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  1. Virgilio Sanchez says:

    Hi I’m working with an app, for promote cars sales , and I need people upload their offers, they only will post a foto and description of their car. What plugin can I use for it. Thanks

  2. Babafemi says:

    Urgent sir, please help , I have a custom plugin for charity donation connected to local gateway. I will like all users to submit form without registering. i currently have these settings but its not working:
    form action='”.get_admin_url().”admin-post.php’ method=’post’
    The form above is supposed to call :
    add_menu_page( ‘Confirm’, ”,’read’, ‘iswform/webpay_confirm.php’, ”, ”, 6 );

    This is only working for loggedin users, please how can I make it work for ALL users.


  3. Marissa says:

    Great post! Just wanted to thank you for your comment
    on my recent blog post! Appreciated!

  4. Roberta says:

    I cant figure out what to change on my site, is linkbuilding really worth it?

    Added to Digg, someone will like it!

  5. Steve says:

    Hi is there any way that you can update this vid and screenshots for 2016 as the dashboard walk through and screenshots looks nothing like the video now so doesn’t help much. Thanks

  6. Mike Berra says:

    It does not appear on my blog the same as your image on top. Am I doing something wrong? Here is the link to my page

    Thanks for your help

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      It seems like your theme CSS is affecting the form. Please contact your theme developer for support.

  7. Kay says:

    Please can someone who is knowledgeable about WP, tell me how i can redirect authors to a payment page when they click publish. I am thinking if i allow all default users to register as Authors, i want them to be able to get a feel of using WP and after they have composed new post, and they are ready to publish, to redirect them to my payment page when they click “PUBLISH”.

  8. alexh says:

    Hi I am trying to build a multi-step form where the user can add as many steps as they like on the fly. Each step would have its own heading, description and set of images. Can you provide some tips on how to do this?

    Thanks in advance!

  9. Kelly says:

    Is there a way to set up the User Submitted Video uploads to work with registered users? Also, could these registered users edit the videos they’ve uploaded?

    Any help would be appreciated.


  10. Elsie says:

    Hi there
    I have been looking for a widget that allows me to create a page where my readers can submit their favourite baby photos to a guest page. I believe I have found what I am looking for!
    Could I please make one suggestion? Your information is excellent and thorough – however, I do think the video is too fast for a newbie to follow. You need to slow it down and add a little more explanation about what you are doing. I’ve had to watch it a few times to really make sure I do the right thing.
    Thank you and I’ll be back to get some more tips. This is a top site!

  11. rajat says:

    after creating a new page how i add it on my website ????

  12. chfakht says:

    so how can i let user to add their own product in my e-commerce site using this plugin

  13. Debadi Roy says:

    If some one post a duplicate content than what to do for that.
    So you just give him your Email and get a Doc. file from his/her and verify first and than submit it on your own website

  14. Gene says:

    My blog theme allows featured photos. I’m using the “User Submitted Posts” plugin but when someone uploads a photo(s) along with their post I haven’t been able to locate it (them). All that I am seeing is the pending post in my Post file. I’ve also been checking my Media files and my email but there are no photos being sent there either. Where should I be looking?

  15. Matt says:

    Hey there everybody, I’m looking for something extremely simple that i can’t find anywhere. I need to allow users to add content to pages only, not in the form of posts. I want them to be able to go to a specific page i have with content and allow them to add to the content using a form submission and let it add to the page under the current content.
    Anyone know where to find something like that?

  16. Attiq Haroon says:

    there should be a reCaptcha authentication in User submitted posts plugin. The default “Challenge Question” spam protection is simply not enough.

  17. WPBeginner Staff says:

    No you are at the right place. The only major change since this article was first published is that WordPress admin interface is changed. However, you will find most widgets, settings, and menus exactly as we have shown in the video.

  18. Emily says:

    I’ve been looking through your post, and I think that the settings have changed fairly recently, meaning that these instructions don’t help very much. Do you have a walkthrough available for this? If I’m simply looking in the wrong place, please let me know

  19. Luc says:

    hi there, trying to figure where and how to allow this in a multisite network, when i go to general on of my sites in the MU network i dont c the button ” anyone can register” where i can allow people to post in the blog !, any ideas how to do that, this site in the network is also bb press enabled btw,
    looking forward for a reply,
    kind regards

  20. guest says:

    So I’ve created the form… Once the user submits a post from the form, where do they go to view it? How do i make a list of all the different posts by people?

  21. WPBeginner Staff says:

    You will find them in your posts with the status Pending Review

  22. Paul says:

    Hi. Where do I moderate from? I can’t seem to find the area where user submitted content awaits my yay or nay. Thanks

  23. Mike Mike says:

    I would like to ask you that does it work well with hide my wp plugin? Now I upload images via user submitted plug in but I couldn’t find the images. So where could I find it? please kindly give me any solution..Thanks.. Mike Mike

  24. yash says:

    Thanks for the above information. But is there anyway which can allows users yo post an entire galley or more than 1 pictures in one step?

  25. WPBeginner Staff says:

    Yes you can do this by creating a custom user role. Checkout our guide on adding or removing capabilities to user roles in WordPress. Once you have created a user role with your desired capabilities. You can then go to Settings and under Any One Can Register field, select your custom user role as the default role.

    • ForumWebUser Sir says:


      But the problem that I see is that using a form outside the admin pages even an anonymous user will be able to use it. Are you telling me that if I dont automatically assign all user submitted posts to a specific user, the post will fail to anonymous users? Is that it?

      Because if not, I believe anonymous users will be able to post.

