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CM User Submitted Posts Plugin for WordPress

User Submitted Posts Plugin for WordPress

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Let logged in users submit posts, review drafts and upload images via a customizable form. Update and moderate their content and provide writing tips.

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This WordPress Frontend posting plugin supports unlimited custom forms for post submissions.

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User Submitted Posts WordPress Plugin Description

Let your logged in users submit posts and upload images without accessing your admin dashboard and WordPress site backend.

Use the User Submitted Posts and create the ultimate content collaboration experience.


Submission Form Options

The WP user frontend post submission includes tags, categories, post titles, and more.

This WordPress frontend posting plugin has a WordPress frontend editor that can be configured to support any custom post on your site and supports fully user generated content.

Set submitted posts as drafts and moderate them before they are published or publish immediately.

Users can also manage all their submitted posts and edit them from a user dashboard.

Front-end post submission form
Front-end post submission form

User Submitted Posts Drafts

Choosing the Status for Submitted Posts
Choosing the Status for Submitted Posts
The WordPress frontend posting plugin supports saving content in a draft version.

This allows users submitting content to save their work before finally submitting it and to avoid content lost.

You can also choose any other status from the long list of possible statuses.


User Submitted Posts Content Templates

The plugins allow admins to prepare in advance suggested content template.

Display hints to the frontend user content or structured content when the form initially loads. This is a great option to enforce suggested guidelines or present writing tips.

Template for a Submission Form
Template for a Submission Form

User Submitted Posts Notifications

Setting screen showing notifications options
Setting screen showing notifications options
This WordPress posting plugin includes a notification system for sending messages to both admin and user who submitted the post.

The admin receives a notification as soon as a new text has been posted and is waiting for moderation.

Users receive notification once the submitted post was moderated and approved.

All email messages are fully customizable so you can tailor them to your site's style and language.


Advanced Custom Fields Integration

The plugin supports integration with the plugin Advanced Custom Fields (ACF).

It allows you to add custom fields into the post submission form.

Learn more: How To Add Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) Into the Submission Form

Custom fields in the submission form
Custom fields in the submission form

Payment Integration

Redirecting to the Checkout Page
Redirecting to the Checkout Page
Monetize your site and charge users for submitting content by using the User Submitted Posts Payment Support add-on.

Learn more: How to Let Your Users Submit Posts Without Accessing the Site Backend and Charge the Money for Posting


Using the User Submitted Posts Plugin for WordPress

  • Frontend Post Submission – This Frontend uploader plugin allows users to submit and create new posts without having to access to the admin dashboard
  • Customize Form – Creates customized submission forms to support custom post types
  • Shortcode Support – This frontend publishing plugin allows users post from any post or page on the site
  • Draft Support – Let users save draft while typing
  • Content Templates – Create template for content and guide your collaborators
  • MicroPayments – With MicroPayments and Pay Per Post integration, the author can also set the amount of points for reading the post


User Submitted Plugin Use Case Examples

  • Secure Backend – Keep your Back-End safe by providing only Front-End access.
  • Paid Posts – Integrate with MicroPayments to charge users virtual points for posting their articles or blogs about beauty, sports, food recipes etc on your website.


User Submitted Plugin Related Use Cases


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Frontend Post Submission Plugin Features

Check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Compatible with WordPress 5 – Seamlessly work with either the classic editor or Gutenberg.
Upload Images – You can upload post featured image to the post content area from the frontend submission form.
Categories and Tags – The form submission can include tags and categories.
Excerpt – Let users define an excerpt for each post.
Moderation Support – Admin can moderate posts before they are published.
Notification Support – Admin receives a notification when a post is sent for moderation. The user receives a notification when it is approved.
User Dashboard Support – Using a Shortcode, the user can see, manage and delete all his/her posts form the user frontend dashboard.
Custom Post Types support – Supports both regular post and also custom post types submissions.
User-Friendly Frontend Interface – User-friendly Frontend Interface allows users to post from frontend.
Submit and Update – This frontend customizer plugin lets WP users edit fields, submit and update the frontend posts.

Support Saving Draft – User can save a draft of the post before submitting.
Support Content Templates – Admin can create a template for the expected content so users will be able to view it.
Shortcode Support – Admin can add a shortcode with the submission form on any page or post.
Payment Support – Charge users for submitting content by using the User Submitted Posts Payment Support add-on.
Integration with ACF – Add advanced custom fields into the submission form using third-party ACF plugins.
PeepSo Integration – Allow users to post blogs directly from their PeepSo profiles.
Integration with MicroPayments – Added support for the author submitting the post to set amount of points for access post. This requires to install the MicroPayment platform plugin.
Charge Points for Post Submission – You can charge users for the post submission. Users can pay with the virtual money from their wallets. This requires to install the MicroPayment platform plugin.
Edit Posts – Admin can allow user to edit the posts he has submitted from his user submitted post dashboard. Admin can receive a notification each time a post has been updated.

