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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. Hi Jared, what is the ETA on this “in the future”? We’re using WP forms across all our sites but we have a ton of user submitted content and getting a working WYSIWYG with basic formatting capabilities is an urgent need. Considering having to install another form plugin in the interim but really don’t want to. Thanks in advance.

      2. Hi Gina! I apologize for any confusion over the lack of this feature!
        I’m Anatolii and I have checked this question for you.
        It seems like a feature we still building up plans for. I apologize, but I don’t have any ETA on this, guess when it will be released there will be an announcement about this in our newsletter.

        Have a good one 🙂

      3. Please let us know if this WYSIWYG feature is anywhere near ready. It would make all the difference for us. Just basic things like bold, italics, maybe a heading style or two, and bulleted lists. The blog submission form is fantastic already, but it really needs this last bit to make it truly useful.

      4. Hey Rose – Great timing to ask about this feature! We are actually working on WYSIWYG feature already. I can’t provide any exact ETA at the moment but it is definitely a work in progress at the moment.

        Have a good one 🙂

    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.

  1. 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 that explains this in more detail (check out the ‘Embedding with a URL’ section).

      I hope this helps! 🙂

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. Thanks for your post
    I would like to know how to add Guest post or how people submit the post to the admin of the blog. I am using blogspot here. Can you please guide Step by step on the below blogs
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    1. Hi Sandeep,

      I apologize for any confusion, however our plugin will only work on WordPress sites. If you’d like to consider moving your site from BlogSpot (now called Blogger) to WordPress, though, you could check out this WPBeginner article for details on how to do that.

      Thanks! 🙂

  6. Can the form be set to allow audio file upload and the visitor’s post be displayed as an audio player of the file uploaded?

    1. Hi Levi,

      This is all certainly possible, however it will be a bit complicated to set up (it will require a custom field/custom post type where the audio file’s link would be sent, as well as a custom post template so that the audio file could be displayed on the page).

      We’re not able to provide support for this level of customization, however we can certainly help to point you in the right direction. When you get a chance, could you please get in touch with our support team to discuss this in a little more detail?


  7. Hi,

    Is there a way for the author of submitted post to edit the post after it was published? I mean, using the same form that was used for submission.


    1. Hi Iurie,

      We don’t currently have a way for the author to edit their post via a form, however once the post is created it behaves just like any other WordPress post (so the post can be edited within the WordPress admin area). One popular option for this is to let these users register and log into your site, but to limit the posts they can see to only ones they’ve written. Here’s WPBeginner’s tutorial with more details on how to set up this limitation.

      If you’d like more details/have more questions about this, please get in touch! 🙂

      1. Is there still no way of allowing users who created the post to edit/delete them via the same form?

      2. Hi Hiren!
        WPForms doesn’t provide the feature to update/edit posts by submitting a form. you can only create a post, then edit it by signing in to the site dashboard.
        I apologize for the inconvenience!
        Have a good one 🙂

  8. I’m too a new user of wp I want to ask with this can my clients write and post on my website wall ? And will it automatically saved ?

    1. Hi Aman,

      Yes, that’s correct — once you’ve set up our Post Submissions addon, a WordPress post will automatically be created every time a user submits your form. You can set this up so that the post is published (live) on your site right away, or so that it waits for your approval before publishing.

      I hope this helps! If you have additional questions, please get in touch and we’d be happy to assist further 🙂

  9. Very interesting and it caught my attention. I do want a website that is easy to manage. Bookmarking your article which will probably be my guide. Thank you very much.

  10. Hi,
    Im a beginner in WordPress.
    Im trying to find a plugin, so every user logged in should be able to make their own blogs, in different choosen categories, from front-end.
    These blogs should then be visible at their own profile site.
    Is this possible with your plugin or can you tell me where i can find a plugin for this ?

    1. Hi Michael,

      WPForms can’t do what you’re looking for but if you’re new to WordPress and are looking for resources to help you find a plugin that will suit your needs, I would recommend taking a look at . They have a lot of great resources and articles that can answer most of your questions and point you in the right direction to find what you might need.

      I hope this helps! 🙂

  11. Hi. We are looking for a solution to allow visitors to post recipes to our restaurant website. We would want these submissions to look like blog posts, containing text and a photo. We would like to display this as a ‘feed’ of ‘posts’ on a page other than our regular blog page. I know this can be done through a special form that could even allow a non-logged-in user to submit content. Here’s the catch – we would rather not have the post submissions appear alongside our regular blog posts in the Posts section of the WordPress back-end. Is this possible?

  12. I have the advanced custom fields Plugin ACF I use in blog posts. Do you know if I can use ACF custom fields in the WP blog forms or map WP form fields to ACF custom fields?


    1. Hey Dale,

      Thanks for reaching out! We do no currently have a native integration with ACF, but I agree that would be great. We’re big fans of ACF and in fact use it ourselves. We’ll make a note to keep this on our radar 🙂

  13. Hello
    Can u recommend a theme/plugins that will allow users to upload an image and choose the category the image falls in and how they can also add location .. please help

    1. Hi Nena,

      We don’t have any specific plugin recommendations that have this functionality but I would recommend checking out our sister site, WPBeginner, which has a ton of resources that can help you look for the right plugin. 🙂

      I hope this helps!

    1. Hi Dron,

      While you can use our Form Locker addon to limit the number of total entries for a form, we don’t have a way of limiting based on any kind of schedule, such as once per day for each user. I’ve made a note on our feature request list so we can keep it on our radar! Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

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  15. I am creating an Intranet website. I want the user to upload documents from Frontend and publish immediately. Further, the post should be available to download from other viewers.
    It will be the same as the tender uploading websites. As the user can login and upload Documents and those files are available to download.
    There should be no Moderation from the backend.
    Please tell me how to do it.

  16. I have a website where I promote singers by publishing, for each artiste, a post that have a link for the downloading of his song. I think it makes sense if the singer can do the upload himself. Can I use this your technique to have the singers upload the song and my site visitors will be able to download it

    1. Hi Evans,

      Yes, you can use our File Upload field (available with any paid license) to allow users to upload files to your site via our forms.

      I hope this helps! 🙂

    1. Hi Scott!
      Currently, we don’t have a built-in option in WPForms to choose categories in the Post Submission settings.
      We are working on implementing this feature, however, I don’t have any ETA on this.
      I apologize for any inconvenience!
      Have a good one 🙂

    1. Hi there!
      Thanks for your feedback, we appreciate it!
      I’m glad to hear that you found it helpful!

      Have a good one 🙂

    1. Hi Rodney!
      You are welcome!
      We are happy to hear that you found this information helpful.
      Have a good one 🙂

  17. Does WPForms integrate with other marketing tools like MailChimp? Sometimes you prefer sending data for import and export. Can anyone please share links or articles on it. Thanks.

    1. Hi!
      WPForms can be integrated with a number of similar web services like: GetResponse, Aweber, Campaign Monitor, Drip, etc.
      You can find more details regarding all of the addons available in WPForms from this page.
      I hope this helps.
      Have a good one 🙂

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