If you’re blog has multiple contributors you may not want all of them to have access to your WordPress back-end. This can be good both for security and simplicity. By using the plugin WP User Frontend you can have subscribers/contributors create posts and manage their profiles directly from the front-end. Furthermore, each user can have their own dashboard from which they can edit, delete, and submit their posts. The plugin also comes with some cool extra features “pay-per-post” or “subscription on post” that let you setup payment and subscription plans for posting on your WordPress site.
First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP User Frontend plugin. Upon activation you will notice that a new WP User Frontend tab has been added to your WordPress menu. If you click on this button you will see the numerous options you can use to control front-end publishing. Before moving on make sure that your WordPress permalink structure is set to at least include post names.
In order to complete the setup, however, you need to add some pages to your blog:
1. Create a page and title it “New Post”. Insert the following shortcode: [wpuf_addpost].
2. Create a page and title it “Edit”. Insert the following shortcode: [wpuf_edit]
3. Create a page and title it “Profile”. Insert the following shortcode: [wpuf_editprofile]
4. Create a page and title it “Dashboard”. Insert the following shortcode: [wpuf_dashboard]
After doing this your blog’s authors will be able to access their front-end dashboards from your homepage and begin adding/editing/deleting their posts.
In order to take full advantage of the subscription features offered in the plugin you can add the following shortcodes into your pages: [wpuf_sub_info] and [wpuf_sub_pack]. If you want to include the paypal payment option just create another page and configure its setting through the plugin options panel: WP User Frontend » Payment Options.
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