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  1. Thanks for reading this article – I hope you found it helpful.

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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 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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! 🙂

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. 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?


  9. 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! 🙂

  10. 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 🙂

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