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[Resolved] PWA and Toolset

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Last updated by umbertoZ 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

Assigned support staff: Christian Cox.

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#2125575

Hi, I've installed a PWA plugin (hidden link), it offers the option to navigate my website offline, but it seems it doesn't work fine with Toolset forms and content creation.

I'm looking for a solution to offer to my users the capability to create a post with images offline and then update the live website when the user is online again.

How can I do it? Do you have any suggestions?

Cheers

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Christian Cox
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I'm looking for a solution to offer to my users the capability to create a post with images offline and then update the live website when the user is online again.
Hmm, I don't think it's going to be possible, and certainly it is not a simple thing to implement. Forms is not designed to work without a live server, so there are no APIs available for creating posts without the standard browser submission process. That process must be initiated in the browser, and requires a live server. There are no alternative submission processes available, like the possibility to programmatically submit a Form using some API. I don't think this PWA plugin provides the capability to use wp-admin without a live server. It seems to be limited to the front-end site only, correct? So I don't think it provides a framework for generating posts offline. You would need some type of queue that holds the submissions in the device memory, then a REST API integration that can be used once online to process that queue and generate posts without the live browser submission process. Even if that queue were available, Forms is not REST API integrated so it would not support such a workflow for post generation outside of the typical live site browser workflow. Forms will not function without a live server, and also does not provide APIs for submitting form content programmatically outside of the live browser submission process. So I don't think you will be able to integrate content submission into an offline site using Forms. It would require a major overhaul of the Forms application to accept submissions from a REST-type API instead of a live browser submission.

#2128543

Thank you for your help. I will investigate how to integrate some PWA plugin.

cheers