WordPress – How to upload a file to wordpress using a custom upload form


I don't want to use WordPress' built in media uploader.

I have a form (on the frontend) of my site, and I need to allow anyone to upload an image to my uploads folder in wp-content. I've found many tutorials, but they all tell me how to do it with the wordpress uploader. I need to be able to validate what users are uploading.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!


Best Solution

Does this help?

WPTuts: Allow users to submit images to your site


require_once(ABSPATH . "wp-admin" . '/includes/image.php');
require_once(ABSPATH . "wp-admin" . '/includes/file.php');
require_once(ABSPATH . "wp-admin" . '/includes/media.php');

$attachment_id = media_handle_upload('file-upload', $post->ID);


<input type="file" name="file-upload" id="file-upload" />
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