I’m converting a php script to function as a WP plugin. One of the things I need to accomplish is to have front facing forms to collect information. I’ve found how to create new pages when a plugin is activated and how to add blocks. I also know how to create custom post types.
I need to combine elements of the two operations so that I can create say category pages (a) teachers, (b) students, (c) events, (d) xyz. Why do I need custom types? If I create the pages and make them available on the front to collect new teacher, student records etc on the front, that’d be fine. However, (1) I need to be able to “create new teacher” etc on the back-end as well and (2) I need to have organized searchable archives.
This gives me my single page:
$page = array( 'post_title' => __( 'New Page' ), 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_content' => '[content-shortcode]', 'post_author' => $current_user->ID, 'post_type' => 'page', 'comment_status' => 'closed', 'ping_status' => 'closed' , ); wp_insert_post( $page );
Does the same snippet offer the creation of a post_type’ => ‘post’ and to also add post_content? I’m not quite clear from what I’ve read.