How to Enable Frontend Posting on WordPress website? (Step by Step Guide)

How to Enable Frontend Posting on your WordPress website? (Step by Step Guide)
How to Enable Frontend Posting on your WordPress website? (Step by Step Guide)

Frontend posting can be a useful feature if your website accepts and publishes guest posts or user submitted review. It allows your visitors to upload their content directly on your WordPress website. By doing so, you can save a lot of time that may consume while finding and copying the submitted post from your long email list. Moreover, this feature also makes your admin dashboard safe from anonymous visitors as all the posting and uploading are done directly from the frontend and you don’t have to provide the login access to your contributors.

Frontend post submission feature can be enabled on your WordPress website by using the frontend posting plugins available. These plugins contain different features to create and add a custom post submission form anywhere on your website. And by filling up the submission form your contributors can directly publish their contents on your site or save it on the draft.

Here, in this article, we will be using one of such type plugin – AccessPress Anonymous Post to provide you with a short tutorial to allow frontend posting on your WordPress website. It is a free WordPress plugin that comes with different functions to create a submission form and enable your visitors to upload their contents without logging to your dashboard. Moreover, the plugin also contains advanced features such as enabling email notification to the site admin after the post submissions, reCaptcha, and many more.

So, let’s get started with the step by step tutorial to create a post submission form and enable the frontend posting on your WordPress website:

Step 1: Installation and Activation

AccessPress Anonymous Post
AccessPress Anonymous Post

Download AccessPress Anonymous Post from WordPress.org. Then, install it on your website. If there is any problem while installing the plugin you can refer to its documentation or go through the article: How to Install New Plugin to the WordPress Site?

After the plugin is installed, activate it. Then, you will see “AccessPress Anonymous Post” on the left menu of your dashboard. Click on it.

Step 2: General Settings

You will be directed to the “General Settings” page of the plugin. It contains all the configuration options required for enabling the frontend post submission for your WordPress website. Here, you can also enable the email admin notification to notify the site administrator about post submissions. Besides, you can choose the status and assign the category and author for your submitted post.

AccessPress Anonymous Post: General Settings
AccessPress Anonymous Post: General Settings

Step 4: Form Settings

Then, move to the next tab “Form Settings”. This tab contains all the fields that you can add on your post submission form. Just tick the “Show on Form” to add the field on your form. Tick on “Required” for making any of the form field compulsory to be filled up. Also, you can set the custom post message and custom form label for each of the form fields.

AccessPress Anonymous Post: Form Settings
AccessPress Anonymous Post: Form Settings

Step 5: Captcha Settings

Then, go to the next tab “Captcha Setting” where you can set up the Captcha for your post submission form. Choose any of the 2 integrated Captcha i.e. Mathematical Captcha and Google Captcha and add your custom label and error message for the Captcha.

AccessPress Anonymous Post: Captcha Settings
AccessPress Anonymous Post: Captcha Settings

Step 6: How to Use

After that, copy the inbuilt shortcode from “How to Use” tab and paste it anywhere on your site to add the submission form to accept the frontend posting from your visitors.

AccessPress Anonymous Post: Shortcodes
AccessPress Anonymous Post: Shortcodes

You can also check out the video of how to use Anonymous Post:

For more features, you can upgrade this plugin into its premium version – AccessPress Anonymous Post Pro

Wrapping Up

This way you can enable the frontend post submission feature on your WordPress website in few minutes. So, if you want to add frontend posting on your website then, you can follow this step by step tutorial.

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