User generated posts is one of the ways to keep your website alive with new and interesting contents. And with new and interesting contents, it brings your website more traffic.
If you think the paragraph above makes a whole lot of sense and you would like users to submit a post via the front end of your WordPress site, the following tutorial will explain how you can allow this to happen.
Firstly, install and activate the User Submitted Posts plugin
If you are facing difficulties on installing a WordPress plugin, see our tutorial here – How to install a WordPress plugin
After you have activated it, hover your cursor on Pages and click Add New
Next, add a title for the page. Preferably something related to users submitting a post. To show you as an example, we are going to name the page as Submit A Post. Then, add the shortcode [user-submitted-posts] in the content area. See the screenshot below for your reference:
Once you have done the above, publish the page.
This is how the page will look like:
And users can now easily submit a post via the front end of your WordPress website. The only thing you need to do is make the page more visible so that users will know where and how to submit a post in your website.
All the user generated posts that are submitted through the method above will appear under your WordPress admin All Posts area as Pending.
You will need to manually publish the post.