      And I dont want anonymous users to be able to post.

      thank you,


  26. ForumWebUser Sir says:

    I understood the two ways to empower users to post. One is to automatically give users the role to be able to do it, and then the user uses the admin page to post. The other is to enable a post page so that any user can post.
    What about a middle term? Only a register user may be able to post, but this user should have only the subscriber role and not use the admin page, so that the post should be made using a psot page created with any of the cited plugins.
    I believe that what Im trying to achieve should be more easily to accomplish, but dont have sure.
    any help on this?

    ps: another requirement: any post must be approved before be posted.

    thank you,


  27. Arosh Khan says:

    Can i change the page or can i make a new form Where to show the submitted posts instead of showing it to the default wordpress recent page?

  28. Jason says:

    Do I need a plugin if I want to add a “new post” button and an “update by email” button that will direct visitors to where they can register or log in, if they haven’t already done so?

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      You can just add a link to register/login page and use CSS to style those links as buttons.

  29. younes says:

    i created a custom theme …
    after install User Submitted Posts plugin, its rich text editor not show…
    but in other theme show

    (please look bottom of home page in my web site )

    my site address :

    pls help me

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      Younes it seems like someother plugin or some functionality in your WordPress theme is causing a conflict with user submitted posts plugin. Please test by switching to a default theme and by deactivating all plugins except user submitted posts. If it starts working correctly, then turn on your plugins one by one until you find the one that is causing the conflict. If no plugin is causing the conflict, then switch to your current theme. This way you can troubleshoot the issue. Let us know if this resolves your issue.

      • younes says:

        tanx for answer…
        I’ve disabled all plugins except user submitted post… and switch to defult theme… the plugin fully working and then swich my theme but dont work…
        i think my theme functionality is incomplate….

        can i send my theme to your email for troubleshoot that.

        please help me…

  30. Manish says:

    Is there any WP plugin which allow user to register as author and Post airtcle from frontend.What i need is no other user can see post of another expect admin and post should appear on website only after admin approve post.

  31. david says:

    Hi, I’m in the process of setting up a wordpress site for people to publish natural cures that worked for them (in the form of a post) , and make those posts accessible to others that are looking for a cure. One of the requirements is that only the author of the post (and the site admin) can edit their content, but other users of the site can view and comment on the post.
    I would like adding/editing a post to be a user friendly experience where the author just has to register/login to add/edit a post – without having to access the admin area.
    I would also like to collect the post content in a mysql table. Is this possible? Or can you suggest another way I do this?
    Thanks for your help

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      We think that the methods described above should work for you. All your posts are already stored in a MySQL table for posts in your WordPress database. You can export just a single table using phpMyAdmin and then import it in a different database or as a different table.

  32. Meret says:

    Thanks for the article. I’m working on a project and wish for people to post their experience on my blog. Therefore I do not want to invest too much money for now. Can I use Contact Form 7 instead? Or perhaps another reliable free plug-in?
    Thank you.

  33. kamal says:

    hi i m beginner of word press, i want a user to post in my site, according to i follow all steps but in between short code , that means after option for image uploads , my wordpress showing short code and template tag its final option anf after than restore and save settings option there. i need a user to post on my site..

  34. Grzegorz says:

    Why featured image doesn’t display in post? How to fix it?

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      Does your theme supports featured images? make sure you have the_post_thumbnail() template tag in your theme’s single.php or relevant template file. If this does not help, then please contact the plugin support.

  35. Grant says:

    Hi I recently got an email saying that I received a new user submitted post, I went in to my /wp-admin to check and there were no new posts in the Posts section. Does anyone know where the post might be? Thank you ver much!

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      By default the posts should appear as draft. If it does not then test your plugin settings by adding a couple of dummy posts.

  36. Luke Bamford says:

    If I have got Gravity forms do I need to do any of the settings describes on this page above the gravity form section to get the form to submit a post?

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      No you don’t need to do any steps before the Gravity forms section.

      • Luke Bamford says:

        I have got the form working thanks very much, but the post always goes to draft and I have to approve it, is there any way of changing this please so as soon as someone fills in the form the post goes live on the site?

        Thanks Luke

  37. Jonny says:

    Is there a way to set up the User Submitted Posts to work with registered users only (instead of using the default WordPress admin interface)? Also, could these registered users edit the posts they’ve uploaded?

    Any help would be appreciated.


    • WPBeginner Support says:

      It is possible though User Submitted Posts is probably not ideal for that. No users can not edit the posts they have submitted unless they have author or editor privileges on your site and can access the admin area.

      • Jonny says:

        Thanks for the reply.

        What would you recommend as an ideal solution for users to register in order to upload and edit their posts (but allowing admin to moderate these uploaded posts and whenever they edit them)? It seems like the best solution would be WP User Frontend, although I’m not sure if the admin can moderate a post if it’s been edited.

        Thanks in advance for any feedback.

  38. Zack says:

    Hy, the plug in is great but is it possible to put user content to
    a different page (not the blog one that wp is doing automatically ).

  39. Arslan says:

    Thanks for the post.

    I heard that hosting a wordpress based site makes the hosting server pretty slow. Kindly let me know if that’s true and are there any special settings to make sure that users have a smooth experience while browsing.

  40. Todd says:

    Thanks so much.

  41. Jakub says:

    you’re a genius,I so need this right now.I was desperatedly looking for this guide for about a month now.Thank you,thanks million times thanks :)

  42. Nounou says:

    thank you, a fantastic post, really was needing such an information

  43. Zimbrul says:

    Great article again from WP Beginner. I was wondering the other day how to allow people to submit articles and news to one of my sites and this article comes very handy.

  44. Niall Burke says:

    I’ve been thinking about implementing something similar to this for some time now. The User Submitted Posts features more functionality than I was aware of – very helpful overview!

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