Frontend publishing is a very useful feature these days because collaborative work can be very effective and help keep your site active.

Currently, there are a number of plugins available that will allow users to submit content from the frontend of the site. There are a number of WordPress themes with this option too.

You can use these themes to allow users to submit content from the frontend of the site. If you are creating a viral content site, this feature can be very effective because it will help you to get interesting content regularly from your users.

Generally, users need to use the WordPress dashboard to publish content. Though you can allow users to submit content on your site by using WordPress's core feature to make anyone an author or a contributor, it is not a good idea to provide everyone access to the dashboard.

In this post, we will have a look at the WordPress frontend publishing plugins which will help you to allow your users to publish content from the frontend of the site without going to the dashboard of the site.

Top Frontend Publishing Plugins

1. Frontend Publishing Pro

Frontend Publishing Pro is a premium WordPress plugin that will help your users publish content from the frontend of the site. It comes with a comprehensive solution to create a submission form and make the process easy for your users.

It offers you a drag and drop form builder that will enable you to create the form quickly and get started. It offers you the option to allow your users to create, edit and delete the content published by them.

As the admin, you can create an unlimited number of forms each with their own settings and restrictions. You can add custom fields to the forms to fit your purposes. Overall, it's a great solution and one of the best options available right now.

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2. WP User Frontend

WP User Frontend is a free WordPress plugin that will help your users to submit content from the frontend of the site. If you use this plugin, the users will be able to create new posts and edit their profile all from the site's frontend. Most importantly, they don't have to have access to the main dashboard.

As an admin, you can set the status of the submitted content and make it go live to the site directly or set it as a draft which will go live once you approve it. You also have the option to set user levels in the dashboard.

The overall system comes with custom features such as allowing users to submit attachments and featured images with posts if you wish to. Overall, it offers you all the options to create a great looking post.

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3. AccessPress Anonymous Post Pro

This is another great frontend WordPress plugin; it gives your users the option to create WordPress posts from the frontend of the site. It also has the option to post articles from the frontend of the site with images, and you can set the image dimension.

You can add custom fields and have the option to choose a category while creating the post. This plugin offers you the option to create an unlimited number of forms each with its own settings and restrictions.

The drag and drop form builder makes the process to create custom forms really easy. Also, you can restrict logged out users from the site and force them to log in before they can post on your site, or you can allow any users to post per your choice.

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4. User Submitted Posts

User Submitted Posts is a popular free option for frontend publishing. It offers an easy option to allow your users to submit content without going to the main WordPress dashboard. You can place the submission form by using the template tag or the shortcode.

The plugin is very simple, but it offers you all the required fields to create a quality post. You will have the title, content, category, Captcha, and the image upload feature in the form so that you can directly publish the content once you check it.

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Final Word

The above-mentioned plugins are the best frontend publishing plugins available right now, and they come with all the required options and features to create a great looking quality post.

It is very important for any blog to be active and have fresh content regularly to drive a good amount of traffic. That being said, if you are not able to create content on a regular basis, opening the site to your users and allow them to submit content is a great idea.

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Originally published Jul 14, 2017 1:38:30 PM, updated October 18 2019