This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Sidebar Posting


This plugin allows your visitors (logged in OR Not) to submit posts to your site via a sidebar widget form, or a custom shortcode in a page or post of your choice.
This is a very easy way to get your visitors to engage on your website. The idea came from a client who wanted a way to let members of their congregation post articles in the main church’s website
Some of the niches this plugin can be useful include:

  • Blogging website with many contributors
  • Community webstes with user participation/interativity
  • Forum like websites that don’t want to use a fully featured forum module/plugin
  • Classified ads website where users post and review others’ posts

and more

This plugin is fully localizable with .po file included. The .mo for Franšais is included

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  • Add a simple post form on the sidebar
  • You can add it using the Widget functionality in "Appearances >> Widgets"
  • You can also call it in posts or pages using a shortcode


  1. Upload the entire sidebar-post directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to “Appearance >> Widgets ” and add the “NEW POST” widget where you want to have the form show up

PS: You can also add the form anywhere in the wordpress by calling the sidebar_post_widget() function anywhere in the template files of the wordpress theme.




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“Sidebar Posting” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Introduced Full translation support
  • Added Widget options control* added responsiveness


  • Ajax Posti0ng


  • Added Advanced Control Panel
  • Introduced premium options


  • Fixed bugs in backend


  • Added .po translation files
  • Introduced uninstaller to come in version 3.0.4
  • Added full support of the language. Included
  • Added Default Post user


  • Fixed formatting issues


  • Added a fully working Uninstaller
  • Fixed two unnecessary loops