of form settings
  • Added User Website field type

3.6.3 – 09-06-2022

  • Added Frontend Submissions Gutenberg block
  • Fixed Gutenberg block not loading form options
  • Fixed dynamic options in url query option not being generated properly
  • Added “Save Form Submissions” on form level

3.6.1 – 07-06-2022

  • Added Mailchimp integration
  • Deprecated URL parameters setting in actions tab. Parameters can be placed directly in the url
  • Fixed taxonomy field to show “add new” button under field instead of transparent icon

3.5.9 – 01-06-2022

  • Fixed ACF Fields in multi step showing

3.5.8 – 31-05-2022

  • Fixed post author permissions error in modal window
  • Fixed post_to_edit current user filter not working
  • Fixed ACF Fields always showing full width

3.5.7 – 30-05-2022

  • Added “Post to Edit” field type to allow users to easily choose which post to edit with a dropdown
  • Added “Product to Edit” field type to allow users to easily choose which product to edit with a dropdown
  • Added option to change the “frontend-dashboard” slug
  • Fixed url query post not loading field values

3.5.6 – 26-05-2022

  • Fixed User email field not updating when edited
  • Fixed username editing logs user out

3.5.5 – 25-05-2022

  • Fixed submissions shortcode not showing new submissions

3.5.4 – 25-05-2022

  • Fixed edit form links not showing in admin bar in certain themes
  • Fixed shortcodes using form keys not working
  • Added preview button to form edit page

3.5.3 – 24-05-2022

  • Added Frontend Admin edit posts to admin toolbar
  • Added public preview for forms removing the need to create a dedicated page
  • Fixed Elementor modal window styles not working due to recent change to the css classes
  • Added link to form in submissions table
  • Fixed user field values not being loaded when using url query

3.5.2 – 18-05-2022

  • Fixed hidden modal button
  • Fixed default value not including shortcodes on submit
  • Added Frontend Admin quick access to admin toolbar

3.5.1 – 16-05-2022

  • Fixed ACF Fields not saving in admin form builder
  • Fixed “confirm password” field not hiding initially in multi step form

3.5.0 – 15-05-2022

  • Added submissions shortcode to forms: [frontend_admin submissions=”{form id}”]
  • Removed bulk add fields option in form builder