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[Resolved] Using Toolset Forms to edit content that was not created with a Toolset form

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Last updated by Waqar 7 months, 3 weeks ago.

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Hi there,

We have a website where posts to a custom post type were created in wp-admin.

We would now like new posts to that custom post type to be allowed from the front end, using a Toolset form, and then edited from the front end, using a Toolset content edit form.

All of this has been set up, and is working correctly.

HOWEVER, my issue:

We would like to assign some pre-existing posts in this post type to other users, so that they can edit them from the front end using the Toolset edit form. Is this possible, please?

Many thanks,



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Hi Andrew,

Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

The Toolset post editing form can be used to edit all posts from a post type, regardless of whether they were added through Toolset form or not.

As for changing the post author of a post, when a form is submitted, you'll need a custom function attached to "cred_save_data" hook.
( ref: )

This reply includes a good example of a snippet that changes the post author to the user who submits the form:

I hope this helps and please let me know if you need any further assistance around this.