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    1. For security purposes we don’t current we allow HTML in the fields (it will automatically be stripped).

      In the future we’ll be working on a full WYSIWYG field though what will accept certain HTML tags and can be used to allow “styled” posts via the Post Submissions addon 🙂

  1. When you post how do you make sure that all the content a user has filled out displays in the post once submitted?

    1. Great question, Cayes! Once you’ve set up your form fields, you can navigate to Settings » Post Submissions to map each field to a corresponding part of your post. You can see it in the screenshot here:
      mapping post submission fields

      This way, you can make sure all the submitted information is displayed the way you want it to be.

      If you have any questions or need help setting it up, feel free to get in touch 🙂

    1. Hi Roar,

      If you only want logged-in users to be able to access your post submission form, the best way would probably be to publish the form on a page that only logged-in users can access. You can do that with a plugin like Restrict Content.

  2. I’m new at wordpress. I was wondering if a user can reply on a post if I create the post form by WP form. And another question is can I all the posts in a certain page or not?
    Thank you for WP Form.

    1. Hi Nabil,

      The Post Submissions addon for our forms will actually strictly create a post from a form submission — after that, the post will act just like a normal WordPress post (so users can post comments if you allow, you can use the normal post editor, etc) and WPForms will no longer have any connection to it.

      This also means that these posts can be displayed by category through native WordPress functionality (you can see in the article above how to assign a category to these posts). To see a category archive, you can log into your site and go to Posts > Categories. If you hover over any category name, you’ll see ‘View’ (see screenshot here), and clicking that will open the category’s archive page.

      I hope that helps! 🙂

    1. Hi Yassine,

      Absolutely! The easiest way for users to add a video post is to include a YouTube link. In WordPress, simply including a YouTube link will display a full embedded video. In case it helps, here’s a post from WordPress.com that explains this in more detail (check out the ‘Embedding with a URL’ section).

      I hope this helps! 🙂

  3. Hi, We have a donation request form and we’re looking to allow people to upload supporting documents. Have there been issues, or should we be concerned, about corrupt files from the said uploads? Thank you

    1. Hi Dan,

      We haven’t received any reports of issues with this, but I certainly understand the concern. As a precaution against this kind of issue, we only allow specific and safer file types to be uploaded (more details on that here).

      You can restrict file types even further, as well, and/or set a maximum file size. For all of these details, I’d recommend checking out our guide to the File Upload field.

      It’s also a good idea to add a captcha to your form, which will work with our built-in honeypot to prevent spam entries. I specifically recommend Google’s reCAPTCHA — we have built-in integration for both their traditional checkbox and their newer, invisible option. Here’s our tutorial on how to set that up.

      I hope this helps! If you have any questions, please get in touch.

      Thanks! 🙂

  4. How would one go about using this on a page builder-based blog? We use Divi and have a specific layout for the blog pages that uses modules for post meta, featured image, author and content. The author and content modules require ‘manual input’ and thus are the ones that make me wonder if front-end posting would work in this case…

    1. Hi Roland,

      I haven’t tried this out, but as long as you know the meta key for any custom post meta you should be able to send form data to it. If you could please reach out to our support team when you have a chance, we can discuss more details on your current setup and provide a better idea of how this might work for you.

      Thanks! 🙂

  5. If a user copies and pastes an article with rich text such as bold and underlines, will the rich text show up in the WP form?

    1. Hi Brandon,

      We don’t currently have a way to accept rich text within form entries (as a security measure, our forms will remove all HTML and other code before the entry is accepted). I agree this would be a great feature, though, especially for post submissions/guest posts — and we’ve got this on our feature request list to consider down the road.

      If you have any other questions about our forms or the Post Submissions addon, please get in touch! 🙂

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