Simple Feature Requests Free


If you are a product creator then you’ll know how important user feedback can be. Simple Feature Requests aims to make it easier for you to prioritise which features should be included.

The free version of the plugin provides the following features:

  • Accept user-submitted feature requests.
  • Users can vote on features they want to see included in your product.
  • Users can comment on feature requests using the native WordPress commenting system.
  • Admins can approve and manage feature requests.
  • AJAX based search before a user submits a feature request.
  • Sort/filter by “Latest”, “Top”, “My Requests”, and “Status”.
  • Select status from “Pending”, “Published”, “Under Review”, “Complete”, “Started”, “Planned”, and “Declined”.
  • Add custom statuses using the jck_sfr_statuses filter.

Pro Version

The Pro version of the plugin provides the following additional features:

  • Categorise feature requests.
  • Bulk change request statuses.
  • Enable email notifications when a status changes or a comment is added.

Upgrade to Pro


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/simple-feature-requests directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Once activated, go to Settings > Permalinks. Visiting this page will refresh your sites permalinks.
  4. You will now need to add a link to the requests archive. This can be found at


Is there a Pro version of the plugin?

Yes, there is! You can get it from the website. With the Pro version you can:

  • Categorise feature requests.
  • Bulk change request statuses.
  • Enable email notifications when a status changes or comment is added.
I’m getting a 404 error when loading a request or the requests archive.

You need to refresh your permalinks. Go to Settings > Permalinks. Just visiting that settings page will refresh the permalinks and the feature requests should now load on the frontend.


January 27, 2019
This is a promising plugin, but has a few non-starters for me: 1. The request submission is not intuitive. There is no submit button on the request, and the title and description are split into two screens 2. It overrides theme styling for things like input boxes 3. It shows a link to the plugin from the page with no option to remove it. Other things that are not non-starters, but make it feel rough: 1. No way to change the url for feature requests, it's hard coded to feature-requests/ 2. No way to have multiple feature request 'boards' - it's all combined (categories does not solve the use case I have for multiple 'boards') 3. No way to have requests auto-publish with moderation after publish. Slows down submission of ideas and encourages duplications 4. No duplicate detection on submission As I said, this plugin is promising, but not there yet. I'm happy to pay for the pro version, but too many non-starters right now.
May 3, 2018
I've tried a couple others like this (there are not many), and they all had massive bugs even with default WP themes and zero plugs. This plug is great and has been rock solid and the developer is responsive to changes and updates. Love it! Micha
December 15, 2017
Finally we can see an ideas/feature requests plugin on WordPress. I've been looking like crazy for this kind of plugins but the ones I've found were updated two years ago or not tested with this WP version. All the "idea" feature I've seen on other websites were implemented as part of the platform (Jive, by example). So, congrats for initiative. One suggestion would be to implement some customization interface and features: to be notified when someone post a request or comment, how many levels on a thread, how many requests on a page and so on. Thank you again for the initiative. Keep up the good work!
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Feature Requests Free” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



v1.0.5 (2019-03-02)
[fix] Security Fix

v1.0.4 (2019-01-04)
[new] Pro – Categories
[new] Pro – Bulk update statuses
[new] Pro – Email notifications
[new] Sidebar widgets
[update] Update dependencies
[fix] Fix single request visibility when completed or declined

v1.0.3 (2018-07-05)
[update] Ignore “status” and “filter” when searching as they can’t be changed anyway
[fix] Remove search when filtering or changing status
[fix] Keep status when filtering
[fix] Show all statuses when searching
[fix] Ajax search was returning all results

v1.0.2 (2018-04-25)
[update] Add custom statuses for feature requests
[update] Update notices class to use transients
[update] Add notice on successful submission
[update] Filter by status
[update] Update Freemius
[update] Update settings framework
[fix] Fix feature request height when no content
[fix] Fix return value error for older PHP versions

v1.0.1 (2017-12-14)
[fix] Add before/after hooks to single template.

v1.0.0 (2017-12-13)
Initial release.