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    User Submitted Posts

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    🏆 The #1 Plugin for User-Generated Content!

    Enable visitors to submit posts from the front end of your site.

    User Submitted Posts (USP) provides a front-end form that enables visitors to submit posts and upload images. Just add the following shortcode to any Post, Page, or Widget:


    That’s all there is to it! Your site now can accept user generated content. Everything is super easy to customize via Plugin Settings page.

    The post-submission form may include any/all of the following fields:

    • Name
    • Email
    • URL
    • Post Title
    • Post Tags
    • Post Category
    • Post Content
    • Custom Field 1
    • Custom Field 2
    • Custom Checkbox
    • Challenge Question
    • Google reCAPTCHA (v2 or v3)
    • Post Images
    • Agree to Terms

    Each of these fields may be set as required, optional, or disabled. You can set the Post Status of submitted posts as “Pending”, “Draft”, “Publish Immediately”, or publish after a specific number of approved posts.

    USP enables users to upload any number of images when submitting a post. You can customize the min/max width, height, and number of submitted images.

    USP also includes a Login/Register Form, and three shortcodes to control access and restrict content (more information below).

    🚀 User Submitted Posts is the first and best plugin for front-end content!

    ✨ Core Features

    • Includes a fast & secure post-submission form
    • Includes a simple login/register/password form
    • Display forms anywhere via shortcode or template tag
    • Includes shortcode to display a list of submitted posts
    • Includes shortcodes to control access and restrict content
    • Includes template tags to display submitted post content
    • Includes configurable Custom Field for the post-submit form
    • You choose which fields to display on the post-submit form
    • Automatically display all submitted content on the front end
    • Display post-submit & login forms via Text or HTML widgets
    • Receive email notification alerts for submitted posts
    • Image preview thumbnails for selected images
    • NEW: front-end post deletion (via email link)

    Boost your site value with user-generated content!

    ✨ Form Features

    • Google reCAPTCHA: v2 (“I am not a bot”) or v3 (hidden recaptcha)
    • Built-in client-side form validation with Parsley
    • Stops spam via input validation, captcha, and hidden field
    • Use either Challenge Question, Google reCAPTCHA, or both!
    • Option to set submitted images as WP Featured Images
    • Option to require users to be logged in to use the form
    • Option to use WP’s Rich Text Editor (RTE) for post content
    • Redirect user to any URL or current page after submission
    • Use the default HTML5 form or customize your own form
    • Use the default form styles or add your own custom CSS
    • Form fields may be set as optional or required
    • Many action & filter hooks for advanced customization

    USP is simple to use and built with clean, secure code via the WP API!

    ✨ More Features

    • Translated into 20+ languages
    • Automatically detects logged-in users
    • Regularly updated to stay current with WordPress
    • Multiple emails supported in email alerts
    • Option to set a default post category
    • Option to disable loading of form JavaScript & CSS
    • Option to specify URL for targeted resource loading
    • Option to disable tracking of IP addresses
    • Option to specify custom email alert subject
    • Option to specify custom email alert message
    • Option to submit posts as WP Posts or Pages
    • Choose which categories users are allowed to select
    • Assign submitted posts to any registered user
    • Customizable success, error, and upload messages
    • Works with or without Gutenberg Block Editor

    USP provides many options to help you create the perfect form!

    ✨ Content Restriction

    USP provides three “Access Control” shortcodes to control access and restrict content. Here are some examples to give you an idea of how it works.

    Display form and/or content only to users with a specific capability:

    [usp_access cap="read" deny="Message for users without read capability"]
        [user-submitted-posts] // Put the USP form or any other content here.

    Display form and/or any content to logged-in users:

    [usp_member deny="Message for users who are not logged in"]
        [user-submitted-posts] // Put the USP form or any other content here.

    Display form and/or any content to visitors only:

    [usp_visitor deny="Message for users who are logged in"]
        [user-submitted-posts] // Put the USP form or any other content here.

    You can add and use Access Control shortcodes on any WP Post or Page. Tip: you can find this information (and more) in the plugin settings, under “Display the Form” > “Access Control”.

    ✨ Image Uploads

    • Optionally enable visitors to upload any number of images
    • Specify minimum & maximum allowed images for each post
    • Specify minimum & maximum width & height for images
    • Automatically set submitted images as Featured Images
    • Automatically display submitted images on the front end
    • Includes template tags to display submitted images
    • Includes shortcodes to display submitted images

    ✨ Post Management

    • Custom Fields saved w/ each post: name, IP, URL, and image URLs
    • Set posts to any status: Draft, Pending, Publish, or Moderate
    • One-click filtering of submitted posts on the Admin Posts page

    Plus much more! Too many features to list them all!

    ✨ Translations

    User Submitted Posts supports translation into any language. Current translations include the following languages:

    Arabic                - usp-ar
    Bengali               - usp-bn_BD
    Chinese (Simplified)  - usp-zh_CN
    Chinese (Traditional) - usp-zh_TW
    Czech                 - usp-cs_CZ
    Dutch                 - usp-nl_NL
    French (France)       - usp-fr_FR
    German                - usp-de_DE
    Greek                 - usp-el
    Hebrew                - usp-he_IL
    Hindi                 - usp-hi_IN
    Irish                 - usp-ga
    Italian               - usp-it_IT
    Japanese              - usp-ja
    Korean                - usp-ko_KR
    Norwegian             - usp-no
    Persian               - usp-fa_IR
    Polish                - usp-pl_PL
    Portuguese (Brazil)   - usp-pt_BR
    Portuguese (Portugal) - usp-pt_PT
    Punjabi               - usp-pa_IN
    Romanian              - usp-ro_RO
    Russian               - usp-ru_RU
    Serbian               - usp-sr_RS
    Slovenian             - usp-sl_SI
    Spanish (Spain)       - usp-es_ES
    Swedish               - usp-sv_SE
    Turkish               - usp-tr_TR
    Urdu                  - usp-ur

    Note: most of the default translations are made via Google Translate. So they are automated and may be a little rough. Feel free to make your own translation as desired. Need a translation into your language? Let me know!

    ✨ Pro Version

    USP Pro now available at Plugin Planet!

    Pro version includes many, many more features and settings, with unlimited custom forms, infinite custom fields, multimedia file uploads, and much more. Check it out »

    ✨ Privacy

    User Data: This plugin enables users to submit post content. It collects data only from users who voluntarily submit content via the USP form. The only involuntary data that is collected is the IP address of the person submitting the form. The plugin provides an option to disable IP collection completely.

    Cookies: This plugin uses simple cookies to enable dynamic form functionality. No cookies are used for any other purpose.

    Services: This plugin provides an option to enable Google reCaptcha, which is provided by Google as a third-party service. For details on privacy and more, please refer to official documentation for Google reCaptcha. No other outside services or locations are accessed/used by this plugin.

    ✨ Developer

    User Submitted Posts is developed and maintained by Jeff Starr, 15-year WordPress developer and book author.

    ✨ Support Development

    I develop and maintain this free plugin with love for the WordPress community. To show support, you can make a donation or purchase one of my books:

    And/or purchase one of my premium WordPress plugins:

    Links, tweets and likes also appreciated. Thanks! 🙂

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