Do you need a way to allow your website visitors to upload an image to your site, without giving them access to log in? Using a simple form makes this easy for your users.
In this article, we’ll show you how to allow users to submit images to your WordPress site using WPForms.
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Why Allow Users to Upload an Image?
You might wonder when it makes sense to allow your website visitors to upload image files to your site.
Here are just a few ways they can use an image upload form:
- Submitting a profile photo
- Adding images to their guest blog post submissions
- Gathering testimonials of your products
…and you can probably think of quite a few more!
Having an image upload form saves you time, since you don’t have to upload images on people’s behalf. It also helps to keep your site secure, because you don’t have to give all your users access to log in to your site if they want to upload images.
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So, let’s see how to allow users to submit images to your WordPress site.
Step 1: Create an Image Upload Form
Next, you’ll need to create a new form. You can see our tutorial on how to create a file upload form as an example to get started.
If you want to see the file upload form template in action, head over and check out our sample file upload form demo.
Just remember, you can add a File Upload form field to any form so users can submit images.
For instance, you can create the following types of forms using our Form Templates Pack addon:
- Accident report form
- Contest entry form that requires image submissions to enter
- Alumni donation form
- Employee Information forms so you can create employee identification badges
- Recipe catalog form
- School ID registration form
- Support ticket form for things like screenshots of issues
- And many more
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Step 2: Customize Your Image Upload Form
You can add additional fields to your form by dragging them from the left hand panel to the right hand panel.
Then, click on the field to make any changes. You can also click on a form field and drag it to rearrange the order on your image upload form.
To add a short description to your File Upload form field, click on the form field and make your changes on the left hand side.
To save any images users upload to your form, go to the Advanced Options section and select the Store file in WordPress Media Library box so images save in your WordPress Media Library.
This way, you can access images from the Media » Library menu in your WordPress dashboard.
For more information about the File Upload form field, check out our complete guide to the file upload field.
When your form looks the way you want it to, click Save.
Step 3: Publish Your Image Upload Form
After you’ve created an image upload form, you need to add it to your WordPress website.
WPForms allows you to add your forms to many locations on your website, including your blog posts, pages, and even sidebar widgets.
Let’s take a look at the most common post/page embed option.
To start, create a new post or page in WordPress and then click on the Add Form button.
Next, select your image upload form in the modal popup and click Add Form.
Then, publish your post or page so your form will appear on your website.
And there you have it! You now know how to allows users to submit images to your WordPress site.
Want your users to be able to submit a whole blog post, instead of just an image? Check out our guide on how to allow users to submit blog posts.
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