User Submitted Posts Addons and Modules

The following list is additional modules and addons which can be installed together with the User Submitted Posts plugin and provide additional functionality

User Submitted Posts Payment Support
User Submitted Posts Payments
Charge users a set amount for publishing content on your website. Supports PayPal, Stripe and 30+ other payment gateways via WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.
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CM MicroPayment
Micropayments Virtual Wallet
Add your own “virtual currency“ and allow in-site transactions without having to process each payment externally. Can integrate with many other WordPress plugins, including WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, CM Answers, CM Download Manager and more.
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User Submitted Posts Plugin Frequently Asked Questions

Please check the user guide to learn more about this plugin.

Can the plugin send emails automatically when new posts have been submitted by users?

Yes! There is a notification feature built into the Plugin that will inform the admin of new posts that have been submitted. The email can also include a link to bring the admin straight to the post to begin reviewing.

To learn more about Notifications with this Plugin check out this Help article

Can notification emails that are sent be customized?

Yes, the notification emails that are sent are fully customizable. They can include HTML and can contain shortcodes to make their content dynamically.

To learn more about Admin and User notifications see this Help article.

Can users view all their submitted posts?

Yes, Admin can add a User Dashboard to the site through which Users can view a list of the posts which they have submitted. It’s also possible to enable users to Edit their posts, in which case users can not only see a list of posts, but can view each again and make changes after initially submitting them.

To learn more about the Admin Dashboard see this Help article and to learn about enabling user Edits through the Dashboard click here.

Does this plugin allow WordPress guest post submission?

No, it does not allow visitors/guests posts on your site frontend.

Can user add images to their posts?

Yes. Admin have a few different options for allowing image uploads. They can allow just featured images, they can allow the text editor through which images can be included using the img element, and they can include the Add media button for users who are not comfortable with HTML. There is also an option to allow users to drag and drop images into the Post.

To learn more about adding images to Post content using the front-end form see this Help article.

Can user choose post category?

Yes, User can also select the post category once uploading their post.

Can admin add custom fields to the frontend submission form for the WP User?

Yes, the plugin supports adding custom fields from third-party plugins for controlling ACF.

To learn more about it see this Help article.

Can users also submit custom posts using this plugin?

Yes, The plugin also supports the submitting of custom posts by Users.

Can this plugin work with PeepSo?

Yes, PeepSo has integrated the user Submitted Post plugin with PeepSo’s Blog Posts plugin. Users can write posts right in their profiles and submit the posts. Once they are accepted by an admin, they get published.

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Customer Reviews for the User Submitted Posts Plugin

Grace Nasralla, founder of Ontario Small Business Network

User-friendly Plugin
I tried a few WordPress plugin options before I decided for the right solution to implement my requirement. And I chose User Submitted Posts because it was user-friendly and easy to work with.


Jordana Blackman, creator of Chicks Who Ride Bikes

Makes it simple
User submitted posts are critical to building our online social network as all of our members are able to publish their own blogs and content which is pushed out to our community. The plugin makes it simple for our community members to do that.


  • Safe

    I really needed a solution to let users add content while keeping them away from the admin dashboard. It's just safer because they could change configurations that are not relevant

    Todd P
  • User-friendly Plugin

    I tried a few WordPress plugin options before I decided for the right solution to implement my requirement. And I chose User Submitted Posts because it was user-friendly and easy to work with

    Grace Nasralla
  • Makes it simple

    User submitted posts are critical to building our online social network as all of our members are able to publish their own blogs and content which is pushed out to our community. The plugin makes it simple for our community members to do that

    Anonymous
  • Phenomenal for my traffic

    This plugin was exactly as advertised! It's really nice letting users have access to the website without having to deal with the admin panel. This plugin has really streamlined my website and made it much more user-friendly. Now there is no confusion about what can be accessed and I don't have to worry about my data been seen or used by users. In addition, my users seem to be much more willing to contribute content and be more engaged which is been phenomenal for my traffic.

    Ginny
  • Keeps users happy

    It's such a blessing to keep users from the Admin panel. They used to get confused with the technical words and colorless panels. Now they are much more engaged ;)

    Paul Design
  • Good plugin

    I feel safer now that my 40+ contributors don't need to enter my admin area, which has sensitive data, to post. Spot on

    Barry Oregon
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