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User Submitted Posts Plugin for WordPress

User submitted posts plugin adds a basic form via shortcode that enables your logged in users to submit posts and upload images.

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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

The User Submitted Posts plugin adds a basic form via shortcode that enables your logged-in users to submit posts and upload images without accessing your admin dashboard and WordPress site backend.

Submission Form Options

The user frontend post submission optionally include tags, categories, post titles, and more.

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

You can set submitted posts as drafts and moderate them before they are published or publish immediately once they are submitted. User can also manage all their submitted posts and edit them from a user dashboard.

Setting screen showing frontend post submission options
Setting screen showing frontend post submission options

User Submitted Posts Drafts

The WordPress frontend posting plugin support saving content in a draft version. This will allow users submitting content to save their work before finally submitting it and to avoid content lost

User Submitted Posts Content Templates

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

This will display to the frontend user content hints or structured content when the form initially loads. This is a great option to support suggested guidelines or tips for writing the content.

User Submitted Posts Notifications

Notifications Settings

This WordPress posting plugin includes a notification system for sending messages to admin and the user who submitted the post.

Admin receive a notification once a new form has been posted and is waiting for moderation. User receive notification once the submitted post was moderated and approved.

Setting screen showing notifications options
Setting screen showing notifications options

Using the User Submitted Posts Plugin for WordPress

  • Frontend Post Submission – Allow users to submit new posts without having to access to the admin dashboard
  • Customize Form – Creates customized submission forms to support custom post types
  • Shortcode Support – Let users post from any post or page on the site
  • Draft Support – Let users save draft while typing
  • Content Templates – Let admin create template for content

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

User Submitted Posts Features

  • Support uploading images – You can upload images to the post from the frontend submission form
  • Support adding categories and tags – Form submission can include tags and categories
  • 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
  • Custom Post Types support – Support both regular post and also custom post types submissions.
  • 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

User Submitted Posts Image Gallery

Back-end Gallery

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.

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 users also submit custom posts using this plugin?

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

Can this plugin works 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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Version 2.0.3 3rd July 2018

    Fixed allow the comments issue while creating a post.

Version 2.0.2 7th Mar 2018

  • Fixed some translation issues.
  • Added missing words to the translation template (pot file).
  • Generated new translation template (pot file).

Version 2.0.1 26th Jan 2018

Version 2.0.0 20th Nov 2017

  • Added shortcode to display a table of the posts created by a current user. Made possible to edit and delete a post created in the past by a user.
  • Added option to choose the post editor page where the editor shortcode in located.
  • Added option to allow moderator to approve the users’ post deletion.
  • Added option to enter the moderators’ email addresses.
  • Sending an email notification to moderator to approve or delete a user’s new post.
  • Sending an email notification to a post author when moderator published or trashed the user’s post.
  • Sending an email notification to the moderator when a user wants to delete their post. A moderator has to approve deletion.
  • Updated licensing library.

Version 1.1.1 21st Sep 2017

  • Fixed some problems with translation.

Version 1.1.0 18th Aug 2017

  • Supporting a custom upload method instead of accessing the WP Media Library.
  • Fixed issue with featured image not showing after saving the draft.

Version 1.0.10 22nd June 2017

  • Fixed issue with the draft post status.

Version 1.0.9 18th June 2017

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.8 30th September 2016

  • Fixed issue with upload media feature.

Version 1.0.7 27th September 2016

  • Fixed the “Invalid post ID” issue occurred when the draft post has been deleted by the admin.

Version 1.0.6 27th July 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.5 24th May 2016

  • Updated licensing dashboard.

Version 1.0.4 13th May 2016

  • Fixed saving draft.

Version 1.0.3 28th April 2016

  • Added default post template setting.
  • Added “Save Draft” feature.

Version 1.0.2 20th March 2016

  • Updated licensing API support.

Version 1.0.1 10th Jan 2016

  • License system upgrades
  • Compatibility with WP 4.4

Version 1.0.0 24th Oct 2015

  • First Release